Tsai Mong Hsuan

a book (2017)

one-on-one performance, thin plastic curtain, table, and a book.

The one-on-one performance of a book is triggered by visitor's vicinity to the work, under performer's inquiry or the other way around. It is performed through the whole event. There are no announcement, no specific schedule indictaed this act. The audience are asked to stand next to the performer. During the performance, the pages are turned and shuffled under different speeds and movements, according to the on-looker's presence. The performance ends when both the performer and audience agree on that it has ended, usually it continues with a conversation about what has happened.