Far apart

February 2020 - Speranza Research Lab, Montreal

Inspiration

How does body proximity influence the conversation and course of a meal? Are conservation naturally more intimate when 2 people are sitting very close to each other. Are some topics left out when they are screaming across the room to hear each other? Probably. How is the speed of the meal influences by it?

Description

The audience decided every minute the distance in-between each eater. They could choose in-between 5 positions: accross the room, far from each other, face to face, sitting on each other lap and back to back.

The constant change cut us the appetite. Truth in the words were lost as the context was too artificial and constantly interrupted by an exterior presence. The performance was very boring for the hungry audience watching.

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