Far Apart

February 2020 - Speranza Research Lab, Montreal


How does body proximity influence the conversation and course of a meal? Are conversationa 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 influenced by it?


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

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

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