IDEAS

RECIPE FOR A STUDIO/GALLERY/MUSEUM VISIT 

6 works of art on a wall

6 visitors dressed in black

1 artist who wears all white and stands against the white gallery wall as if invisible.

9 chairs surrounding 6 art objects

Visitor 1 Knocks

Artist lets her in

Visitor begins to look at one painting at a time for 10 seconds then moves on to the next.

Visitor sits and ponders

Artist stands up to look at visitor expectantly, takes a deep breath and stares emotionless into space while visitor speaks.

Visitor stands, inhales deeply and states:

“THIS OFTEN WORKS OUT BEAUTIFULLY,” exhales and sits down.

Artist exhales.

Visitor 2 Knocks

Artist lets her in

Visitor begins to look at one painting at a time for 10 seconds then moves on to the next.

Visitor sits and ponders

Artist stands up to look at visitor expectantly, takes a deep breath and stares emotionless into space while visitor speaks.

Visitor stands, inhales deeply and states:

“MANY OF US WOULD PREFER AN EXPLANATION,” exhales and sits down.

Artist exhales.

Visitor 3 Knocks

Artist lets her in

Visitor begins to look at one painting at a time for 10 seconds then moves on to the next.

Visitor sits and ponders

Artist stands up to look at visitor expectantly, takes a deep breath and stares emotionless into space while visitor speaks.

Visitor stands, inhales deeply and states:

“CLOSER. BUT STILL NOT QUITE RIGHT,” exhales and sits down.

Artist exhales.

Visitor 4 Knocks

Artist lets her in

Visitor begins to look at one painting at a time for 10 seconds then moves on to the next.

Visitor sits and ponders

Artist stands up and looks at visitor expectantly, takes a deep breath and stares emotionless into space while visitor speaks.

Visitor stands, inhales deeply and states:

“THIS FEELS SO RETROGRADE NOW,” exhales and sits down.

Artist exhales.

Visitor 5 Knocks

Artist lets her in

Visitor begins to look at one painting at a time for 10 seconds then moves on to the next.

Visitor sits and ponders

Artist stands up and looks at visitor expectantly, takes a deep breath and stares emotionless into space while visitor speaks.

Visitor stands, inhales deeply and states:

“IT TELLS US WHO WE ARE AND WHERE WE NEED TO GO,” exhales deeply and sits down.

Artist exhales.

Visitor 6 Knocks

Artist lets her in

Visitor begins to look at one painting at a time for 10 seconds then moves on to the next.

Visitor sits and ponders

Artist stands up to look at visitor expectantly, takes a deep breath and stares emotionless into space while visitor speaks.

Visitor stands, inhales deeply and states:

“IT’S NOT TRUE THAT THIS IS ART,” exhales deeply and sits down.

Artist exhales.

All visitors and artists inhale and exhale once; each visitor walks out of the room in a line. Artist remains in room alone staring emotionless into space.