Saturday, 20 July 2013

Performance 1.30 mins exchange at Firstdraft after dark 

‘1.30 Minute Exchange/Put Yourself In My Shoes’ is about the perception of personal space and interactions between different bodies. In this interactive performance engaging the audience, the participant will be asked to change shoes with me (the artist), while we are both inside a partition. The design of the partition is inspired by Edward T. Hall’s diagram Personal Reaction Bubbles of (1966).  In this way I am setting up two layers of personal space. One is the limited space of the partition and the other is inside my shoes. People can exchange their shoes with me or can leave the space to find the person who is wearing their shoes. Feeling someone’s body heat from their shoes could be weird or even unpleasant and the chances that my shoe would fit your feet is quite low. You could like my red glittering Converse more than your old brown loafer. Or not. This performance is a metaphorical gesture of the moment when we meet people and get to know each other. Sometimes we get quickly closer to somebody, other times we do not connect at all. You could meet your love of your life while you are looking for your shoes. Whatsoever!

<iframe src="" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="">1.5 Minute Exchange - Personal Space</a> from <a href="">Yiwon Park</a> on <a href="">Vimeo</a>.</p>

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