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The performance re-enacts one of the dinner scenes in an American film called American Beauty (1999) and invites an audience to participate.

 

It investigates the abstractions of social ideologies and materiality. These ideologies, engendered partly by popular films and Internet culture (e.g. Google search engine), are questioned during the performance, while what is familiar has been decontextualized by re-enactment; it creates a critical space for rethinking the idea of perception.

 

Video documentation and information recorded on: here

The actual performance was intentionally unrecorded. Here is a video documentation of a practice run.