Chloe Bass. Tea Will Be Served, at Apage Enterprise, December 18, 2011
Ms. Bass explains: "Tea Will Be Served primarily addressed the relationship between expectations and reality. Through a series of relatively normal behaviors turned on their heads, the performance explored how making strange can illuminate both the moment itself and our understanding of the everyday. The performance also aimed to make guests, rather than the artist, the central featured performers, generating the “watched” content for themselves as they experienced it. The artist served only as mediator and guide."
Who wouldn't want to have a cuppa with the lovely Ms. Bass and company? A rare opportunity to be part of a performance piece. Bravo!
Here is a video of the December 2011 performance:
See you there,
Beth New York
aka Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, Ph.D.
New York Arts Exchange