All The Players, 2013
Performance / Duration: variable
All The Players is a durational performance viewed in parallel with the reading of a script.
The script features three distinguishable characters - a man, a woman with a white hat and a woman with a pink scarf. Five actors in total repeatedly perform a sequence of actions, with a rotation system ensuring that they play a different character in every cycle. Audience is free to come and go. The performance script is available for them, and the text is designed to be read regardless of the moment at which one enters the room.
When the live performance is not happening, the setting remains on view, with the script functioning as both a record and a prediction of the presently absent occurrence.
The woman with the white hat will remain reserved, but somehow excited by the possibilities.
The woman with the pink scarf will stand up. She will go and sit next to the man. She will appear in control.
The man will relax back in his chair.
The woman with the white hat will remain composed. Her gaze will be deadly.
The man will be thinking thoughts of indecent nature. He will inhale deeply and exhale again.
Footsteps will be heard.