A Piece for a Hotel was inspired by our interest in the hotel room as a setting for various taboos normally prohibited from our daily lives, such as infidelity or even murder, and by our interest in a hotel room as a commercially viable system of manufactured privacy that allows an escape from public scrutiny, perhaps even from our own normal code of moral conscience.
The first version was an original game involving live video and four participants who gave each other clues to famous hotel crimes while handcuffed together and simultaneously drinking, masturbating, brushing their teeth and eating bar snacks.
The piece was then reconceived as a sculptural performance installation. Attendance to the Friday night opening was by mailed invitation only. The invitation read simply, “You can do anything.” Collaborating artists bound themselves with duct tape and waited in a mock hotel room while the invited audience came and went, alternating between engaging with the bound participants and watching the live-feed footage in the main gallery space.
Conceived and created by the ensemble.
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A Piece for a Hotel
New York, New York