The Red Thread

The Red Thread is an interactive performance, which begins unannounced and involves all participants within the exhibition space. The performance is initiated when the artist enters the room with a ball of red thread (yarn) and binds herself with one end. She then takes the other end and proceeds to go through and around groups of people and/or individuals in order to bind, connect, and divide them. After a certain amount of time, when most of the people are intertwined within this fabricated network, she takes a pair of scissors out and cuts herself free. She then leaves the pair of scissors behind and walks out of the room, leaving the participants to choose how they want to react. One could interact with their new formed connections. One could also follow suit and cut themselves loose.

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