Maybe what the audience feels
Performative animation, plaster, ink, rubbing alcohol
Audio by Charlie Manion
Four plaster medallions present internal experiences that a stationary audience member might notice, especially during a performance that is unengaging and makes them aware of their physical sensations: "pain in left shoulder", "needing to pee", "remembering back posture", and "a swallow that is loud in your own head but no one else can hear it". During the performance, I animated depictions of each sensation by drawing with a combination of ink and rubbing alcohol, taking a picture, carving away the drawing with plaster, and repeating that process. The animation is created from scratch in front of the audience - this clip is from the end when all segments had been created. "Maybe what the audience feels" was performed at Facility Theater in Chicago.