I interpreted the following performance directions by artist Vincent Ramos.
"WERE NOT TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE
WERE TALKING ABOUT BEHAVIOR
-”Take a measurement”.
-”Take pictures with no apparent aesthetic value”.
Repeat actions numerous times.
Should be done in a public place.
-Possibly a “period sound” lies somewhere dormant.
-Rely on small movements.
-Utilize a mark-making process.
-Embrace the usage of props.
-Stumble upon language.
-Architecture is your friend.
I decided to incorporate the performance into a language exchange with a Korean artist, Yang Youn Hwa. With vocabulary necessary, she instructed me to measure the distance between me and other people in the Hongdae area in Seoul, South Korea. I used chalk to define my position in relation to others who, for the most part, didn’t stand still long enough for me to complete the measurement. I subsequently had to readjust my position to get a close enough numeric result. While attempting to define my spacial relationship to the little girl, the Kia Superhero (with his man purse) serendipitously walked into the picture.