Look Sharp

Look Sharp, performance, duration: 4 hours, 2015

I greeted visitors in an agressively polite manner and ensured they used a complicated and pointless queuing system. Then I sharpened a pencil for the visitor from an electric pencil sharpener beneath my skirt and forced them to sign a long consent form (which was in fact just the definition of consent, repeated and written in a font too small to read). Finally, I stamped their hand with an 'approved' sign and let them into the rest of the exhibition.There was very loud lift music on repeat.


Performed as part of This was the Future, an exhibition in the Barbican Conservatory. 2015