Instructions (to be performed in front of an audience or independently)
(Date is an arbitrary number assigned by the program; all pieces were created in June 2019)
The end of a meditation.
Take pictures without holding camera.
Believe in two things. Know only one of them to be true.
Talk to another fellow in the theater.
A Time to See
Borrow a television for one day. If you're at the set, turn it off.
Put the tongue into a jar and let it go wild.
Put an object in a jar.
The object moves along with the tongue.
Play a game by pouring water on a pumpkin, then sprinkling cinnamon on it.
Sitting at the dining table of a lovely woman.
Lying on the Ground
Make sure you are not lying on the ground.
Make sure you are upright so you have a good chance.
All persons standing in front of the newspaper stand are painted white, or black, or red all over.
Give me a dollar, and I'll give you a dollar.
Put some tape on your arm and make it stick to my arm.
Have a television and a television face each other, playing tennis on a court.
All Is Now In Balance (Crow Variation)
Crows or crow sounds are placed in front of a Church choir and amplified as both perform songs of their choosing.
The New Testament
Pierce a window frame or piece of wood and put it into a glass container.
Sparrows for the Deaf
Sounds of sparrows are heard on one side of the room and a loud series of sound effects play on the other side.
No One Laid a Hand
Two children play in their yard.
Cream Soda and Chlorine*
Cream drinks and Chlorine are mixed together.
[*=editor’s note, this one should only be performed by an expert in chemical safety.]
A bath has a very small bubble inside, and one person has to use a bucket to get the water off of the bubble.
Carbonated Water Bottles
The artist paints his/her painting in carbonated water bottles and returns them for recycling.
Decorate the Earth by painting it over as it has been painted over time.
The Art of Peeing
Pee into a toilet of a pub and ask for a reward.
The reward should be $30 or $40, depending to the situation.
Walk on water.
A man in a liquor store is not drinking beer!
A Gift to Others
A house is sold.
A garden is cultivated.
A garden is planted.
A book is found.
Clean the house.
A lamp bulb is removed from inside and out.
Bombs are detonated to cover the house.
Some decorations are put away.
A Man and His Cat
A man meets a cat.
Pushing a Stone
Performer reaches stage.
Performer enters tunnel for next event.
Take a picture of the universe.
Take a Picture of Yourself As Your Heart Breaks
Place a cardboard bag over your heart and cover it with tape.
A man in a rubber suit walks up to a window.
Don’t Touch Me
The man’s hands touch the ground, a woman’s hands touch the air.
Ink to the Sky
With a brush, paint your fingers with ink.
We Shall All Be Damned
God calls everyone into the room to pay attention to the performance.
All Is Now In Balance
Performer dances in front of a funeral.
Cancel the concert.
Dummy Dance Band
Dance Band performs on a stage in front of empty concert hall.
The score must include, at least once, each possible note that can be played.
A movie is shown from 3:30 to 4:30 AM in which the main character enters the cinema at 3:30 to 4:30 AM and runs into the trouble of a black screen.
In the Name of G-d
Create a white feather with the words “In His Name” written on it.
Cut furniture with a cutting knife.
Try to keep a list of ten facts about the world as it appears today.
Create a series of questions. It is your job to take 30 sentences from a series of different books, and answer the questions using only those words.
Use a hammer and sickle to smash down a wall.
Put ten shoes on your feet one after another.
An Instrument of the Human Body (for Lúcio)
Use objects – the ear, nose, tongue or chest/upper abdomen – for producing various sounds. Record these sounds and their intensity in the form of phonograms.
The Cat Sings
A cat responds to a person coming near to it.
The stage becomes a large canvas and is filled with all manner of objects by the audience, including clothing, shoes, glasses, hair clips and plastic objects. Strings are attached to each and maneuvered. The lights on the stage will slowly turn off and on. This creates an illusion of "floating light."
On the Other Side of Midnight
Each of us has a hand in deciding who writes that first song we all sing together in a bar.
Conversation With the Moon
Vocalist is in the moonlight listening as a child says: "What's your name?" (in Japanese)