Micro-Event n° 5 /Nine Female Characters

Transpalette, Bourges, France, 1999 ; Paris pour escale, curated by Hou Hanru and Evelyne Jouanno, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France, 2000-2001

During a five-hour period, I enclosed in a 27 cubic-meter transparent plastic cube; I played the role of nine characters, each identifiable by a simple gesture and different costumes. These nine female characters are: a female narrator, a waitress, a homeless woman (the Plastic Bag Lady), a Japanese high school girl, a Japanese school girl, “Ninja Girl”, a female boxer, a sales rep for baby nappies, Ganguro Girl (the bimbo: with a face blacked from ultra-violet rays, in colourful clothing and platform shoes).
The furnishing of this cube was composed of a bed, a table, a chair, a television, a mirror and a punching ball. The five hours of activity were video taped and shown during the exhibit next to the cube containing the traces of this action.