1-800-HAPPENING

 

1-800-HAPPENING

Fluxus Event
Collaboration with Maria Munar, Sahar Te, and Jadda Tsui
2015

The fluxus event, crawling, engages audience participation as we crawl together on the floor. The comment responses to the piece reflect our complex relationship to crawling, a physical activity with loaded symbolism. Our audience saw the activity as both sexual and child-like. Participants’ feedback via the post-it notes raised ideas around submissiveness, sexuality, and kink, in addition to or rather than the feeling of a return to infancy and child-like action. Participants often felt an ownership over the action due to engaging in the process from their own perspectives. Having adults return to a childhood state of development through the action of a lower physical position creates a conversation about sexuality, submission, and the loss of innocence.