Fruit Orgy 2014

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Fruit Orgy (2), 2014
Participatory Performance
Photo by: Hannah Goodwin
Installed at: Below the Belt, Duncan Street, Leeds, 2014


A white room was filled with a large amount of colourful fruit; only males could take part in the performance; participants where instructed to wear full formal dark suit clothing; the narrative of the performance was their decision. It started civilised and gradually the scene turned to chaos. Fruit that originally being eaten was smashed played with and used as projectiles. All things in the environment were desecrated and damaged.

Video of original performance can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvvPtJ-T7hk

(2) The Action was repeated as a part of exhibition Below the Belt; This time the participants were in an enclosed space viewable from peepholes inside the gallery and through a large glass shop-front window out side the gallery. It also had a fixed lock in time of 30 minutes but the participants used parts of the environment to brake out before the full duration was completed.

Karl Sims, Fruit Orgy

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