2016 New York
Popo­let, NY Art Book Fair, PS 1
Class­room 2
2017 São Paulo
Tijua­na, Casa do Povo
Dura­tion: approx­i­mate­ly 30 minutes

Class­room is an exer­cise series per­formed by 16 vol­un­teer par­tic­i­pants in a room equipped with 16 fold­ing chairs. Par­tic­i­pants are led through a sequence of coor­di­nat­ed group for­ma­tions. Togeth­er, they pro­duce 12 seat­ed com­po­si­tions, each 1 held for 1 minute, with 1 minute in between to reconfigure.

The exer­cise explores the unfold­ing social effects of mul­ti­ple class­room ori­en­ta­tions and rela­tion­al con­fig­u­ra­tions, from stan­dard lin­ear to per­pen­dic­u­lar to diag­o­nal to cru­ci­form and con­cen­tric formations.

Hand-clasp­ing pat­terns are added to the evolv­ing pat­terns of chair direc­tions. A chain of out­stretched arms and linked hands super­im­pos­es its own lines on the increas­ing­ly con­vo­lut­ed floor configurations.

The for­ma­tions cul­mi­nate in a com­mu­nal liba­tion, with half of all arms raised in salutation.