All for Free (Free for All?)

Art & Design

A performance piece in which we dress in men’s suits, heavily made-up, and smile continuously for four hours while offering mystery packages of free samples to the audience. We can choose to give or withhold a package from an audience member. By giving freely to some and not to others, we seed product-desire, construct arbitrary hierarchies and produce competition, humiliation, and even violence.

No matter what happens, we smile and offer, smile and refuse, smile and struggle. We do not speak.

Performed at the TEST performance festival in Boston in March, 2007.