Abstain

This was another of the pieces that I, unfortunately, despite the best-laid plans, wasn’t able to attend.

However, I passed on my ticket to another and they had some interesting things to say about it. Paraphrased and run through my interpretation-machine:

Interesting. Minimal. No fires. Open field near water. Dark but could make out mountains on the horizon in the moonlight

Was Mike Parr there? Someone saying 1 2 3 4 at beginning and the end. Seated performers.

Audience had an interesting take on quiet. Whispering at the performance border or moving off a bit to talk. Turned around later and saw people/bodies scattered around the field – some laying down. Was reaching my cold limit. Saw people in hoodies and shorts…

I’m still sorry I missed it. Though I’m not sure how I would have responded to the endurance challenge. Hopefully, I would have rugged up and just given myself over to it. It all sounds quite ‘spare’.

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