Teens with Masks: Q&A
Areas for Action – New York
Meulensteen Gallery, New York, NY
October 7 – November 6, 2010
Saturday 23/10/10 Teens with Masks – Q&A
Six teenagers, sourced from Brooklyn’s youth drug prevention programs, each purchased outfits to assume a role or persona. During the performance they wore the outfits, which they further embellished with aluminum foil, tape and other materials. Simultaneously, they also wrote topics of conversation on scraps of paper and placed them in a box. When visitors entered the gallery, a question was randomly selected and discussed in public. Visitors were encouraged to add questions and topics of conversation to the box. The teenagers led an 8-hour public conversation on a wide range of topics with a large group of people.