In a digital culture of dropped connections, sound bite relationships, and words left unspoken, Curry & Dillon engage the audience with performance that welcomes vulnerability, and responds with personalized commitment.
The performance begins when artists Laura Curry and Lori Dillon meet with an audience member (“client”) to engage in a discussion about goals, unresolved issues, and possible problems for which the client seeks help. The artists also discuss ways in which they themselves pursue assistance from the client. Together, a plan is identified by which the artists support the client – and, potentially, how the client will support the artists. The Agreement is the result: a document which describes the support plan and time frame (which may range from 1 week to the duration of the Time Mutations exhibition) for completing the mutual commitments. Throughout the performance and consequent client engagements, the artists document their experiences and upload their findings to the Time Mutations web site.
The Agreement has been conducted in Buffalo/NY, Portland/OR, Seattle/WA, Albuquerque/NM and in Kassel, Germany as part of Documenta 13. Curry + Dillon have been presenting work in theaters, store fronts, hotel rooms, in the streets, and over the Internet as a collaborative team since 2008. For more information, visit www.currydillon.com.
For Time Mutations, Curry & Dillon will engage audiences in 3-way virtual and in-person interactions between Seattle/WA, Buffalo/NY and Weimar Germany.