Collaborative performance by Sogol Mabadi and Emma Helen Reid.
Developed for their two-person show, ‘Encounter no. 1‘
For this closed event, two separate actions take place simultaneously and are repeated by participants. Six people will meet in the gallery out with exhibition opening times.
Emma will ask you to take a seat as she prepares to read the short story.
Sogol will wash her hands and invite you to mirror this task.
Emma will read the story aloud. When she reaches the end of the story she will pass the story on, inviting another participant to read it aloud.
Sogol will sit with another participant and massage their hands with hand cream.
These two actions will repeat until all participants have taken part in each.
The performance lasts approximately 35 minutes.
An excerpt from the text read during the performance, written by Emma Helen Reid: