Wednesday, February 9, 2011

To Eat The Grapefruit, Or Not

It's one of the great conundrums of contemporary art:

When during a performance, the performer, clad in boxers, a robe, and mouse ears, removes grapefruit from the torso of a mannequin mouse-human hybrid rag doll, and opens up the grapefruit, and hops around in a crouching position, offering pieces of the grapefruit to members of the opening reception audience who have formed a haphazard circle around the performance, do the audience members accept the grapefruit, and if so do they eat the grapefruit, and if they do, or if they do not, then in what ways have they changed or become in part of the performance?

Viva Brian Getnick, from the What's New, Pussycat opening.