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Standard Amenities
Performance Installation
variable
2016
Standard Amenities
Performance Installation
variable
2016
Standard Amenities
Performance Installation
variable
2016
Standard Amenities
Performance Installation
variable
2016
Standard Amenities
Performance Installation
variable
2016

Site-Sensitive Performance Installation 2016
Room 406 | DFBRL8R at stARTup Art Fair
Mile North Hotel
Chicago, IL

Duration: 10hrs


A hotel room comes together as a neutral arrangement of furnishings, conveniences, functional materials, utilitarian objects, and disavowed labor, that together, offers hotel guests a semblance of domestic comfort without the responsibility of creating or maintaining its interiors. They are spaces that offer its guests an escape from such considerations for the duration between check-in and check-out and for a standard rate.

A hotel room’s amenities - from king-sized beds to mini-fridges and ironing boards - are unremarkable and rarely perceived beyond their utility. What happens when the silent (invisible?) mis-en-scene of a standard hotel room is liberated from its function?

STANDARD AMENITIES is a three-part performance that references the operational practices of the hospitality industry in order to unpack the materiality that renders a hotel room present as a hotel room. Part 1 (Turn Down) is an accumulation of quiet interventions and rearrangements of the room’s things, unsettling its neutrality. Part 2 (DND) is a durational installation of the body as an object at rest, its automatic and unconscious movements enacting the choreography of sleep. In Part 3 (Housekeeping) all materials, objects, and furnishings are restored to their proper place and their function is reestablished, resetting the room into a ‘neutral’ space awaiting its next guest.