Two Minutes Hate

2 minutes + 20 foam pool noodles + 1 Pussy Riot song = Two Minutes Hate

Inspired by George Orwell’s 1984 and experimental therapeutic practices of the 1970s, this interactive performance invited witnesses to become performers in an endurance action to playfully and vividly “work out” their aggression as a group. The spectacle visually echoed contemporary images of police aggression and Russian art punk activist group Pussy Riot.

Photos by J. Astra Brinkmann courtesy of SOMArts.

Exhibition History:

  • Be Here Now. Pieter Performance Space, Los Angeles, 2018

  • High Voltage. Electric Lodge, Los Angeles, 2016

  • 100 Performances for the Hole. SOMArts, San Francisco, 2014

  • Performance Studies International #19. Stanford University, 2013