(Performance carried out at the Helen E. Copeland Gallery in Haynes Hall [MSU] during the Personal Narratives exhibition.)
Explanation: on April 16, 2008, the performer sat in the Helen E. Copeland Gallery for five and a half hours, and related personal stories from his history to any visitors to the space. The performance began at 9:15 am, ran until 12:00 pm, and then ran again from 1:15 pm until 4:00 pm. The stories were alternately embarrassing, humorous, or disturbing, but they consistently required the performer to become unusually vulnerable.
Video footage courtesy Lori Hiris; photographs courtesy Paul Heaston.