THE MUSHROOM HEAD 2016
WAITROSE GRANARY SQUARE LONDON (UK)
By simply injecting an unusual element (the mushroom head) into spaces where performative activities are least expected to happen, it not only attracts public attention but also triggers curiosity followed by the desire for participation. Due to the idiosyncratic appearance of the mushroom head, which was designed to dehumanize all facial features one has, whatever actions the wearer takes turn into a grotesque (yet humorous) demeanor, which collages with the space and then becomes part of the scenery. It says more than just an intervention; it’s a reality misplaced of faceless figures co-exist in the background, a surreal imagery. Therefore, no rehearsed players are needed in this case. The curious participants become the fantasy and the mystery act without realizing they are performing.