Social Practice is an extension of the Bureau of Self-Recognition’s Free Consultation program. It’s a more generalized, exercise-based approach that aims to engage a larger number at one time, and to experiment with shorter time frameworks (5 minutes to 1 hour, rather than 30 days).
Social Practice I was presented at Dino Eli Gallery (part of Diverse NY Performance Festival, curated by Non Grata), and involved pairing participants and asking them to engage with each other in the manner of parents attempting to develop speech patterns in infants. Social Practice II was presented at Performance Anxiety (curated by Ventiko) at culturefix: participants were asked to physically mirror each other while tied together with a fragile ribbon, testing the strengths and limitations of their pair bond. I served as the facilitator for both I and II.
The Social Practice series was undocumented.