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BEDROOM WITHOUT WALLS_ROCKVILLE, MD, 2015
10am-2pm on November 13, 2015 at VisArts Parking Lot
interactive installation/performance
“Bedroom Without Walls” is a psychological experiment to question the definition of home by removing physical walls and blending two different places such as private/public place and indoor/outdoor place. How can we define the boundary of private and public place? How perception and the level of insecurity can affect our behaviors in private and public place? For this performance, I installed my bedroom furniture and personal belongings in two parking lots located in the downtown of Rockville on November 14, 2015. By completely removing walls, I was physically uncomfortable with weather such as strong wind and coldness and psychologically insecure about my belonging and myself. I was completely exposed to the public so I could have various interactions with people when they passed by or encountered my bedroom in the parking lots. Some people said hello when they had eye contact with me or asked my permission when they stopped by my bedroom. Other people like kids directly rode bicycles to my bedroom without any sign or permission, because they thought they were just parking lots. This performance questions about the boundary between private and public space.
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