Nightwatch (2010)

vacant shop, His Lordships Lane

Ōtautahi Christchurch

For this durational performance, I sat still in the window of a vacant shop wearing an antler-like head dress of 10 lit candles for four hours. I calmly surveyed the chaos of a Saturday night in pre-quake Christchurch. Seemingly goaded by my passive gaze, the increasingly drunk audience tried to encourage me to break my stillness, effectively reversing the role of audience and performer.

Public intervention, candles, aluminium, clay, ball gown Photography: Moana Minson