digital video, 5 minutes & 53 seconds, part of the Experiments in Immediacy series, 2006
How many things do we do or do not do, simply because we haven't the courage to break with an established ritual? - Augusto Boal, from Games for Actors & Non-Actors
While reading this book by theater theorist Augusto Boal, I came across a passage where he describes a friend who goes to restaurants and inverts the social code that regulates how we eat. I wondered what would happen if I too, reversed the conventional sequence of events, by first ordering coffee, then a dessert, then a main course, and so on. I found out as I broke the social code with this tiny intervention into the rhythm of the restaurant.