Jonathan Paul DOC

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Announcing US/THEM, a performance by Jonathan Paul presented at SPRING/BREAK Art Show in New York, held on March 5 – 11, 2019 in the lobby of the UN 866 UN Plaza. Reprising his performance at Art Miami in 2018, US/THEM is a performative engagement highlighting the brighter aspects of humanity through focused, one-on-one interactions with audience participants. a pendulum called “The Decider”, which is a reference drawn from Terry Gilliam’s 1985 dystopian film “Brazil”, each participant is randomly designated as “One of Us”, or “One of Them”. An ID card with the participant’s photo is printed out and a description of what it means to be “Us” or what it means to be “Them” is written on the back, drafted by Paul. There is a twist to US/THEM that can only be experienced through the actual performance and conversation with the artist.

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