Booze Art. Performance for the opening of East Street Arts' Patrick Studios, 29th October 2004
Our remit was to create an interactive performance for the night that would in some way incorporate the bar and encourage the guests to explore the building. We appropriated two wheelie bins and converted them into mobile bars - one containing drinks, the other, the barman. We appeared at random locations around the building every half hour to serve drinks to those who fulfilled the instructions handed out on flyers and posted outside the Garden of Finance.
The Garden was a minature forest built inside one of the building's studio spaces...it was constructed by going out into Leeds and stealing trees, and complimented by materials which had to be bought from DIY stores.
Leaves from the branches could be collected and exchanged for booze; different leaves were rewarded with different spirits but the end result on the consumer was the same: the initial euphoria and subsequent stupor induced by drunkeness in the name of art.