Zach Trebino

(s) m o t h e r i n g  
is a participatory performance spectacle - interested in instructional art, group dynamics, the sanctity of the art object, and the presumed trust between audience and performer.

A timer is set.

I stand amid a series of brown paper bag. Each bag contains tasks and the objects necessary to complete those tasks. All of the tasks are directed at my body.

The participants are given latex gloves and instructed that they should complete every task within the time alotted or I will perform them upon my self. I tell them I will likely be more ruthless to my self than they will be to me.

One person from among the participants is charged as the time keeper and instructed to remind the other participants just how little time is remaining. Another person is charged with being the documentarian, given a camera, and told to be as obstrusive as necessary to get photos.

the tasks have included instructions such as:

Fall 2014: Towson University (Towson, MD)

April 2015: EMP Collective - Pulse Salon (Baltimore, MD)

November 2015: ITINERANT Performance Art Festival @ Bronx Museum of the Arts (Bronx, NY), November

at EMP Collective:

at Bronx Museum of the Arts:

Zach Trebino

Philadelphia, PA --> Los Angeles, CA