A performance with two kinds of circles, centered around the idea of (awkward) silence.

photo by Yuseon Park

In 2018, Jeff Bezos banned PowerPoint at Amazon and ordered a return to Six-Page Narratives, memos read collectively in silence. I used this as the basis for this performance.

I asked each participant to browse Temporary and Unnamed to collect content for a personalized PDF that each participant would read during the reading-circle portion of the meeting. The reading bit made up the 'introverted circle' of the meeting.

The reading was timed by a kettle. As soon as the water began to boil, we stopped reading and flipped the chairs facing inwards. Everyone was given a coffee bean, which we then chewed together as we transitioned into the circle-time portion of the meeting, that is the 'extroverted circle'.

I'm describing this and some other things a bit more in depth in this blog post.

The circle-time portion of this meeting was co-led by Mindy Seu and Gordon Hall and doubled as the group reflection for the Spring 2022 edition of Mindy's class On Gathering, photo by Yuseon Park