In preparation for the largest performance I've ever put together (yet) I got this haircut:
On August 27th and 28th over a period of two 10-hour long sessions 423 individual questions were posed to the 26 experts waiting inside “The Advice Tent." Some questions posed to the experts included serious questions such as, “Am I on the right path?” or “How can we be more merciful to the environment?” to vague: “What’s next?” and the ridiculous: “Should I purchase an inflatable unicorn horn for the cats?” Scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to see pictures of the advice given for that last question.
Participants seeking advice had to observe the rules of The Advice Tent:
- Because everything is anonymous to protect your privacy, you will be assigned a number.
- Select one problem and write it in a clear manner on the cover of your issued passport.
- Go around to whomever you want in the tent and show them your written problem, but verbal talking between advisor and seeker is incredibly forbidden.
The Advice Tent offered:
Dictionary Advice by Anja (me)
Metaphorical Advice by Freesia McKee
Yoga Therapy Advice by Heidi Parkes
Fashion/Alien/Voyeuristic Advice by Blasted Ellipses
Slap of Reality Advice by Reality Slapstein
Contradictory Advice by Contra/Diction
Sporty Advice by Jock Strap
Colored Advice by Dasha Kelly, "D'Comma Sense"
Sunny Side Up Healthy Ass Life Advice by Ms. Bloom
Nihilistic Advice by Nadia
Ethical Advice by the Honorable Fuega, Nature Witch:
Culinary Advice by Monique Gastrique
Klutz to Klutz Advice by Marty Cabinet
Subliminal Advice by Notanja
Twice/Thrice Advice by Freesia McKee
Mending Advice by Heidi Parkes
Taoist Advice by ViVi
English Teacher Advice by Red Pen
Hard Boiled Advice by Marty Cabinet
Life: Welcome To Reality Advice by CC
Unrealistic Advice by Madame Peacock
Musical Advice by Indigo Jade Kästel
Fiery Advice by Audrey Thompson-Wallace
Botanical Advice by Root the Plant Whisperer
Here are some answers to "Should I buy an inflatable unicorn horn for the cats?"
An exhibition and live reading talk back of the advice sought and offered at The Advice Tent will be coming soon.
Feel free to email us any pictures of the advice tent you have taken to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our volunteers and donors: Ariana Vaeth, JoAnn Chang, Amber Bush, Sachin Deshpande, Jessica Zalewski, Marika Holbus, Christina Ward, Barbara Aho, Howard Leu, Jeanne DeSimone, Bill Sieger, Adam McKee, WC Tank, Pat Walsh, Dominic Inouye, Freesia McKee, Paragon Printing, Milwaukee Fringe Festival