My contribution here is as its title. It’s a hijack.
Basically my opening sequence to this particular performance by me is to hijack it by taking those kids and transforming them and changing their identity in a series of action sequences that starts with a maze, a labyrinth which they create out of cardboard. Then they will strip off.
You will hear me being eloquent in talking to those kids and explaining what they are doing. I will explain that they are leaving a very ordinary and dull world, going into hopefully something a bit more special.
They are going to go through a series of ordeals. It’s about them creating their own manifesto of how they might think of changing the culture themselves. After two days of suffering me, my anecdotes and my long shaggy tales, there’s no way anybody needs to be successful. They will hear my voice until they are bored to tears.
The key to all of this is to make them understand that it’s probably far better to be a magnificent failure than a simple benign success. That’s it really.
The tasks will be interesting. I will try to get them performing naked across the floor covered in paint. A blue boy rubbing up against a yellow girl! They seem to be 21st century prudes so they most probably won’t do it, but you never know. If not, at least parts of their bodies will turn green so it’s a marriage of sorts.
We’ll take it from there.