I have taken the known psychodramatic technique Magic Shop as a conceptual point of departure for this interactive installation/performance. I have created an 18th Century Medical style shop counter that is open for men in their 50’s and 60’s, in which they can purchase human qualities. As money is unacceptable, the customer and I must find the appropriate remuneration for the purchase. Remuneration is usually in the form of qualities or facets of the self that need to be relinquished in order for the purchased item to be truly effective, or positive qualities that the store wishes to stock, and with which the customer is sufficiently endowed that he can afford to surrender some of that quality.

Video Images:Phillip Miller

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