Room and Board (Inaugural) Salon

A guest evaluates the pheromone another guest was spritzed with.

The inaugural event in an upcoming salon series in Williamsburg.

Artist-in-residence at Room & Board, Daniel Fishkin, planned an evening of performances and events, including several New York premieres. The salon focused on experiences with OKCupid and the themes, rituals, and revelations of online dating.

Form
Subject
Creative Inducement
Commissioned Work
Date
June 23, 2014
  • Guests gather in the kitchen.
    Guests gather in the kitchen.
  • A guest reads the evening's program of events.
    A guest reads the evening's program of events.
  • The host presents the available pheromones to the guests
    The host presents the available pheromones to the guests
  • A guest is spritzed with pheromone for women
    A guest is spritzed with pheromone for women
  • A guest is spritzed with pheromone for women
    A guest is spritzed with pheromone for women
  • A guest reviews the aroma of the pheromone she's now wearing
    A guest reviews the aroma of the pheromone she's now wearing
  • A guest dons a color-coded star, The host tags with a guest with a gold star, signifying pheromone she was sprayed with.
    A guest dons a color-coded star, The host tags with a guest with a gold star, signifying pheromone she was sprayed with.
  • A guest braces for pheromone spritzing
    A guest braces for pheromone spritzing
  • A guest is spritzed with pheromone for women
    A guest is spritzed with pheromone for women
  • A LCD display showed questions from the OKCupid website
    A LCD display showed questions from the OKCupid website
  • The host tags with a guest with a gold star, signifying pheromone she was sprayed with.
    The host tags with a guest with a gold star, signifying pheromone she was sprayed with.
  • A guest is spritzed with pheromone for men.
    A guest is spritzed with pheromone for men.
  • Guests mingle and chat.
    Guests mingle and chat.
  • Guests mingle and chat outside.
    Guests mingle and chat outside.
  • Guests mingle and chat outside.
    Guests mingle and chat outside.
  • A guest sorts the available M&M's for by color.
    A guest sorts the available M&M's for by color.
  • Guests mingle and chat outside.
    Guests mingle and chat outside.
  • Guests mingle and chat outside.
    Guests mingle and chat outside.
  • A guest chooses the pheromone he'll soon be wearing.
    A guest chooses the pheromone he'll soon be wearing.
  • A guest is spritzed with a pheromone for men.
    A guest is spritzed with a pheromone for men.
  • The guest tagged with a green star, signifying pheromone he was sprayed with.
    The guest tagged with a green star, signifying pheromone he was sprayed with.
  • A guest evaluates the pheromone she was spritzed with.
    A guest evaluates the pheromone she was spritzed with.
  • A guest evaluates the pheromone another guest was spritzed with.
    A guest evaluates the pheromone another guest was spritzed with.
  • A guest chooses the pheromone she'll soon be wearing.
    A guest chooses the pheromone she'll soon be wearing.
  • A guest is spritzed with a pheromone for women.
    A guest is spritzed with a pheromone for women.
  • A guest chooses the pheromone she'll soon be wearing.
    A guest chooses the pheromone she'll soon be wearing.
  • The guest tagged with a green star, signifying pheromone he was sprayed with.
    The guest tagged with a green star, signifying pheromone he was sprayed with.
  • A growing number of guests gather and mingle outside.
    A growing number of guests gather and mingle outside.
  • A guest is spritzed with a pheromone for women.
    A guest is spritzed with a pheromone for women.
  • Artist in residence Daniel Fishkin speaks with a guest.
    Artist in residence Daniel Fishkin speaks with a guest.
  • The laptop ensemble performs a sound check.
    The laptop ensemble performs a sound check.
  • Daniel Fishkin performs Body Piece (2014) for laptop ensemble.
    Daniel Fishkin performs Body Piece (2014) for laptop ensemble.
  • Performers at their laptops in Body Piece (2014)
    Performers at their laptops in Body Piece (2014)
  • Performers at their laptops in Body Piece (2014)
    Performers at their laptops in Body Piece (2014)
  • Performers at their laptops in Body Piece (2014)
    Performers at their laptops in Body Piece (2014)
  • Performer at her laptops in Body Piece (2014)
    Performer at her laptops in Body Piece (2014)
  • Guests mingle and chat.
    Guests mingle and chat.
  • Guests mingle and chat.
    Guests mingle and chat.
  • A guest is spritzed with a pheromone for women.
    A guest is spritzed with a pheromone for women.
  • A guest evaluates the pheromone another guest was spritzed with.
    A guest evaluates the pheromone another guest was spritzed with.
  • Evening sets in and guests continue to chat and mingle.
    Evening sets in and guests continue to chat and mingle.
  • A man pours a drink for a guest.
    A man pours a drink for a guest.
  • A guest gets a second dose of pheromones and a new star.
    A guest gets a second dose of pheromones and a new star.
  • The host evaluates the pheromone a guest was spritzed with.
    The host evaluates the pheromone a guest was spritzed with.
  • A guest evaluates the pheromone another guest was spritzed with.
    A guest evaluates the pheromone another guest was spritzed with.
  • Guests chat and mingle and stare directly into the camera
    Guests chat and mingle and stare directly into the camera
  • A guest is totally not concerned at all with being photographed
    A guest is totally not concerned at all with being photographed
  • A guest blows a puff of smoke
    A guest blows a puff of smoke
  • Guests continue mingling in the encroaching darkness of night
    Guests continue mingling in the encroaching darkness of night
  • A man, living the dream of Mr. Percy Snodgrass, sits with a woman on each knees.
    A man, living the dream of Mr. Percy Snodgrass, sits with a woman on each knees.
  • A guest takes a drag.
    A guest takes a drag
  • The host thanks the guests for attending and explains the second audio performance of Fishkin
    The host thanks the guests for attending and explains the second audio performance of Fishkin
  • Daniel Fishkin begins his second piece of the night by lighting a candle
    Daniel Fishkin begins his second piece of the night by lighting a candle
  • Guests gather around to listen to the the audio produced by circuits and sensors reacting to light produced by the burning candle
    Guests gather around to listen to the the audio produced by circuits and sensors reacting to light produced by the burning candle
  • A wall of guests' interpretations of the effects of the pheromones they wore and experienced
    A wall of guests' interpretations of the effects of the pheromones they wore and experienced
  • Guests add their interpretations to the wall.
    Guests add their interpretations to the wall.

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