ONE

first performed on September 8, 2011
Queensland Performance Arts Centre [QPAC], Brisbane, Australia
performed five times in 2011

REBECCA CUNNINGHAM

Brisbane, Australia
beccunningham@hotmail.com
rebeccacunningham.wordpress.com

ONE
REBECCA CUNNINGHAM
                  	     		ONE is a performance that may take 

                        			ONE lifetime 

                      			ONE person sitting opposite 

                      			ONE person 

there is ONE exchange

                      			ONE sample of DNA is collected

if desired ONE sample of DNA is exchanged

this will happen ONE million times

until ONE million samples have been collected

once ONE million samples

from ONE million people have been collected each

DNA sample will be imaged and from

ONE million DNA images

ONE will be made

a composite of all becoming ONE

This century, will we genetically modify food, pets, our children, ourselves? Information and sharing information is reaching immense speeds and saturation, but what happens to that gray area between public and private? When are our bodies our own, and when are we the property of the global social corpus? Living in times where we rarely put ourselves in situations where we need to trust each other, and in most cases given more reason to distrust, will you trust me with your most intimate material? Your DNA? ONE cannot exist without you.

“One” is a durational performance by me and all of you. This work will be performed repeatedly over the coming years.