Seven Minutes in Heaven
An exploration of guided intimacy and the performance of romance
It begins with a shot. Of whiskey, usually. The two participants are given audio devices and headphones and are directed to begin playback simultaneously while standing outside of a room. Once the audio begins, a friendly voice instructs the players to follow its directions and “do their best”. Once participants are inside the small, dimly lit room, Seven Minutes in Heaven attempts to live up to its name.
Originally created in 2012 in Minneapolis for The Wyld Plan with MYNDWYRM, Seven Minutes in Heaven has been shown in Minneapolis (Halloween Space), Portland (RECESS Gallery), and Brooklyn (Cloud City).