This visceral experience was created as part of Leibniz’s The Book of Blood as a short cycle of 5 minutes for one audience member at a time, which was repeated over a period of several hours. In its simplicity, this micro-performance was laden with many connotations (i.e. religious iconography, rituals, etc). Dealing with notions of consumption and exploitation, the audience members were placed in a position of power and were given a physical means to reflect upon their effect on the world
Whilst one performer, on all fours, offered himself as a living chair, another sat behind a series of knives that hung on chains from the ceiling. Through a silent exchange, the audience member was instructed to choose the knife that s/he would like to see used. On the table, a loaf of red coloured bread was carefully unwrapped. The performer then cut a slice in order to share it with the audience member.