Before Your Door
Is All The Way Open
Whitechapel Gallery, London
From the back of the room, Whisperer 1 whispers an instruction in the ear of a member of the audience, with the directive, "pass it on." Meanwhile, Whisperer 2 introduces another instruction from the other side of the room. Eventually, each instruction reaches the organist on stage. The instructions mutate as they move through the audience. An audience member may simply mis-hear an instruction and pass it on incorrectly, or perhaps it has been deliberately modified, or even invented on the spot. Certain instructions are deliberately difficult to repeat.
Organist: John Lely
Whisperers: Drew Morgan & Seth Kim-Cohen