For the excellent Show and Tell series curated by Baltimore performance artist Lauren Bender, I did a piece that came to be called “Man with Trophy and Friends.”
For the piece, I brought an old viewmaster with a bunch of TV show reels, from Pee-Wee’s Playhouse to the 6 Million Dollar Man. I then invited audience members to watch a reel and describe what they saw. The results were both funny and disarming. The first audience member, a young girl, described a scene from the 6 Million Dollar man as “Man with Trophy and Friends,” which seemed like a perfect name.