Yeti Lounge

Yeti Lounge

My friend Kelley Bell and I collaborated on an installation/performance piece for campcamp at Transmodern. In Yeti Lounge, used projections and simple props to create a cartoon-like forest glade. People were encouraged to sit and enjoy the projected landscape.

Several times a night, a yeti invaded the forest glade area, which was also its native territory. The appearance of the yeti was indicated by the overall atmosphere of the forest (and the accompanying soundtrack) becoming ominous and dark. At a given signal (whistle), the yeti appeared, hurling foam rocks and making awful sounds, and terrorizing the unsuspecting loungers. If the yeti did not drive everyone away, a forest spirit appeared to defend them, by encouraging them to throw rocks back at the yeti, and by doing a special dance. When the yeti finally withdrew, the lounge ranger distributed fantastic tokens to the brave yeti-slayers.