6' 22" single channel HD video, 2011

When I visited New York City in summer 2011, I was interested in capturing the awkward moments when people encounter street artists, who play music, sing a song or dance. People in the street are all invited, but some people look at them curiously or pitifully, stop to listen, support by paying a dollar or ignore totally. I want to bring the psychological tension of the street audience by putting them into the position of the street artists, which anybody can look at or ignore.