Threatening Poses was an interactive piece that was part of #BeingPresentMafia in 2016 at Soze Gallery in West Hollywood. Situated in a corner, the piece consisted of a video camera connected to a monitor with an area demarcated for the participant to inhabit. The participant was asked to enter the space and assume what they considered to be a 'threatening pose,' while the artist documented the pose with a camera. The resulting image was then immediately printed out and tacked to the wall next to the demarcated area.
Considering this work and the poses created a year after it was made, there is one action I would implement in the next installation, and that is a drawing action. While one participant mentioned that the reflection of the participant in the monitor gave the idea that the participant was threatening themselves, I think the removal of the monitor would allow for the drawing action. Instead of the monitor being there I would have the participant draw into the printed image the "thing" that they are threatening. Implementing the drawing action would then give more of a context for the participant's choice of their threatening pose. Furthermore, the drawing action would add more creation on the participant/audience's part, and it would create further dialogue after the picture is made. Audience members who didn't participate would be able to join in on the conversation easier than they did with only a threatening pose in the image.