Please note: ICA is currently closed for installation.
Join us on March 10 for the opening of our Spring 2023 season, featuring
Carolyn Lazard: Long Take & Terence Nance: Swarm.
May 26, 2012, 2PM

Machete Group: Attention


Attention with The Order of the Third Bird required audience participation in a gallery-based exercise. Attendees were asked to engage in three steps of sustained observation directed at a specific artwork in the gallery. Led by three “Birds” donning bright orange ceremonial scarves, participants surrounded one work in the exhibition, Mateo Tannatt’s Studio Complex/The Yellow Book (2012), for an intense, silent session of observation before reconvening to debrief.