Using one of Randall’s Island’s existing buildings – an abandoned ticket
office next to the boat pier – Uri Aran turned a derelict structure into a
fictional examination room in which actors played the roles of doctors and
patients. The encounters were filmed and projected live inside the fair.
The project articulates Aran’s ongoing interest in the depiction of authority
figures and power relationships in the media and contemporary culture. In
this case he will look at how doctors and patients are traditional roles that
impose stereotyped behaviors in society, be it in games, dramas, novels
or fiction. Aran’s performance investigated the way in which individuals
willingly transform themselves into characters.