Tender Picking is a performative installation that celebrates metabolism as an act of wanton love. Through the fits and starts of an unexpected romance, the viewer is invited into an all-consuming affection that is both tender and savage. A radio-style drama, performed by Theresa Columbus and Tracie Jiggetts, chaperon participants to an invasive but amorous end.
The following radio drama was originally recorded as two monologues, performed by Tracie Jiggetts and Theresa Columbus, and played on headphones as visitors ate. Here, the tracks are spliced together in a non-linear dialogue.