Day 1: MELT minus20degree Flachau, Austria

It has been an unusual year they say; the snow has been much less than normal and the temperatures hovering each day around 8 degrees. Not exactly the cold the festival needs, promised nor counted on, but nonetheless, a fabulous experience thus far. I spent today at the site for my performance, a site just off the main road that runs thru the village's centre. It is far less apart and secluded from everything than originally imagined so the work has taken on a much more social aspect. I start the first fire tomorrow morning at 6:30ish. I have no worries if the firewood is wet, or the snow does not come as this is a work that has built-in contingencies, or rather relies on circumstance to develop its score.