A SHORT PLAY / A SHORT PLAY (No.2)
2009 - 2013
Text written on blank postcards with pencil, then placed inside travel books of Thailand (A SHORT PLAY) and Egypt (A SHORT PLAY No.2) in libraries.

 

A SHORT PLAY


A leader shall be elected among a group of people [1]. Such group is divided into two sub-groups, each supports a different candidate, let’s say, T & A. When T is elected as the leader, supporters of A shall disagree and protest by claiming the election being unjust (fact is not a concern here). Violence could be practiced if necessary, until T is overthrown and is replaced by A. Now, when A becomes the leader, supporters of T shall disagree and protest, until A is overthrown and is replaced by T.


Such procedures shall continue until every member of the group becomes exhausted [2].


N.B.: [1] Number of people in this play could vary, from 2 to 63,038,247, etc. [2] Duration of the performance thus varies, depends on the conditions of the members. External factors may also cause the performance to terminate.



A SHORT PLAY (No.2)

 


Step 1:

A leader shall be elected among a group of people [1], with three rules applied: i) elections should take place periodically; ii) an elected leader shall not be re-elected; and iii) rules must be followed under any circumstances.

 

Step 2:

After a leader is elected, the leader shall utilize his/her power to change any rules mentioned in step 1.

 

Step 3:

Other members of the group may try to restore the situation by any possible means[2]. If success, repeat step 1. If not, the play shall continue until all members of the group (except for the leader) quit the play.

 

 

N.B.: [1] Number of people in this play could vary, from 2 to 84,550,000 etc. [2]External factors may also cause the performance to terminate.