Sue Stevens and Gregg Tome
Showtel 2010 at Hotel Biba in West Palm Beach, Florida

Showtel is a yearly performance and art exhibition that is held at Hotel Biba and curated by Kara Walker Tome.

The artist wore a large hammerhead shark hat, examined a shark jaw bone with a flashlight in a well lit hotel room. As several of us watched his performance he fished for shark with a fishing line that was tied to a door knob. He used exaggerated movements as sweat poured down his face, so to speak. He avoided contact with us. Videos of shark and shark fishing helped to set the scene. After I spent time observing him from the doorway to his room I realized that I’d become a voyeur.