When I first conceived The Inflatable Mattress I was simply going along with an improvisational impulse. I wasn't considering the broader implications of the piece, and how it connects with some of the goals I've identified regarding the evolution of my performance work. I'm beginning to get a clue. Firstly, I am interested in the notion of endurance through performance. I suppose my exposure to The Artist Is Present helped to facilitate that, but I wanted to also involve a more intimate kind of audience participation in the mix. It is clear that this experience will be a test of my mettle. How do I shift with the needs of my hosts while maintaining a high level of interaction? How do I handle not sleeping in my own bed for such a long period? What will the interaction between myself and couples be like? A single person? How do I interpret the notion of service while I am a guest in these homes? I am not at all sure how this will turn out, but that is the thrill of working this way. Tomorrow, I begin the adventure with Simone Leigh.