The performer is body painted, as in the The Power of Words, with words representing clothes across their body. Otherwise they are completely nude. They are then tied in public and deprived of their hearing and vision. A single pair of scissors lie at their feet, point outwards. An observer watches from a discreet distance for safety, and due to the nature of the tying, the performer is unable to free themselves. The performance lasts for a set period of time, or until the performer is set free by the public.