We wear many masks, to both face others and ourselves. Ten Layers evokes our simultaneous desire to hold on to these protective layers while desiring the authenticity of living without them. The layers of paper embodies our drive to be protective of our emotions. As the participants continue to interact in this performance, each are pushed to reveal themselves by peeling off the sheets layer by layer. This raw act leaves each without their masks, exposing their inner-most self. However, once the exhilaration subsides, the participants inevitably resume their distance, coming from their visceral need for emotional comfort.