Created for Cargo Space, a collaborative exhibition organized by Christopher Sperandio, TEA (the Transitory Experiment in Association) is a pop-up performance and social event that encourages close personal exchange between strangers in an art context.

Acting as hosts and project coordinators, McCaw and Budsberg are the only participants consistently present at all of the TEA gatherings. By surrendering control of the list of invitees to the guests themselves, unforeseen and otherwise unlikely configurations of guests will find themselves sitting together and socializing. Although the project begins with a group of artists and arts professionals, it will evolve to include participants of various and unpredictable backgrounds. By providing participants with a platform to interact with community members outside of their ordinary circles of association, the Transitory Experiment in Association seeks to break down existing social barriers, and foster opportunities for new connections, collaborations, and ideas.