Can we create performances that don't require being looked at all the time, but which might engage a desire for collective participation? How can these performances support and help care for a situation, rather than disrupt or intervene?
A viral performance of sounds and gestures drawn from the local environment, which are pleasurable to perform, contructed collectively and circulated viraly like a meme, repeating and transforming as they pass from body to body, becoming a new language, not yet understood, by a future community not-quite-here-yet.
To spread this new language like a virus we visited librararies, cafes, the river, the rice feild, the community centre and the kareoke bar.
Video Documentation of Artist Playground Residency
Owen G. Parry, 'Ahhh Jinjha...', Artist Playground, ed. by National Theatre Wales and Tuida Performance Group, 2018.