Untitled Durational Installation Trio

What can I say, I'm bad at titles. This trio was performed over 8 hours and, to be honest, it was slightly crazy. Rehearsal notes and more info below.

With this piece I worked with three performers and a DJ. I knew this was going to be performed at an event I was curating but I initially set out to make a more traditional theatre work. The show ended up being an interactive performance, with the performers mingling with the audience throughout the night and performing fragments of the work in the space for individuals and small groups. The initial idea for the work was shame or things that we don't want to admit.

Starting Questions

These are some questions I brought into the space with me as a way to kickstart the process. Obviously exploring 'things you don't want to admit' is pretty hard as you have to admit them for them to be used in the work. I got around this by asking everyone to type up their answers in the same font/size, print them out and cut them up so that they could all be mixed together. This was a great way to anonymise the process and it also meant the performers were not performing or working with their own 'deepest darkest' thoughts.

Describe an outfit/ a look you wish you could pull off but don’t have the courage too.

What are some of your favourite songs?

What songs are your guilty pleasure?

What do you do that makes you feel guilty on a day to day basis?

How do you want other people to view you?

What are some things that you are really good at?

If you could be any singer and sing any song who would you be and what would the song be?

If you could be the lead character in any film what film would it be?

If you could have any job in the world, other than the one youre currently training for, what would you be?

What are some of the things that you lie about?

What do you think about at night before you go to sleep?

What do you think your friends think of you?

What do you think about yourself?

How do you think you come across as a first impression?

Do you have a healthy relationship with food?

Whats your relationship with your parents like?

Have you ever wished someone was dead and meant it?

Is there a group of people in society that you don’t like?

Do you think the social media image you project is an accurate representation of yourself?

Have you ever wished you were someone else? Describe that person.

What are some habits you wish you didn’t have?

What parts of your body do you love?

What parts of your body do you hate?

What do you like in bed?

How do you like being touched?

How did answering these questions make you feel?