Stephanie Pan

They Gather: Lost in Feeling

A mass public participation work for audience, community and artists exploring our need to connect to others, to be seen and to be heard, ‘Lost In Feeling’ re-imagines being in a large gathering (e.g. a demonstration, a celebration) where the self is both lost within and empowered by being part of a mass gathering. Occupying public space with bodies, sound and the use of multiple localised FM radio broadcasts, the group’s behavior and movement emerges through a performed score that instigates and investigates swarm behaviours through embodied algorithmic thinking.

The piece is part of ‘They Gather’, an ongoing international collaborative, multimodal, interdisciplinary project, creating ‘gatherings’ of people, action, movement, and sound. ‘They Gather’ consists of a growing series of independent but interrelated performances (modules) that explore the boundaries between audience, participant and performer, creating dialogue with environments, societies, politics, histories and speculative futurologies. The project aims to empower and open dialogues around the complexities and polarities of contemporary living.

‘They Gather’ is co-created and co-produced by Bridget Fiske (UK/AU) & Joseph Lau (UK/AU) with Stelios Manousakis (NL/GR) & Stephanie Pan (NL/US).

For more information visit the project’s website.

Photos by Stephanie Beausaert:

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