PUBLIC is an audio-led hybrid performance event, which interrogates the nature of public space and intimacy. Located in a shopping centre food court, it explores the unspoken boundaries between public & private, and the protocols surrounding watching & being watched. It examines the tensions arising from our need to be with others, and also to be alone. In a shopping centre food-court the audience members, equipped with wireless headphones, experience a multidimensional audio design that frames, augments, & disrupts their perceptions of the environment. Gently & incrementally PUBLIC reconfigures the public space and the conventions that govern it.
Nominated for 'Outstanding Hybrid Work' Green Room Award 2013
Sound design: Luke Smiles
Dramaturgy: Martyn Coutts
Performance and devising: Nicola Gunn, Tom Davies, Rachael Dyson-McGregor, Diana Nguyen
System design: Nick Roux
PUBLIC premiered at the Big West Festival 2013