SUPERMOMENTS by Ling Tan

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Image courtesy of Maria Raluca.

Location: Willow Place Shopping Centre

Date: 19 February

Time: CANCELLED due to Covid

SUPERMOMENTS is an outdoor interactive participatory performance with wearable technology that draws in members of the public to explore people’s personal agency, empathy, and collective actions towards changing the environment we live in.

The performance highlights the unique and heightened urban experiences that each of us, in different and diverse communities, has – enabling participants to share them with each other while reflecting on their hopes for the future.


In each performance, a group of performers and people selected from the audience come together to listen and perform to site-specific stories told by both locals and others around the world – stories about the place they are in as well as far away, while engaging with each other through a set of performative wearable technology that engages with their aural and visual senses. Employing participation techniques used in protest culture such as Human microphone, participants help amplify their interactions, first as individuals, and later with other participants and the surrounding crowd.

Together, as performers and audience share their own stories and embody each other’s experiences, they form a collective visual and sonic spectacle that is unique to each city and performance.

 

Ling Tan is a UK based multidisciplinary designer, artist, maker and software developer working

within the field of social engagement, performance, technology, citizen participation and politics.

 

Originally trained as an architect, her work explores citizens’ interaction with the built environment and

our collective agency and responsibility in tackling complex issues surrounding our cities. 

 

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SUPERMOMENTS R&D is supported by fundings from Without Walls Blueprint and 101 Seedbed.