HUMAN PINBALL

WITH AE101
PARTICIPATION-BASED PERFORMANCE
CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE, CARDIFF, MARCH 2013 / TACTILE BOSCH, CARDIFF, OCTOBER 2012


A performance initiated by Jason & Becky carried out with the help of members of AE101 Collective. Hooded, masked figures stood stationary at designated points in a dimly-lit room, the music from a halloween-themed pinball machine playing in the background. As participants entered the room, they were shoved from point to point by the masked figures, themselves becoming the pinball in a life-sized machine.


The work tackled themes of perception and proximity, and although it attracted the attention of groups of spectators, few were brave enough to become the pinball themselves. Would we rather watch than be watched? What are we afraid of?

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