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Mass Structure

In this work, we were challenged by the seduction of the spatial scale and limit of production time (3 rehearsals on the venue).

We decided to be tempted by the scale and fulfill it by a big mass of people. Since space was initially designed for military parades training, and work with a big group of people has a tendency to fall into regular ornamental structures, we aimed to emphasize the opposite approach. We took daily routines of the citizens and set horizontal relationships as a score basis: everyone could initiate the transition to the next scene, and everyone decides to follow this initiation or not. So the duration of the performance depends on the common decisions that every participant can influence.

There was a tricky aftereffect – people were impressed by the mass and we got several requests to stage production with no less than 50 people.

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