Tuesday, 22 January 2008
A proposal building on the ideas of flash mobbing, game play and interventions in public space:
A group of us enter a public space separately, pretending not to know the other members of the group. If it’s a tube carriage for example, we could get on at different stops / through different doors. A member of the group creates a scenario to which the others, still pretending to be unrelated members of the public, join in. A drama unfolds, we see the reactions of the ‘real’ passengers, and perhaps they join in, not realising that they are involved in a performance. The scenario could be as simple or elaborate as we want. We can then diffuse it however we choose, perhaps improvised on the spot or using a plan made beforehand.
It would be simple, cheap, quick to do, and fun!
Amy and I are planning to try it out next week – does anyone fancy joining us? I think it would work better in a bigger group. Maybe we could discuss ideas for possible scenarios on Thursday?