HERD: Ways /walls+windows @ LA Live Arts Exchange
From dozens of proposals, HERD was selected as the recipient of the Best Emerging Artist Award, and was a feature performance at this year's Live Arts Exchange Festival in Los Angeles, California. And wow, did we perform. In this participatory experimental research performance, the unsuspecting audience members in this blackbox theatre were the center of the experiment. We moved these gracious participants through a process that at times was fascinating and entertaining, but at other times uncomfortable. Each time the physical formations of the spaces changed, social norms were subverted and reactions amplified. From avoidance and shouting to singing and dancing (and even a bit of blood), this experiment delivered a wide range of information on what it means to Herd Humans.