“Find the man who has nothing on his mind. Find the child who has just discovered her inner voice. Find the girl wondering if she likes her name.”
Iris is a people-watching tour guided by a soundscape, leading participants through the Plaza in front of the Prague Exhibition Grounds.
The experience starts from a pattern found within the people present on the Plaza: hundreds of mini universes. A voice guides you on an exploration of gaze and inner voice. You are invited to watch the people on the Plaza and try to read them. We cannot possibly listen to another’s inner voice, so we make fictions of each other. Images from the outside become mixed and mashed, seeping to the inside. There is a story going on in the Plaza and you are somehow a part of it. As you watch the people on the Plaza, the voice guides you to explore where you, as a self, are.
This creation is loosely inspired by the short story The Man of the Crowd by Edgar Allan Poe.
Country/Region Canada, Belgium
Artists Britt van Groningen, Astrid Bode
07 06 2019 11:00