Empowering audiences through street performance
How can we better understand audiences experiences of temporary monuments? What is the best way to collect and use audience feedback during a live performance? This research explores these questions through the performance of living statues.
This Ideas Exchange will reflect on Artist Louise Jordan’s existing street performance ‘Pop-Up Pedestal’ – how do audiences engage with the concept of temporary monuments? Following a period of research and preparation as a team, Louise will develop her approach to collecting feedback from audiences during performances of Pop-Up Pedestal. This approach will be trialled through workshops with three different community groups and evaluated by the research team.
Through the sharing of what is learned during the project, artists and academics will reflect on how they might better engage and involve audiences in discussions around the presentation of our shared cultural heritage.
Who are the team and what do they bring?
- Dr Sumita Mukherjee (History, Bristol University)
- Professor Tim Cole (History, Bristol University)
- Dr Tanja Schult (Stockholm University)
- Louise Jordan (Artist)