While making Eruption Sense, Tori Ball and Jai Leeworthy were thinking about the unspoken rules of public space - shared (or imagined) ideas of what is and is not allowed. As artists interested in gender, they often think about how certain ways of presenting themselves to the world change how ‘visible’ they are.
‘When you’re presenting in a way that breaks the unspoken rules, people will notice you and some people will try to make you afraid. This fear then changes what you perceive.’
For this project, they tried to make costumes that were as visible as possible, and experiment with behaviours and objects that might not be ‘allowed’ in order to see how that changes our experience. In setting four perspectives of the same event against each other, Eruption Sense invites you to imagine a more compassionate encounter with the different people you see on the street.