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Eruption Sense

Four-channel video installation created with Tori Ball

This project was first developed as part of SIGNAL Screen Commissions program for their exterior projection screens, and is now supported by SIGNAL for a second stage development in late 2018.

 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.

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.

 Created and Performed by Tori Ball and Jai Leeworthy with Cera Maree and Ogemdi Ude  Costumes by Fin Fletcher  Project mentored by  Amos Gebhardt    

Created and Performed by Tori Ball and Jai Leeworthy
with Cera Maree and Ogemdi Ude

Costumes by Fin Fletcher

Project mentored by Amos Gebhardt