Empathy Structure (2017) Performative reading with sound and props (duration: 30 minutes).
Empathy Structure was written and staged for the stairwell in the Ben Pimlott Building at Goldsmiths, as part of a series of public facing installations by Fine Art PhD researchers at Goldsmiths. My aim for the work was to replicate the experience of verticality/ vertigo of the MegaChurch stadium and the horizontality of being part of a vast crowd, whilst also addressing the appeal of being held in the orienting formation of Evangelicalism. A performative trajectory which shifts between voices and spaces both solidifies and dissolves the sense of being held within narrative and spatial structures.
Image (left): Empathy Structure (link to script).
Images (right & below): Empathy Structure Performance in the Ben Pimlott Building, Goldsmiths, 23rd June 2017. Images: Courtesy Original&TheCopy
Bottom: Empathy Structure - Excerpts of video documentation