A performance at the Supersonic festival. The performance took place in a large warehouse and involved a string quartet on stage and then dotted randomly around the room were 4 bass players, 4 guitarists, 4 drummers and a female performance artist.
The lights were turned off and the room was lit with roving strobes and smoke machines. The performance started before the doors were open. Once the performance started the audience were let in. The audience then found their way through the smoke and watched in an area of their choice. The rules for the musical performers was to play no melody or repetitive beat. Part way through the performance the female performance artist walked through the crowd gradually taking items of clothes off.
The performance looked at the ideas of experience and the power of experiencing something that is all engulfing and lacks any prior knowledge. As the performance progresses the audience gets used to what is happening. For this reason the performance artist is introduced to enhance the audience experience and and once again remove any understanding of what is happening. The suggestion is that the use of sex within an environment where it is not the norm is a powerful mechanism to heighten experience.