Produced by Lee Walton
with a grant from The Flux Project
Directed by Lee Walton
Similar in spirit to flash mob live performances, I was part of one of Flux project street performances which happened Tuesdays in October at Emory University. A little weekly project that attempted to bring a poetic focus on an otherwise ordinary daily event by a gimmick: Signage was pre-placed in situ to announce the day, time, and specific activity. That brought attention -- and a crowd -- to the mundane event, turning it into something significant, if only because it was now being noticed.
From the press coverage at Burnaway.org:
"Momentary Performances was able to defy the spectacle associated both with traditional theater and contemporary online social platforms. Walton’s project succeeds at challenging the physical boundaries of performance, while encouraging a viewer to see their environment poetically. [The] ephemeral...content can be the moment in which the viewer’s perception and routine are disrupted."