As discussed in a previous, post our performance was beginning to touch upon some very complex ideas, and therefore for these to effectively be realised, the details in how we presented our performance were very important.
An important decision we made was that the layout was framed as a performance and that the audience explicitly knew that they were part of this. This decision was made because we felt it would help the audience to question intimacy and begin to think about the complex ideas behind what we are trying to experiment.
To begin, we looked at how each section was placed; in the rehearsals the positions of the chairs had changed constantly to what would be more effective for each section. Throughout the rehearsals we always referred to our performance as ‘the path of intimacy’ and this is what we wished to present to the audience. The chairs were then placed, with Jordan’s section closest to the entrance, with each other section following in a line, building up to the final section of Demi’s. This worked as it allowed for the audience to clearly see the journey they were been asked to take. We allowed for a space in between each section, this meant that each section had enough space to be a private moment between the performer and the participant, but also permitted for the other sections to be seen, highlighting to the audience the frame of the performance.