How the Other Lives
"People are frightened by what they don't understand." - John Merrick Throughout time, people have flocked to witness extraordinary zoological rarities and spectacles. How the Other Lives is an exploration of curiosity and discovery through interpretative performance art, delineating the communication barrier between human and animal. Through the creation of a fictional being this work aims to address the absurdity of artificially evolving into another beast. How the Other Lives questions how vast the disparities really are between species. Animals living in manmade environments, adapt to surroundings, which aren't historically natural to them. The performance plays on situating a human into an adverse habitat, which immediately becomes odd. Natural materials and immersive focus attempt to add intrigue and ambiguity.
Jodie Everett • Elizabeth Fraser • Lukasz Kubicki • Briony Watling & Lorna Foster • Sarah Oleksik • Ellie Paris • Georgia Taylor • Louise Upham • Jack Weekes •