There are examples of artworks involving instructions which are perhaps only meant to be read or heard, the result of acting upon them left to your own imagination. Perhaps useful to remember: being given an instruction, being told to do something - this of course is real, and it has an effect, regardless of whether or not you carry it out.
The creation of performative events that happen in people's own homes. This may involve an exterior team of performers entering a home, other audience members arriving, the addition of sound, light, objects, or simply adjustments or attention given to what is already there. It may be possible to use what is already there: electricity, water, windows, family members, kitchen utensils, ancestral memories, a Hi-Fi system, the darkness of a windowless toilet....
There are many forms of participative live art and performance. When Showing Without Going, this is one of the most common approaches. For that reason, we have created a hashtag #participation in order to group them together as a category if desired.
To generate and / or experience live performance events through the participation of audience members or specific collaborators.
The performance experience can exist in different patterns of participation or interaction, for example by actors before an audience, between the audience themselves, with different degrees of rehearsal or indeterminacy - e.g. as an unrehearsed meeting of different groups each having prepared certain elements - and so on…
Emphasis is often placed on the invitation to participate – ensuring that it is sensitive, inclusive and consensual. Conversely, participative work may be deliberately problematic or antagonistic, perhaps in order to question some of the ways we already, unwittingly find ourselves participating within certain systems