Mama Said Play in the Alley

If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen. Then thirty-two. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all.

Mama Said Play in the Alley was part of Preston’s Production Line Festival in 2008. The aim was to transform a bleak, industrial back alley into a playground via sonic and written prompts and to find the exciting in the mundane and ignite the imagination. Rather than listening passively, the audience is encouraged to actively engage with the surroundings and to play. This is facilitated through techniques used in cinematic soundtracks.

A bike rack becomes an instrument that you use to accompany a south american dance, laundry cages become a source of joyful noise, a checkered floor invites you to do a chess dance and throw caution to the wind and to defy boredom through your own imagination.




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