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Welcome to While We Were Waiting… Something Changed - an audio-visual ‘pod walk’ that transforms your phone into a portal, transporting you to an alternative reality. Didn't catch the live show? Stream the podwalks on your devices here!

In 2022, CYC teamed up with Gobsquad to create an outdoor, immersive experience. This podwalk takes the audience on a route beginning and ending at Contact, passing through transitory, transcendental, and transformational landmarks.

We look behind to our immeasurable pasts, and walk towards our unknown futures, balancing between the threshold state of ‘no longer’ and ‘not yet’.

From this page, you can use your phone to stream the pod walks using your mobile data. Head to our How to Podwalk page for more information.

Please note that these films are designed to be watched on location. The locations for each are described below. 

Pod walk videos without subtitles

PHONEBOX

328-330 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9NG

STREET

328-330 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9NG

HOSPITAL

Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M13 9WL

CHURCH

Holy Name Church, 339 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PG

TREE

University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL

CLOWN

Inside Contact, Devas Street, Mancheser, M15 6JA

APPLAUSE

Outside Contact, Devas Street, Mancheser, M15 6JA

Please note, that there is no speech in this film, therefore is no subtitled version to download.

Pod Walk videos with subtitles

PHONEBOX WITH SUBTITLES

STREET WITH SUBTITLES

HOSPITAL WITH SUBTITLES

CHURCH WITH SUBTITLES

TREE WITH SUBTITLES

CLOWN WITH SUBTITLES

 

ABOUT GOBSQUAD

Gob Squad is an arts collective based between Germany and the UK. They make mixed-media performance work, often site-specific, interactive and immersive.  Connecting spaces, mixing liveness and chance with pre-determined, carefully structured action. Gobsquad’s work searches for beauty in the everyday.

Gobsquad want to frame and elevate daily life making magic out of the mundane, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. They explore the point where performance meets art, media and real life. The seven core members work collaboratively on the concept and production, there is no director, no boss, and no one is in charge!

Their work is regularly shown throughout Europe and has toured all the continents apart from Antarctica.

Enjoyed the podwalk videos? Learn more about Gob Squad’s work at this link here.

CREATED & PERFORMED BY

Bethan Wyllis, Rosa Brooks, Lauren Lees, Nina Mccarron, Jordan Skelly, Shakira Samms-Alcott, Yarrow Spillane, Chiedza Muchauraya, Tyrese-Jerome Engena, Demitria Shonett, Holly Gibson, Niamh Willow, Rochá Dawkin

CREATIVE TEAM

Director: Sarah Thom (Gob Squad)

Assistant Director: Scarlett-Rose Summers

Producer: Lauren Banks

Assistant Producer: Scarlett-Rose Summers

Sound Engineer: Jonathan Hamer

Video Editor: Alex Hewitt

Guest Artists: Lowri Evans, Ella Otomewo, Emmy Lahouel

Production Manager: Adam Steed

Music:  Sophie Fishwick