CYC team up with Gobsquad to create an outdoor, immersive experience this summer.
While We Were Waiting… something changed is an audio-visual ‘pod walk’ that transforms your phone into a portal, transporting you to an alternative reality.
CYC come together to explore the rites of passage from adolescence to adulthood. This one hour guided pod walk 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’.
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.
Each time slot available has the capacity for 4 audience members. If there are not enough tickets available for the time slot you have chosen, please select another.
This performance is for ages 16+. Anyone under 16 attending must be accompanied by a responsible adult. For any queries, please reach out to our box office team.
Please note, you will need the use of a fully charged phone with data, and headphones.
Please note, this piece is intended as a moving route with a phone in hand lasting up to an hour. The piece is still in development, and we are striving to make it as accessible as possible.
- All routes will be wheelchair accessible
- There will be captioned options for the film(s)
- We will have a limited number of portable seats available for those who may struggle to stand for the full hour
- There will be a limited number of bookable phones/headphones if you do not have access to your own devices
If you have any access needs you want to discuss with us, please call the box office Monday to Friday between 10 – 10pm on 0161 274 0600.
Alternatively, you can email the box office at email@example.com, or get in touch via direct message on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (@contactmcr on all three platforms).
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
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
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