Who are you looking at?

Type Performance
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2004
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Abstract

'Who are you looking at?' was developed in collaboration with Mike Pearson and Welsh playwright Ed Thomas, and presented under the umbrella of Brookes and Pearson's performance collective 'Pearson/Brookes'.

Realised over three nights in February 2004, and built on material produced in collaboration with five young female performers - each documenting 3mins within a particular public city centre location, on the same evening - producing footage of each location from three simultaneous and expanding points of view: [1] from a hidden camera on the performer themselves; [2] from a shadowing camera recording their movements; and [3] a wider locating shot taken from within a tracking car.

Performed by Brookes, Pearson and Thomas - working around a large central table, arranged with all the necessary equipment and material - the resulting video fragments being layered with live texts and vocal recordings of the performers in conversation, mixed live within the room of the developing public event.

Documentation and original media fragments of the work are available.