Ongoing Discussion on Immersive & Participatory Practices
Dear IETM members,
This dialogue is of course open to everyone, but is intended to further the conversation that was started at the Immersive Creation Process panel & workshop in Rijeka.
The purpose of this thread is to keep digging into the larger questions around immersive and participatory work, have a space for any practical questions or issues that arise when creating immersive work, and even just a space to tell one another of upcoming projects.
To get us started... here are a few questions that came up at the end of the last session. Feel free to chime in or add your thoughts or ideas to these questions.
Questions to Explore in the Future:
- How much freedom do audiences have in immersive experiences?
- Democracy vs Manipulation?
- How to balance an inspiring symbolism through aesthetics and actions without becoming tendentious and manipulative?
- Should we communicate to our audiences in advance of the show that it's going to be immersive?
Look forward to continuing this dialogue!
All the best,
Very interested in continuing this conversation and taking part in any further dialogue. My own practice very entwined with this and under some tutelage of Neil Butler when he came to Galway City and influenced by the many artists on the INSITU Network also. I would be very keen to continue the conversation about participatory work and how this current pandemic will shape these more experimental formats..
I believe the illusion of freedom of choice is always the case in immersive but with participatory situations we strive to push that idea of freedom more and more further into true democratic choice.
Thanks for joining the conversation. I believe that in both immersive and participatory work there is a huge spectrum of experience, some that truly involve and include the audience in a democratic way, while others play into the illusion. I look forward to continuing the exchange in upcoming sessions.