The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is one of Vancouver’s signature events. Produced over three weeks each January, the PuSh Festival presents groundbreaking work in the live performing arts. They approached us to develop a concept that would be awarded a grant for a ‘digital engagement piece’. We went beyond the web and apps to a raw, visceral and very personal experience.
We invited the public to step inside Experience Spheres to challenge your sense, delight in the unexpected and see your surroundings anew. With these we sought to provoke dialogue and shift views of the world by wedding our respective practices and expertise into a new, iconic experience for the public.
The Experience Spheres deepen the participants’ sense of place, belonging and temporality—to emerge with a more fully rounded understanding and awareness of their place in the world. It also plays with the twinned notions of public and private experience: as with the theatre, which is both a communal and deeply personal experience, the Experience Spheres is an act of both isolation and connection. The participant is both the spectator and a character within the work—the observer becomes the observed.
Experience Spheres were installed in various public spaces around Vancouver where people congregate, contemplate and pass through. Discover these interactive digital installations throughout the months of January and February in several locations throughout the city.