How exciting! HERD was selected from dozens of proposals to be a feature performance at this year's Live Arts Exchange Festival in LA. And boy, did we perform. The audience did not know what to think.
Once they realized they were part of the performance, though, they (mostly) embraced the opportunity.
HERD: Ways/ walls+windows is an interactive experience rooted in the physical and psychological qualities of herding behaviors - in both animals and humans. Audiences are captivated by the aesthetically beautiful set and movements, and compelled by questions of control, isolation, collective thought & behavior, and personal space within the group. HERD: Ways/ walls+windows instigates a primary experience of herding and being herded. This risky, edgy, and hilarious take on art + science evokes equal parts thoughtful curiosity and wide-eyed surprise.
After delivering two full performances, the team learned A LOT. The LAX Festival showcased such a diversely talented group of artists; keep your eyes out for tickets next year. And what a perfect chance to prototype some new ideas in preparation for the big show at YBCA next month! See you there... October 4.