Clump and Whistle: an emergent performance for up to 100 participants based on principles extrapolated from Elias Canetti’s book Crowds and Power.

The public is invited to join with Machine Project and artist Sara Roberts for two participatory performances. Clump is an experiment in group/crowd behavior, based on a simple rule set but without fixed outcome or direction. In Whistle the crowd, equipped with multi-pitched whistles, configures to play compositions based on what the person next to you has just done, making propagating sound waves.

This event is part of Machine Project’s Field Guide to L.A. Architecture.

Video Producer: Bennett Williamson
Project Producer: Bennett Williamson
Camera: Ian Byers-Gamber and Kate Parsons
Editors: Brennan Barsell and Emily Lacy

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