this work was externally situated in an undisclosed venue to confront exterior and interior anxieties; choreographer and installation artist clare dyson's latest production powerfully explores issues of disappearances and abduction. audience were transported to forgotten sites to witness the first stage of this powerful performance.
the work immersed the audience in the concept: at first they were separated from whomever they came with, then they were asked to take off their shoes and surrender their personal belongings. then they moved into small rooms where the walls were made of plastic - they could hear and vaguely see others but were the others performers, ghosts or their fellow audience members?
the audience were forced to walk on hundreds of clothes and witness the remains of absent lives - 3000 photographs of missing people, a room full of hundreds of shoes, a wall with the memories of a life written backwards. suspended throughout the space were light globes making it both a familiar and distant experience.