An intervention and interrogation of screen culture. Live Interactive Documentary explores new methods and theories for an interdisciplinary, innovative, and embodied, performance-based history documentary that engages active spectator-participants.
We fuse video projection with live narration to make a spectacle of the editing process. Audio and video are live-mixed in the space; in the place of preprogrammed point-and-click options audiences are invited to stand and speak. The team responds through commentary and live-mixing imagery, film clips and music.
We foreground the local and embodied act of reception to propose a new form of democratized cinema in which audience members are not merely receiving and interacting within their own heads. They may stand up. They may be seen, heard, a part of the performance.