Short Periods of Structured Nothingness (2018)
When do you feel in control, when don't you and why does it matter? Do these feelings come from inside or from something outside you? Coffee, snack food, booze or something more illicit might feel like they make life more manageable. But when we seek comfort and connection through humble, everyday habits, we can end up somewhere we don’t expect.
Join an intimate conversation with young women as they reflect on their own experiences and decisions.
The making of Short Periods of Structured Nothingness
Blast Theory worked with an anonymised group of young women who shared their lives and experiences with the artists over seven days through instant messaging, photos and phone calls. From this, the artists created Short Periods of Structured Nothingness to be experienced as ‘part documentary and part overheard conversation’ by visitors who are invited to share their own reflections on the questions raised with the documentary subjects.
Thanks to the participants who made this work possible, working as: Amelia, Batman, Bella, Beyoncé, Ivy Green, Krystal Jenkins, Sabrina and Vanessa.
Commissioned by Science Gallery London
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Blast Theory is a pioneering artist group creating interactive art to explore social and political questions, placing audience members at the centre of their work. Led by artists Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, Blast Theory use interactive media such as the internet and digital broadcasting, to create groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art.
Amelia, Batman, Bella, Beyoncé, Ivy Green, Krystal Jenkins, Sabrina and Vanessa are pseudonyms of young women who responded to an open call to collaborate with Blast Theory in the making of this work