image credit: Jason Hales
Loose Snare. Live performance, commissioned by Flux Projects for Flux Night event. Castleberry Hill Arts District, Atlanta, GA, October 2012

Loose Snare was a three hour live performance in Atlanta’s Castleberry Hill neighborhood for Flux Night, during which The Bridge Club moved throughout a gathered crowd of over 12,000 event attendees. Each performer carried a ladder and a Victorian-style ‘ear trumpet,’ used to visually communicate a physical effort to hear something ephemeral over the din of the crowd. Audio broadcast from each performer’s body prompted viewers to also listen. The four performers repeatedly disbanded and converged, at times aligning strangers or fracturing existing groups within the audience. This work investigated the nature of both shared and isolated experience within a crowd.