Friday, August 26, 2011
Acting in Waverley Station
More stuff, all productive. I suppose the oddest thing was taking part in a 'subtlemob' in and around Waverley Station from 5:30 to 6:00pm. I've done one before, a year and a half ago in Tokyo, but this was a new one called Our Broken Voice. Basically you sign up on-line, receive an MP3 file and directions on where to go, then at exactly 5:30pm you press play on your iPod or iPhone, put your earphones in and a story unfolds. You're a character, following certain instructions. There are maybe 100-200 others doing roughly the same thing, and everyone else (commuters, general public) has no idea what's going on. At one point I was told to follow a woman who was writing in a notebook but to keep my distance. It was all very film noir.