a theatrical performance, party, ritual about objects
how do objects orient us in space? motivate our behavior? define our identity?
comfort us? condition us? serve as an outlet for memory?
there/GONE is an exploration of putting things down as an act of hope. It was made by [elephants] collective in association with Discord and Din Theatre and was presented as part of the 2015 Toronto Fringe Festival.
The performance was created as a site-specific performance, taking place in a vintage shop. The piece was a mixture of a participatory costume party and contemporary ritual, where audience members chose objects from the shop and followed a performance that explored the relationships between objects, memory, and death, and culminated in an audience-facilitated spontaneous act of creation: the audience gave an object away.