I performed and filmed the movement performance, 2500 Bricks, at the Wonderfruit festival in Thailand fusing landscape architecture and choreography. I built a path of raw sundried mud bricks outlining the festival site, zooming in on the bricks to expose their volumes juxtaposed as an urban landscape. Constructing the bricks and laying the path became the task making performance and using my approach to its full extent, I was able to activate the Thai brickmaking team and incorporating the workers in the performance. finishing in time for the opening of the festival. After the opening, I continued the performance by inviting the festivalgoers to configure and customize the mud bricks into different formations. In this way I activated an expected audience as active participants in the performance. In this final part of the performance the path was reconfigured into a new structure. The architecture of the festival site was conceived by Ab Rogers.
Click here to see a 3 min video of the 2500 brick making.
Photographing, filming and editing by Laurence J Moss