Animalarium – a pop-up Zoo invites you to a live online experiment, where we use a set camera perspective to create a show for a Periscope broadcast. Looking at ways of displaying animals for human entertainment, we have worked with dressage as a format of “show”.
Animalarium’s motivation is to use art forms to take space online and on screen, to research the notions of “live”, “show” and “being”. We are interested in how a frame and screen can choreograph and discipline the subject into an object, and how aesthetics of private, authentic and live manifest, particularly on the web.
Animalarium – a pop-up Zoo was presented as a 2.5 hour performance installation for a live audience as well as live streamed publicly on Periscope (300 online visitors / 250 comments).
Concept, performance and camera set-up by Liv Schellander, Lena Kimming and Alexandra Wingate. Costume by Alexandra Wingate. With support from Arbeitsplatz Vienna and The Swedish Arts Grant Committee.