Human Knot #001
Participatory Workshop, 2018
A workshop in which 10 people enact a human knot, a team-building exercise in which participants connect hands to form a knot. As a team they try to unravel the knot by untangling themselves without breaking the chain of hands. After the workshop the knot’s structural movements and dialogue were analyzed and a transcript was produced for a live reenactment.
Reenactment of Human Knot #001
Live Performance, 2018
In the main gallery room, the performers reenact the movements and dialogue of Human Knot #001. Each performer wears a color coded suit and headphones.
In the adjacent room the director reads through the script of Human Knot #001. The script directions are spoken directly into the headphones of the performers to be enacted immediately. A camera mounted above the performers provides the director with a live video feed. A pipe cleaner model of the knot also helps the director to follow the performer’s actions and ensure script completion.
The reenactment completed 12 minutes of the original knot in an hour.