Following a predetermined order, five performers blow a bubble gum to which food colouring had been added beforehand. Then, they leave the space to receive a new bubble gum in a different colour and come back to the room, where they start chewing again. The bubble gum colour order has been though so that the same colour would spread from one person to the other, and the other, until a new colour come up, spreading taking over and spreading again to the rest of the group.
‘At the speed of feelings’ derives from the observation of shared emotional “waves” as a response to online “trending topics” and from the impression these emotions are piling up layer after layer, bringing us towards an emotional overdose.
Royal College of Art Graduate Show, London, 2017
Performers: Ashley, Boram , Henri, Mati, and Giovanni.
Photo: Andrea Bertolotti