The participants on the whole were happy to be confounded by the challenging material – fairy floss – and instruction to transform and re-create the space.
It was a mad, affective, multi-sensory and immersive experience. As the fairy floss was made, the aroma of caramelising sugar filled the space. The audience handled the material with paddle-pop sticks and used their initiative to ‘attach’ the floss in whatever way occurred to them – some ignored the hooks that were provided on the wall and licked the floss, then stuck it to the surface, while some wedged the floss and wooden stick together into/onto crevices.
Perhaps the performance and installation lured the audience into a playful, spontaneous and creative act, producing what may have been observed as an almost tangible joyfulness.
[Video of interactive work coming soon…]