This workshop took place at the Victoria & Albert Museum amongst Raphael’s cartoons, during a Friday Late event on typography.
The workshop was based on a classic improv theatre exercise: in a circle, a story is started, with each person in turn adding one word. Following similar rules, visitors were encouraged to gather as small groups and pose together as the different letters of a word of their choice, with the help of bright blue sleeves in front of a black background. Each word pursued an on-going story told by the public, one word at a time, as I was taking a picture of each contribution with a phone to feed it live to a twitter flux, where people could access it and follow the story.
The words/pictures were also published live on a webpage which was projected in the same room for visitors to follow the story and decide on a word to contribute to the narration.
Screenshot of the webpage were the story appeared live, one word at a time, as the collective performance was taking place at the V&A.