Swimming Homeby Silvia Mercuriali
Book now and dive into this immersive experience in your own home for a limited run, 16-20 Mar.
Immerse yourself in an aquatic and sonic world, in a private meditation that takes place in your own bathroom.
Swimming Home is about the bliss of floating, the terror of sinking and the natural attraction to water which connects us all. It’s a journey from private to public, from intimate to communal, which unfurls like a floating newspaper, in this digital meditation. The ordinary becomes fantastic, your home becomes a film set and the bathtub or shower turns into a deep swimming pool at the bottom of which we sit quietly.
Written following interviews with swimmers, swimming coaches and water lovers from all over the UK, the piece mixes the ordinary and the fictional worlds to play with your perception of time and space, and putting you at the centre of the action. A piece of autoteatro – where you perform the piece yourself following simple audio instructions, Swimming Home invites you to reconsider your relationship with water and the environment around you, transforming it through sound.
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How do I experience Swimming Home?
The show is a personal digital theatrical experience, and the stage is your phone. You will need:
Mercurious NET (National Ear Theatre): you will need to download this app, which turns the everyday world into a stage. Download from the App Store (beta) here or from Google Play here. Find more info on the app here.
Equipment: your bathroom, your phone with the app (charged preferably), a good pair of headphones and a stable internet connection. Follow the instructions, tune in and you'll be ready to become the main character inside of tightly choreographed stories.
What else do you need: A swimsuit, goggles (if you have them), a towel.
Bath or shower? You can choose between the bath or shower versions of the show.
Will my stuff get wet? Don’t worry, your phone and headphones don’t go near the water.
Karen Le Roy HarrisSwimmer
Mercuriali created the future. Just do it. Extraordinary.
Cristian Ceresoli, Director and Author
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Plays with the liminal, with the gap between imagination and reality, and urges you to let go and float away.
The most immersive of immersives
Magical - part learning, parted being guided into deep relaxation
A seamless journey from ancient caves to Hollywood's pools
Being encouraged to stop, to listen and to observe made me realise how little I've switched off lately.