festival of live art: Nothing To See Here (Dispersal)

Performer in Nothing To See Here (Dispersal). Amy Spiers and Catherine Ryan's participartory art project at Arts House Melbourne for the Festival Of Live Art 2014  

Around the world, protests and public gatherings are often broken up by police. Nothing to See Here (Dispersal) is a crowd dispersal choreography, created in consultation with people who have real life experience of the techniques used by police to break up protests. Arts House patrons will be circulated away from areas in and around the Meat Market and North Melbourne Town Hall, leaving behind cleared-out spaces in which there is “nothing to see”. The aim of this choreographed performance is to encourage discussion about what is possible in public space and how this is controlled. - The Future Of The Past 

Photo's by John Possemato