A Midsummer is a collaborative piece by artists Rory Flynn and Samuel Ross. This performance was performed for the Shakespeare Exhibition at Loughborough University Gallery Space.
In this work we were interested in using one of Shakespeare’s plays, ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’ as a catalyst to explore the identity crisis which was prominent in this particular play. In context to our work we were particularly interested in using the notion of an ‘identity crisis’ through how we interacted in the space with the objects and with each other.
The use of the space and the choice to limitate the audiences interaction and perspective of the work was used to challenge the way contemporary art is viewed by forcing the audience to actively interact with the space to view the work.