“A delicious anti-consumerist meditation…a quirkily subversive situationist amble through the checkout tills and back again.”
Wondermart takes a mischievous swipe at the dominance of supermarket culture and consumerism. This interactive audio tour takes you on a journey of rediscovery through the familiar surroundings of the supermarket. Wearing headphones and anonymous behind your trolley, you are guided around the aisles immersed in a private world, as the carefully constructed soundscape overlays a fictional world that blurs the real with the imaginary.
By Silvia Mercuriali in collaboration with Tommaso Perego and Matt Rudkin. Developed from an original idea with Ant Hampton.
Wondermart is also available in Français (French), Deutsch (German) and Cymraeg (Welsh).
Commissioned by BAC.
Silvia Mercuriali trained in physical theatre at the Arsenale, Milan. She is best known as one half of the internationally acclaimed experimental theatre company, Rotozaza, creators of theatre, site-specific events and installations since 1999. Their interactive installation, Etiquette, has been touring since 2006 and now exists in 13 languages.
Silvia is co-founder of the theatre company Inconvenient Spoof and works with filmmaker Simon Wilkinson under the name of Il Pixel Rosso, as well as collaborating with the Shunt collective and Clod Ensemble. With Gemma Brockis she created the show-in-a-car, Pinocchio, presented in the UK, Italy, Japan, Ireland and Israel. She performed in 'Listen up!' by Glen Neath for BBC radio 4, and in ‘Nose to Mouth’ by filmmaker Woof-Wan-Bau. She has been leading workshops for young people for BAC’s YPT programme as well as site-specific workshops at Central School of Speech and Drama in London and in Tel Aviv.
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