The common: a play that exists only between your ears

Dustin Harvey a Halifax based theatre-maker led an artist’s walk along the route of his recent project “the common: as long as you have so far,” a theatrical encounter for one person in a public space with the help of a headset. The walk explores the process through which history and memory are combined to create a living narrative of the common, and how the location was central to making the choices.

The walk subverts the way we normally think about location and is based on a project created by Dustin Harvey and Robert Plowman with collaboration from Brian Riley and help from Andrea Dymond and Rae Brown. For a taste of the exploration take a seat on a bench in the Halifax Public Garden, close your eyes and let your mind (or your body) wander on the path to the Gazebo, the bridge and out through the garden gates: