Idle Hour is a choreographed intervention for a public square with an immersive headphone soundscape.
Situating listeners as protagonists of an unfolding narrative that warps time and heightens reality, Idle Hour brings together a group of strangers - inviting them to linger in the unknown of a familiar place while prioritising presence, observation and the power of communal action.
Made in collaboration with Will Heasman and Lizzie Ballinger.
Commissioned by Cambridge Junction.
Research & Development support from Arts Council England.
Idle Hour, performance documentation, Image: Claire Haigh
24 June 2021
The first iteration of Idle Hour took place at Cambridge Leisure Park, featuring Až Benfield-Clarke, Georgia Beresford-Jones, Lola Chirico, Martina Ghinetti, Bar Groisman, Tara Kearney, Saria Kelly, Mae, Anna Melander, Adie Mueller, Mihaela Petrova, Lily Simpkiss, Amy Vicary-Smith, Bethany Walker, Nikola Zarzycka, and voice over by Teele Uustani.
Produced by Cambridge Junction with support from Arts Council England.