Created at Lyst Summit 2017 with performance artist Maya Magnat from Tel Aviv, and audio designer Anders Børup from Copenhagen.
Being There is an audio-driven performance for two participants. Each one takes a set of headphones where a narrator tells them the story of their relationship, from first date to break-up.
The two audio tracks are slightly different between the two participants, reflecting the two partners seeing the same relationship through different lenses. It is up to the players to decide how reliable their narrator is, or if they notice the cues that show the other participant does not feel the same way as them. After taking part the participants get to discuss their responses to the experiences.
A complete write-up of the project is on Alistair's development blog.