In one of the yards at the Vyborg side of the city Trial Version member Elena Mazzi is going to make an interactive game ‘Spread the Word’ which thinks over the relations between a man and his environment – the city space. In collaboration with sociologists from CGES, Elena will create a ‘vocabulary’ of hot topics discussed by yard dwellers in their everyday life. During the game, which resembles the Chinese whispers, citizens will pass these words to each other. The words can stay the same or change, and receive new meanings. The participants of the game will discuss these changes and what caused them. The game will become a space for dialogue and encounter of different opinions about the life in the yard. In process of communication such phenomena as everyday knowledge, memory of the place, emotional memory will reveal, being an important part of the citizens’ identity and stimulus for collective actions.
The performance will take place on September, 17-20 at 5-7pm in St.Petersburg, Vyborg side, Engelsa prosp. 7, in the yard (see the map).