Sunday 23 September, 1 to 2:30 PM
This intervention in the public space will involve all willing participants of the previous four laboratories.
A specific site will be identified in the Cork City Centre and the Alter'd State will be declared by marking the ground with a dotted line, within this space we will place all the street signs developed during the laboratories prior to the intervention.
There will be a check-point physically present at its entrance and exit and Ken, the collaborator for this intervention and the Alter'd State Mayor for the duration of the intervention, will welcome both the participants of the labs and the pedestrian audiences to enter this state (State of being and becoming), by giving official "free-passes" or temporary visa that will last for the intervention's duration. The Mayor will also take selfies with each temporary refugee of the Alter'd State at the gate.
The participants from all 4 labs will be "re-arranged" into new smaller groups of 3-5 participants and will enter, dressed as normal pedestrians, the new state. They will freely move within it to complete the loop of the whole intervention, reacting to the signs previously placed as a posse.
This will become a living and live social experiment, in which the artist hopes, new behavioral patterns can be instigated in the audiences by the performative posse.
To conclude all the participants will regroup at the end of the looped walk, at the check point, where the Mayor will proclaim the end of the State and erect a Wall of Remembrance, wall pasting all the selfies taken with the Alter'd State citizens on a wall.