Be my (body) guest

Carolyn Watt

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Be my (body) guest is a digitally enhanced circus piece by aerialist and PONToon project PhD student Carolyn Watt aka Twisted Nymph, produced by the XR Circus project. This performance considers contrasting audience perspectives of the female aerialist, exploring the notion of the gaze through the use of 360 technology, point of view video and projection. Be my (body) guest is inspired by Carolyn’s PONToon project PhD pilot study where participants were proud of what their body can achieve rather than how it looks and the idea of doing something for yourself rather than being watched. This piece offers juxtaposing views of the female aerialist. The audience are invited to experience Be my (body) guest in a number of ways, choosing to watch the aerialist or be the aerialist by: participating in the 360 immersive headset experience available throughout the duration of the evening, watching the live performance choosing to focus on the aerialist or on the live projection and watching the live performance from the point of view of the aerialist via YouTube on a smart phone.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBrighton Spiegeltent
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2018
EventXR Circus: Research into circus and immersive & interactive tech - Brighton Spiegeltent, Brighton, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 May 201821 May 2018


  • digital
  • women
  • circus
  • aerial
  • social circus
  • empowerment
  • immersive


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