SWIMMING HOME: A 35 minute long immersive experience for one person at the time IN THEIR OWN BATHROOM. Swimming Home will be available throughout the full two-week Leeds Digital Festival programme – please see the events page to book alternative dates.
Swimming Home plays with the liminal, with the gap between imagination and reality, and urges you to let go and float away. It pays off: when you are finally allowed to submerge and dip your head under the water, it is oddly exhilarating. ✭✭✭✭ The Stage
SWIMMING HOME is Silvia Mercuriali’s latest Autoteatro piece, leading participants through a private meditation, all the way to the bottom of a deep pool. You will be immersed in an aquatic and sonic world in which the ordinary becomes fictional and your surroundings take on a new poetic meaning. Written following interviews with swimmers, swimming coaches and water lovers from all over the UK, the piece gently suggests a new look at the ritual of bathing.
Download the app MERCURIOUS NET – National Ear Theatre, to access the show directly from your phone.
MERCURIOUS NET is available worldwide. The app automatically adapts to your local time, so whatever slot you choose, the time indicated refers to your Local Time Zone.
A swimsuit, swimming goggles, a big towel, a mirror (if you don’t have one in your bathroom). Make sure your phone is fully charged and that you have a good internet connection.
The piece is to be experienced with headphones in your own bathroom (wireless headphones are preferable but not necessary). Make sure your headphones are secure and can’t fall off.