Simon Terrill: Crowd Theory Adelaide

03 May – 05 July 2013

Samstag’s Gallery 3 will play host to a selection of Simon Terrill’s spectacularly immersive images from the ‘Crowd Theory Adelaide’ performance event held in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga on 27 February 2013.

Crowd Theory Adelaide is an ongoing series of international photographic performance events by Simon Terrill, a Samstag Scholar who explores ideas of community and the nature of crowds. For each event, a time and place is specified and people are invited to respond to the site, but their specific actions on-site are left undirected and uncontrolled

Through this random orchestration of bodies in site-specific venues, Crowd Theory seeks to expand upon accepted definitions and perceptions of what it is that constitutes a ‘community’ and how this converges with the notion and implications of a ‘crowd’.

Media release (PDF file, 485kb) (opens in a new window)

Crowd Theory - Behind the scenes (YouTube video) (opens in a new window)

Arts SA, Government of South Australia