Hello, March! Collective Walking Performance for Followers and Pacemakers (2017)

Hello, March! was a participatory walking performance in public space where performers mingled with the audience within a parade through the urban area of ​​Hammerbrook. The march served as a means of temporarily recapturing public space and experimentally creating temporary collective identities. The space traversed was changed and marked by the performers and the participants, performing to music and carrying along big colourful objects. Since people did not previously know each other and did not have experiences as a collective, Rech offered different tasks and formed affinity groups, which created confidentiality and allowed people different levels of participation. Liz Rech, Hello, March! Collective Walking Performance, 2017, Hamburg