shenade’s tiny revolution

  • date: 12 october 2019
  • challenge category: everything else
  • selected tactic: tiny invisible performance
  • difficulty rating: easy
  • current status: completed

phone zombie for shenade

the tiny revolutions rebels, including members of the public, staged the phone zombie in the Perth cultural centre.


the submission:

it makes me feel sad, frustrated + disappointed to see that hardly anyone these days can stay off their smart phones + just be in a moment [by transient i mean waiting for something, transiting somewhere, etc]. imagine all the moments they’re missing out on, all the ideas that could change the world, the important thoughts, or awakenings they could have about themselves or the world around them. the power of ‘being’ + the gaps where the magic happens are decimated by smart phones. i make a point to NOT be on my phone at these times + revel in the great things that happen – including simply enjoying the moment or noticing a pretty colour or unusual sound, i love that i didn’t miss out on that + i feel better about my self + my life. i was 20 before mobile phones came out, so maybe that is why i get it.

shenade, 12.10.19.

the thinking:

what is the idea we are moving forward with?

a mobile phone is glued to members of the task forces hands – they openly panic and attempt to shake it off.
a mobile phone zombie is situated in a cue and is so not aware of their surroundings they deviate slowly from the line and bump into an object. they keep humorously bumping into the object for a while

how can we do it?

activity would happen during the day in a public transport area that involves cueing.

where does it need to take place?

located at a train station or bus cue.

are there any legal implications to the activity?

safety issues with gluing object to hand.
safety issue with not walking into a road and injuring self.

tactic: invisible performance