ALONE is set to open a run of ‘THE / / / / / SEQUENCE’, a fully immersive 45-minute walkthrough experience, which you enter alone, ironically beginning on Valentine’s Day, 14 February.
ALONE is an ongoing, site-specific, fully immersive and existential experience that explores the range of human emotions. The walkthrough experience may be participated in the company of others at times, but is mostly executed individually. Co-created by artist and designer Devon Paulson and film producer Lawrence T. Lewis, ALONE debuted in Los Angeles in 2013 to critical acclaim. Their inaugural experience was called “a stroke of genius” by the premiere Los Angeles publication, The L.A. Weekly.
ALONE focus heavily on music, sound design, performance, installation and fine art. It intends to engage audiences ever more directly and in ever more distinct ways. It’s a project that utilizes every art form previously explored but all in a single, cohesive setting. Presenting itself in a variety of configurations, ALONE explores the complex folds of the human psyche, placing you as the participant within dreams, fantasies and nightmares that you may have had and within those that you definitely have not.
Subjects may be aggressively touched and moved, tenderly embraced or be left utterly displaced and alone. They also may be made to stand, run, walk, crawl, climb stairs, be physically touched, moved and handled by the performers, get wet, get dirty, and wear face paint and pigment or dyes.
Between now and the experience opening in February, ALONE will return to Melbourne with a series of clandestine interventions and performances that, while diverse, will be conceptually linked. After Melbourne-based hospitality and festival entrepreneur Jerome Borazio read an article on ALONE, he contacted the creators. With a passion for pushing boundaries and delivering unique, authentic experiences, he set his sights on bringing the concept to Australia.
Borazio was unwittingly put through a one-off experience of his own in Los Angeles in 2016 and after two years of conversations and planning, the ALONE Experience is finally descending on Melbourne.