We've all seen it happen. We've all heard it happen. We've all crossed the road to avoid it. We've all stood by. We've all hoped it would stop. Flâneurs is a new work by Edinburgh-based live artist and director Jenna Watt. Flâneurs explores the nature of violence in public spaces, from a pedestrian subway in Edinburgh to London's Overground. Using psycho-geography, real accounts of violent acts and a little Harry Belafonte, Flâneurs attempts to deconstruct the 'bystander effect'. The larger the crowd, the less likely it is that anyone will intervene. www.jennawatt.co.uk. Ages 16+.
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Reviews & features
Flâneurs13 Aug 2012
A walk on Edinburgh’s wild side
One can only hope that at least some of the ‘true’ events described in this one-woman show didn’t actually happen. According to young live art maker Jenna Watt, her close friend, Jeremy, was seriously assaulted in London, a large number of other friends…
Jenna Watt's new show Flâneurs explores the 'bystander effect' at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe24 Jul 2012
One-woman show at the Fringe 2012 explores violence and intervention
If you and some friends witnessed an attack in the street, would you do something? Jenna Watt’s new one-woman play, Flâneurs, explores ‘the bystander effect’. It’s the phenomenon that occurs when a group of people see an emergency but nobody steps…