Neil Allen Flowers
"Upon discovering video feedback with office webcams, two women confront workplace stresses through meditations and venting rituals.
We hear them tell their story and enact a coping ritual, while we observe live video feedback."
University of Michigan, 2007
Bachelors Degree in Philosophy
Neil Allen Flowers is based in Detroit, Michigan. He is a member of the collective slow phase, which creates ephemeral, participatory performance pieces that posit art asexperience rather than object. His medium is ritual: participatory rule-sets designed to engender aesthetically interesting social situations. In his art practice, he employs participatory ritual as a vehicle of trance, and as a means of dissolving the boundaries between persons, artists and participants. These multi-sensory, immersive works are designed to resonate with participants of varying levels of ability, and to explore new possibilities for generating sustainable living patterns.