Sarah Jury
Nina Runa-Essendrop

Alien Phenomenology


Alien Pheonomenology is a larp by Hamish MacPherson with Sarah Jury and Nina Runa Essendrop. Within it, a silent encounter offers a brief window into the relationship between two or three beings, objects or sites. It might be about a healer and their patient, or two friends, perhaps one of those friends is not a human but a dog, or an ancient tree, or even an entire landscape.

This work exists on the intersection between somatic practice and larp. It is lightly structured and involves each player building internal narratives based on their physical interactions with an emphasis on playing out passivity and activity in these relationships.

Shown at Goldsmiths College (2019), Play Co Summit, London (2017) and Res., London (2017).

Part of Configurations.