Tessa Lynch
Better Times

Saturday 8 September 2012

Sea Cadets’ Hall

Better Times explored different types of festival tent and the types of interaction they invite. It took place over the course of a weekend, which was approached by Lynch as a 48hr festival celebrating the nocturnal pastime of dreaming.  The festival-goers (dreamers) were linked to each other through the geography they shared and their collective engagement with the Biennale. The work took place in three parts, each offering an experience for a single visitor to step into. These included a ‘dream hotline’, a T-shirt stall and a performance polling station, with evening performances at the Royal Native Oyster Stores.