Dérive app facilitates Something Bigger

Artists Adrienne Wong and Dustin Harvey use Dérive app as an integral part of their upcoming performance Something Bigger, as part of FoldA, the Festival of Live Digital Art, happening in Kingston, Ontario, from June 19 to June 22. Something Bigger starts at 12:30pm on June 22.

Guided by an app, strangers are invited to come alone to a certain place at a specified time. If you accept the appointment you may meet someone else whose identity you have no way of knowing. A blind date, if you will. If you commit to Something Bigger, the use of this time may take an unexpected turn. You may meet no one, or you may meet the person who has arranged the meeting. Are you willing to devote a part of your day today to the pursuit of Something Bigger?

Adrienne and Dustin, as part of XOSECRET, have been experimenting with Dérive app for their immersive interactive performance pieces which nudge participants into experiencing the unknown, perhaps even some adventure. If you’re close to Ontario, consider heading to Kingston this weekend.

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What is Dérive app

Dérive app gets you lost in your city and lets you share that experience with others. Build your own task cards and invite others to play with you.

During September, 30 Days of Prompts

From the start until the end of September, every 12 hours, you will be presented with a prompt which will nudge you to explore the public space around you.