Ben Moren

Mobile Experiential Cinema is a roving, storytelling platform that combines mobility, filmmaking, public projection, live theater action, and sound. The Parade follows a kidnapping narrative and invites a group of cyclists to meet and progress on a bike ride through the city following a predetermined path that supports the plot of the story. Audience members are instructed to periodically stop and view short episodic film segments that are projected onto urban structures. Between each of the segments, the audience is confronted with live theatrical actions that blur the borders between the filmic story and reality. The Parade presents key story elements via the projections, while other supporting live action elements include the live kidnapping of an audience member, a money and hostage exchange, planted artifacts, and live phone calls from key characters in the story. By combining all of these elements, MEC creates an expanded cinematic world that roving audiences are immersed within.

A collaboration with Daniel Dean. Presented by Northern at the Northern Spark Festival with additional support from Minneapolis Art on Wheels. Documentation by Zachary Nelson

The Parade
public mixed-reality projection performance for bicycles
one hour performance