Site-Specific works which take place in non-traditional spaces, whether in the city, the countryside, in a bar, a pond, a forest or a home. Site-specific works are engaged with, and generated in response to, the site in question
Trust the Bus
Trust the Bus is a site-specific performance series created in 2015 by Culture Mill, the organization Murielle Elizéon co-directs with Tommy Noonan. In Trust the Bus, Elizéon and Noonan have invited local, national or international artists from different mediums to create a site -specific performance in and around Saxapahaw. Audience members board a blue Bird bus without knowing where they are going and are participating in an immersive performance. Murielle Elizéon co-created the first Trust the Bus in 2015 (as well as 2 others) in collaboration with Tommy Noonan, Jennifer Curtis and Direwolf.
The audience is given earphones and an mp3 player, in which a voice guides them to a public space, such as a meadow, a street-corner or a city square. There the voice guides their attention to elements of the world around them, some natural elements of the landscape and social environment, and others enacted by performers. It becomes unclear which is which. In this mix of "found" and "performed" actions, the audience begins to look at their familiar world as an unreliable blend of truth and fiction.