Of All The People In All The World by Birmingham based theatre company Stan’s Cafe, is a witty and thought-provoking performance piece that uses grains of rice to demonstrate the scale and enormity of human activity on earth.
Part performance, part visual art, Of All The People In All The World consists of grains of rice (each grain representing one person), placed in piles on the ground, and maintained and updated by ‘caretakers’. Just like the statistics it depicts, the work is in a state of flux; throughout the day ‘caretakers’ create new categories based on up-to-date statistics or in response to requests from the audience.
Of All The People In All The World brings statistics to life. It presents human activity in a physical form, and affords the audience a chance to reflect upon our impact on the world and each other.
From Perth International Arts Festival
2 min video