12 minutes, 2021

Sweetener is a video work that simulates a studio audience via post-production collage, providing a laugh track for our everyday sitcom of shared delirium. As forced laughter spreads into real hysteria, the crowd seems to ask, ‘are you feeling what I’m feeling?’

Sweetener was commissioned by the Performance Research Network at Newcastle University.


Conceived and created by Clara Potter-Sweet and Ben Kulvichit

Outside eye & post-production sound Nat Norland


From 5 May 2021 / Performance Research Network, Online 'Liveness' Exhibition 

© Emergency Chorus, 2019