Owning the Moment is a dance work for four dancers, which explores the idea and proposes that the audience can acquire, own and then permanently remove “a moment “ from the work.
The concept unpacks our perceived need or desire to buy and possess (or own) objects, tangible possessions and emotional states (i.e. happiness or beauty) thus removing them from societies grasp or as with emotional states acquiring shared experiences. Social media has allowed us to both privately own and to publicly share moments, whether they are memories, emotions or opinions. We have also become highly aware of the commercialization and transactional nature of these spaces. Owning the Moment physically realizes vignettes or moments within the work and makes them available to audiences to own.