The Stood Maze by Trouble is a life-size maze constructed with fabric, wooden pillars, and resin sculpture, held in place by a team of 35 performers. The structure is installed by the performance and envelopes a musical, or otherwise time-based, performance that takes place inside of the emerging maze structure.
Unlike a building or a home, the Stood Maze is an architectural structure that exists entirely due to the will of the people who hold it in place. While the Stood Maze actually inhibits the movements of audience, it also presents a performance structure that allows audience members to guide their experience entirely, in terms of their position in physical space and proximity to performance.
In this way, the Stood Maze inverts the performance ritual dynamic: in conventional performance, structure is largely articulated by the will of the audience to conform to ritual expectation, thus providing a platform for performers. In the Stood Maze, the performers will articulate structure, whereas the audience is entirely free to manifest their own vision of audienceship.