On October 15th 2015, The Liberators International organised The World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment, where people from all corners of the globe were invited to share a minute’s eye contact with strangers in public to rebuild the sense of a shared humanity.
Over 100,000 people and 167 towns and cities took part, including Melbourne, with participants told to bring cushions or rugs to sit on during the experience and signs that would read: “Where has the human connection gone? Share 1 minute of eye contact to find out…”
From 5pm, hundreds of people arrived at Federation Square and it was beautiful to see the connections forming between everyone involved. Many of the participants were incredibly moved, with some bursting in tears or embracing the person opposite them. I still get a warm, fuzzy feeling every time I look at these photos!
The Liberators International are a social movement founded in Perth, who are passionate about creating participatory public demonstrations in the name of peace and equality.