The Song, The Singer and The Listener.

For the last three months I have been deep in books and documentaries researching song and singing, alongside dabbling with my own folk, soul, punk song creations! This began in 2015 at a residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, and

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The Song, The Singer and The Listener.

For the last three months I have been deep in books and documentaries researching song and singing, alongside dabbling with my own folk, soul, punk song creations! This began in 2015 at a residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, and

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回到節慶的本質: 淺評2016 Buzzcut Festival (蘇格蘭)

Buzzcut Festival位於Pearce Institute的交誼大廳 (Buzzcut Festival提供)   文/原承伯 (Howl Yuan) 位於蘇格蘭第大城格拉斯哥,Buzzcut Festival已經邁入第五個年頭。這個一年一度,以當        代表演為主軸的小型藝術節儼然已經成為英國表演藝術家們的盛會,為期五天的藝術節以劇場、舞蹈、行為藝術和裝置,縱切時間、歷史、性別、創傷、社會階級以及鄉愁等議題。多樣的觸角不僅豐富格拉斯哥以及蘇格蘭的當代藝術樣貌,更樹立英國以及歐洲激進表演藝術的灘頭堡。 Buzzcut Festival之所以與眾不同,正如它們所強調的,這是一個藝術家領導(artist led)的藝術節,並且反映在許多面向:在藝術節裡,幾乎所有的作品都是經由公開徵選(Open Call)的形式而來,這樣的方式使得主辦方作為策展的面相退居後位,同時也擁抱了更多的可能性:不論你是個人或者團體,來自何方,創作無數的藝術家或者第一次創作的年輕創作者,都能獲得同等的機會;而今年平頭剪藝術節也獲得蘇格蘭文化創意基金會(Creative Scotland)的補助,也讓許多執行上的困難更容易解決。 另一方面,相較於其他表演藝術節的演出場地散佈於城市之中,Buzzcut Festival則把演出主要集中在皮爾斯會館(Pearce Institute),觀眾可省去大把花在交通上的時間,在節目單的安排上也儘量避免同一個時段有兩個演出發生。會館內大廳則投影上現在正在演出的節目以及今日時程,除了有工作人員廣播節目異動,也搭配手語人員的翻譯;在大廳一角設置了兒童遊戲區、在會館外側則是設置帳篷搭建了有暖氣和幾張床的休息區(Resting Area),種種貼心的設計無非就是希望任何觀眾/表演者在藝術節裡盡情的交流,使其貼近節慶的本質。以下就不同的面向對藝術節內的節目做簡單的介紹。 以空間、時間向觀眾提問 蘇格蘭藝術家Gillian Jane Lees和Adam York Gregory作品PresentTense藉由簡單累加的肢體行動來彰顯表演者和觀眾之間的緊張關係。在空間內的一個角落,Gillian由外而內排上無數個捕鼠夾,每當她拿起一個新的捕鼠夾,或者調整其他捕鼠夾的時候,觀眾們總是屏氣凝神,深怕一個不小心Gillian會被夾傷,而這樣的氛圍隨著排列在地上的捕鼠夾越來越多而逐漸累加,終於,在Gillian把自己逼到角落時達到高峰:她試著小心翼翼的,從捕鼠夾之間的縫隙走出來。 如此如履薄冰行為對觀眾造成了極大的壓力,不敢直視;當最後她成功的從角落裡走出來,沒有踩踏到任何一個捕鼠器時,觀眾爆出一陣熱烈的掌聲,彷彿千斤重擔瞬間釋放。透過一個個排列在地上的捕鼠器,PresentTense不但視覺化了觀者壓力累加的過程,也以另一種形式,在“觀”與“演”之間,這段所有表演藝術中必然出現的關係裡,強調這段關係的當下性。 曾經擔任伯明罕暴烈藝術節(Fierce Festival)藝術總監之一的Harun Morrison,這次以藝術家的身份,與他的夥伴Helen Walker所組成的團體They are here來到平頭剪藝術節,並帶來以影像介入探討記憶、群體、以及重複性的Witness。表演一天數次,每次以四個觀眾為限,大家會先從皮爾斯會館被帶到高文碼頭(Govan Pier),在那裡觀看在同一地點所拍攝的,一系列動作的影片後(只能看一次),花十到二十分鐘做排練,並在同一地點,試著拍一段“重現”版的影片;而下一組人便會依據這段“重現”版的影片拍一段“再重現”版的影片,以此類推;在一天結束後,藝術家將一整天的影片做粗略剪輯,將所有影片串在一起,並在皮爾斯會館大廳播放。 作為行為參與者,在過程中深感以視覺獲取資源的侷限以及人體動作被完全複製的有限性;但在觀看影片時,又驚訝於在那些複製失敗的同時具備的創造性,將影片導向完全不可預知的地方。Witness展現以動作為種子,時間為土壤,以重複性作為灌溉的生長影像計劃,並把影像介入作為時間的切片,給觀者與被動參與者更全面、更自由的視角和想像。 自身歷史與認同的探索從未停歇

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回到節慶的本質: 淺評2016 Buzzcut Festival (蘇格蘭)

Buzzcut Festival位於Pearce Institute的交誼大廳 (Buzzcut Festival提供)   文/原承伯 (Howl Yuan) 位於蘇格蘭第大城格拉斯哥,Buzzcut Festival已經邁入第五個年頭。這個一年一度,以當        代表演為主軸的小型藝術節儼然已經成為英國表演藝術家們的盛會,為期五天的藝術節以劇場、舞蹈、行為藝術和裝置,縱切時間、歷史、性別、創傷、社會階級以及鄉愁等議題。多樣的觸角不僅豐富格拉斯哥以及蘇格蘭的當代藝術樣貌,更樹立英國以及歐洲激進表演藝術的灘頭堡。 Buzzcut Festival之所以與眾不同,正如它們所強調的,這是一個藝術家領導(artist led)的藝術節,並且反映在許多面向:在藝術節裡,幾乎所有的作品都是經由公開徵選(Open Call)的形式而來,這樣的方式使得主辦方作為策展的面相退居後位,同時也擁抱了更多的可能性:不論你是個人或者團體,來自何方,創作無數的藝術家或者第一次創作的年輕創作者,都能獲得同等的機會;而今年平頭剪藝術節也獲得蘇格蘭文化創意基金會(Creative Scotland)的補助,也讓許多執行上的困難更容易解決。 另一方面,相較於其他表演藝術節的演出場地散佈於城市之中,Buzzcut Festival則把演出主要集中在皮爾斯會館(Pearce Institute),觀眾可省去大把花在交通上的時間,在節目單的安排上也儘量避免同一個時段有兩個演出發生。會館內大廳則投影上現在正在演出的節目以及今日時程,除了有工作人員廣播節目異動,也搭配手語人員的翻譯;在大廳一角設置了兒童遊戲區、在會館外側則是設置帳篷搭建了有暖氣和幾張床的休息區(Resting Area),種種貼心的設計無非就是希望任何觀眾/表演者在藝術節裡盡情的交流,使其貼近節慶的本質。以下就不同的面向對藝術節內的節目做簡單的介紹。 以空間、時間向觀眾提問 蘇格蘭藝術家Gillian Jane Lees和Adam York Gregory作品PresentTense藉由簡單累加的肢體行動來彰顯表演者和觀眾之間的緊張關係。在空間內的一個角落,Gillian由外而內排上無數個捕鼠夾,每當她拿起一個新的捕鼠夾,或者調整其他捕鼠夾的時候,觀眾們總是屏氣凝神,深怕一個不小心Gillian會被夾傷,而這樣的氛圍隨著排列在地上的捕鼠夾越來越多而逐漸累加,終於,在Gillian把自己逼到角落時達到高峰:她試著小心翼翼的,從捕鼠夾之間的縫隙走出來。 如此如履薄冰行為對觀眾造成了極大的壓力,不敢直視;當最後她成功的從角落裡走出來,沒有踩踏到任何一個捕鼠器時,觀眾爆出一陣熱烈的掌聲,彷彿千斤重擔瞬間釋放。透過一個個排列在地上的捕鼠器,PresentTense不但視覺化了觀者壓力累加的過程,也以另一種形式,在“觀”與“演”之間,這段所有表演藝術中必然出現的關係裡,強調這段關係的當下性。 曾經擔任伯明罕暴烈藝術節(Fierce Festival)藝術總監之一的Harun Morrison,這次以藝術家的身份,與他的夥伴Helen Walker所組成的團體They are here來到平頭剪藝術節,並帶來以影像介入探討記憶、群體、以及重複性的Witness。表演一天數次,每次以四個觀眾為限,大家會先從皮爾斯會館被帶到高文碼頭(Govan Pier),在那裡觀看在同一地點所拍攝的,一系列動作的影片後(只能看一次),花十到二十分鐘做排練,並在同一地點,試著拍一段“重現”版的影片;而下一組人便會依據這段“重現”版的影片拍一段“再重現”版的影片,以此類推;在一天結束後,藝術家將一整天的影片做粗略剪輯,將所有影片串在一起,並在皮爾斯會館大廳播放。 作為行為參與者,在過程中深感以視覺獲取資源的侷限以及人體動作被完全複製的有限性;但在觀看影片時,又驚訝於在那些複製失敗的同時具備的創造性,將影片導向完全不可預知的地方。Witness展現以動作為種子,時間為土壤,以重複性作為灌溉的生長影像計劃,並把影像介入作為時間的切片,給觀者與被動參與者更全面、更自由的視角和想像。 自身歷史與認同的探索從未停歇

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Radical Craft – collaborating with costume

Over the last month I have been collaborating with costume designer Annelies Henny to develop new performance work ‘With Force and Noise’. This project has been about exploring the emotion of anger and has taken me too many places, costume

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Radical Craft – collaborating with costume

Over the last month I have been collaborating with costume designer Annelies Henny to develop new performance work ‘With Force and Noise’. This project has been about exploring the emotion of anger and has taken me too many places, costume

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Kicking it up and letting it settle (making a show about anger)

Over the last year I have been trying to get my head and my heart around the emotion of anger, with a vision of asking an audience to sit with me, and spend some time with a possible representation of

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Kicking it up and letting it settle (making a show about anger)

Over the last year I have been trying to get my head and my heart around the emotion of anger, with a vision of asking an audience to sit with me, and spend some time with a possible representation of

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A nudge: Interval’s Arnolfini job application

It’s a slow Tuesday afternoon, about six weeks ago, and Jenny announces to the room: “I’ve just had a radical idea!” I really like sentences that start like this, so my headphones come off and ears prick up. “Why doesn’t

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A nudge: Interval’s Arnolfini job application

It’s a slow Tuesday afternoon, about six weeks ago, and Jenny announces to the room: “I’ve just had a radical idea!” I really like sentences that start like this, so my headphones come off and ears prick up. “Why doesn’t

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Anya Mackerick at Annaghmakerrig

So, Anya Mackerick is my singer song writer alter ego. I found her on residency in Annaghmakerrig, Ireland. The residency was called MAKE and is organised by Theatre Forum, Tiger Dublin Fringe, Project Arts Centre and The Cork Midsummer Festival

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Anya Mackerick at Annaghmakerrig

So, Anya Mackerick is my singer song writer alter ego. I found her on residency in Annaghmakerrig, Ireland. The residency was called MAKE and is organised by Theatre Forum, Tiger Dublin Fringe, Project Arts Centre and The Cork Midsummer Festival

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What’s Richard Curtis got to do with it?

Over the past month I’ve nudged two mini artworks into the world: (1) You, a short interactive-ish story about reflection and moving on, and (2) Lonely Actually, a one-on-one performance about winter and longing. I’ll start with a brief description

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What’s Richard Curtis got to do with it?

Over the past month I’ve nudged two mini artworks into the world: (1) You, a short interactive-ish story about reflection and moving on, and (2) Lonely Actually, a one-on-one performance about winter and longing. I’ll start with a brief description

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Bristol Biennial Round Up

This September I was swept up willingly by the Bristol Biennial’s prolific programme of performance, visual art and that which crosses the lines. Due to spanish lessons and camping trips i didn’t see IT ALL, so i’m going to write

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Bristol Biennial Round Up

This September I was swept up willingly by the Bristol Biennial’s prolific programme of performance, visual art and that which crosses the lines. Due to spanish lessons and camping trips i didn’t see IT ALL, so i’m going to write

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Just a Girl

  Around 2.45pm every day throughout August in a tiny room at the Pleasance, Alice Roots of all-female performance group Figs in Wigs clenched a microphone between her knees and bent double to speak into it. “Someone described us as

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Just a Girl

  Around 2.45pm every day throughout August in a tiny room at the Pleasance, Alice Roots of all-female performance group Figs in Wigs clenched a microphone between her knees and bent double to speak into it. “Someone described us as

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Interval residency at Arnolfini/May 2014

During May 2014 various members of Interval used the first floor gallery space at the Arnolfini as part of a collective residency to begin new projects or explore current works. The following blog is made of individual contributions from Interval

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Interval residency at Arnolfini/May 2014

During May 2014 various members of Interval used the first floor gallery space at the Arnolfini as part of a collective residency to begin new projects or explore current works. The following blog is made of individual contributions from Interval

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New members call out deadline 3.4.14

Interval callout for new members Interval is an artist led support network that shares a base at The Exchange on Corn Street, Bristol. We are a group of 17 performance makers whose work spans live art, contemporary theatre, dance, visual

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New members call out deadline 3.4.14

Interval callout for new members Interval is an artist led support network that shares a base at The Exchange on Corn Street, Bristol. We are a group of 17 performance makers whose work spans live art, contemporary theatre, dance, visual

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A Week In Coopers Loft: Hannah Sullivan

I was lucky enough to call Coopers Loft on the roof of The Bristol Old Vic my home for a week, to work on my solo Echo Beach. During this time i decided to answer the question: What is it

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A Week In Coopers Loft: Hannah Sullivan

I was lucky enough to call Coopers Loft on the roof of The Bristol Old Vic my home for a week, to work on my solo Echo Beach. During this time i decided to answer the question: What is it

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The Only Way To Conquer The Horizon Is To Run Straight Into It by Hannah Sullivan

A performance for a field. Inspired by Gustavo Ciriaco’s DIY workshop ‘Where The Horizon Moves Me’ The performance is about our relationship to landscape, be it fearful, conquering or comfortable. This performance is based on three ideas: – That travelers used to

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The Only Way To Conquer The Horizon Is To Run Straight Into It by Hannah Sullivan

A performance for a field. Inspired by Gustavo Ciriaco’s DIY workshop ‘Where The Horizon Moves Me’ The performance is about our relationship to landscape, be it fearful, conquering or comfortable. This performance is based on three ideas: – That travelers used to

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Serrated By A Knife Showing at Arnolfini

Arnolfini, Bristol Saturday 02 November 2013, 19:30 to 20:30 Sedated By A Brick Present Serrated By A Knife Present Sedated By A Brick. Sedated By A Brick are accidentally possessed by their imaginary alter-ego theatre company, Serrated By A Knife.

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Serrated By A Knife Showing at Arnolfini

Arnolfini, Bristol Saturday 02 November 2013, 19:30 to 20:30 Sedated By A Brick Present Serrated By A Knife Present Sedated By A Brick. Sedated By A Brick are accidentally possessed by their imaginary alter-ego theatre company, Serrated By A Knife.

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Tennis Partner required

to co-develop a participatory live artwork in November Looking for an artist who can commit to 6 x intensive 6-hr/12-hr sessions + documentation time. Different live or performance backgrounds & experiences very much welcomed. contact Neil Puttick –  m@idst.org  

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Tennis Partner required

to co-develop a participatory live artwork in November Looking for an artist who can commit to 6 x intensive 6-hr/12-hr sessions + documentation time. Different live or performance backgrounds & experiences very much welcomed. contact Neil Puttick –  m@idst.org  

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In the City Series | Beginning in the City

Beginning In The City START SOMETHING NEW 11 – 12 October | The Parlour Showrooms | 31 College Green   How do we begin? Join two days of performances, conversations and a party.Discover what it takes to start anew. Take

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In the City Series | Beginning in the City

Beginning In The City START SOMETHING NEW 11 – 12 October | The Parlour Showrooms | 31 College Green   How do we begin? Join two days of performances, conversations and a party.Discover what it takes to start anew. Take

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Trying to grow-up: a blog post

I’m in the Interval office, as usual, and no one else is here.  I bat between getting a lot of work done (normally when there is a deadline imposed), and nothing at all. The in between stage is that I

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Trying to grow-up: a blog post

I’m in the Interval office, as usual, and no one else is here.  I bat between getting a lot of work done (normally when there is a deadline imposed), and nothing at all. The in between stage is that I

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Pointers for a gang mentality: a blog post

Something we often talk about at Interval meetings is the fact that we’re not always as much of a community as we would like to be. Sometimes we feel more like just a group that use the same space, so

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Pointers for a gang mentality: a blog post

Something we often talk about at Interval meetings is the fact that we’re not always as much of a community as we would like to be. Sometimes we feel more like just a group that use the same space, so

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TenderFoot @ INTERVAL

Bristol/Manchester based duo TenderFoot came to use INTERVAL for a couple of days in March to work on a new performance they were making for GIFT Festival, here is a blog they wrote for us: Tenderfoot have recently been experiencing

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TenderFoot @ INTERVAL

Bristol/Manchester based duo TenderFoot came to use INTERVAL for a couple of days in March to work on a new performance they were making for GIFT Festival, here is a blog they wrote for us: Tenderfoot have recently been experiencing

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THE WATER IS WIDE part of 34 Bristol this Sunday.

4910km is the distance between The Arnolfini and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Bristol Peninsula, Maine, USA. We want to physically manifest and perform this distance on a scale we can understand so we can begin to contemplate what it might mean.

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THE WATER IS WIDE part of 34 Bristol this Sunday.

4910km is the distance between The Arnolfini and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Bristol Peninsula, Maine, USA. We want to physically manifest and perform this distance on a scale we can understand so we can begin to contemplate what it might mean.

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Open Reading Group – Parlour Showrooms

http://www.parlourshowrooms.co.uk/open-reading-group/

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Open Reading Group – Parlour Showrooms

http://www.parlourshowrooms.co.uk/open-reading-group/

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In the City Series | JULY | Making in the City

A 6 month series of live performance at The Parlour Showrooms July – Dec 2013 www.inthecityseries.co.uk The first event in the series: Making In the City takes a closer look at creative communities in Bristol. The event aims to uncover

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In the City Series | JULY | Making in the City

A 6 month series of live performance at The Parlour Showrooms July – Dec 2013 www.inthecityseries.co.uk The first event in the series: Making In the City takes a closer look at creative communities in Bristol. The event aims to uncover

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Invisible Shakespeare

Neil Puttick has been working with the actors of Bristol Shakespeare Festival Company to produce undercover Shakespearean happenings. Look out across the city this summer for whispered sonnets, arguing couples, or imploding solar systems. ‘Love traps’, halls of mirrors &

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Invisible Shakespeare

Neil Puttick has been working with the actors of Bristol Shakespeare Festival Company to produce undercover Shakespearean happenings. Look out across the city this summer for whispered sonnets, arguing couples, or imploding solar systems. ‘Love traps’, halls of mirrors &

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Adrian’s Internet Website

My new website is taking the internet by such a storm, Mark Zuckerberg has knocked over a whiskey and sent the flying monkeys after me. So have a look: http://www.adriansinternetwebsite.com

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Adrian’s Internet Website

My new website is taking the internet by such a storm, Mark Zuckerberg has knocked over a whiskey and sent the flying monkeys after me. So have a look: http://www.adriansinternetwebsite.com

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Interval in MAYFEST 2013: 97 years and Echo Beach

97 Years Jo Hellier Friday 17 – Sunday 19 In an overgrown orchard we are seeking clarity. As age destroys its history we cling to suspended apples – our only link to a decaying memory. In this interactive installation, one

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Interval in MAYFEST 2013: 97 years and Echo Beach

97 Years Jo Hellier Friday 17 – Sunday 19 In an overgrown orchard we are seeking clarity. As age destroys its history we cling to suspended apples – our only link to a decaying memory. In this interactive installation, one

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