Live Acts and Sound

Tom Marshman – Passion of the Pole
In this controversial performance, Tom Marshman confronted taboos of mental disorders and religion. Clinging to a dancing pole, a sentimental character exposed itself, with layers of issues, a crude honesty, and a wincing humour. The pole became a crucifix: a site for Tom to expose and execute his anxieties.

tommarshman.blogspot.com

Graham Ball
We decided to meet a number of times, in a number of places that we’d like to go.
We will spend our time together in these places in a variety of ways.
This will change things.
The material that is produced during these meetings will temporarily be configured into two episodes.
These two episodes make up one performance.

www.graham-ball.net

chris+keir vs Melville Mitchell: Perform – Or Else

A Night of Performance Challenges, curated by Jimmy Lindqvist and Maria de Regla Garcia-Bernal

‘What performs? Air fresheners, roofing insulation, bicycles, carpets and
rugs, powerboats, wallcoverings, drain panels, cleansing towels, car-stereo
equipment, bakeware, aquarium filters, tires, fabric, window film,
woodworking knives, automotive timing chains, foil containers, audio
antennae, deep fat fryers, embossing tools, mop handles, music
synthesizers, casement windows’
Jon Mckenzie Perform Or Else (2001)

Two artist duos who use ‘forced performance’ as a working method, presented an evening of live, alternating performances at Grand Union. Forced performance uses structures, tasks, systems, rules, formulas and instructions as a method of production.

In the red corner, chris+keir’s performances incorporated formulaic jokes, shonky wooden contraptions and potentially heretical re-enactments of classic performance work as they searched for a punchline to the following joke: What is the difference between Bruce Nauman’s Walking in an Exaggerated Manner Around the Perimeter of a Square and Monty Python’s The Ministry of Silly Walks?

In the blue corner, utilising the paraphernalia of British drinking culture, Melville Mitchell undertook a series of formidable tasks placing the pair in both conflict and coalition. Inbuilt flaws and a complex set of undisclosed rules encouraged them to develop a unified thirst toward a common goal.

www.chrisandkeir.com
www.melvillemitchell.co.uk

My Imaginary Friend: ReduX

A performance by musicians and artists based in Birmingham.

www.mifband.co.uk

See a video of their performance at Grand Union here www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoGRwdCkS5Q

Tom Marshman – Passion of the Pole
In this controversial performance, Tom Marshman confronted taboos of mental disorders and religion. Clinging to a dancing pole, a sentimental character exposed itself, with layers of issues, a crude honesty, and a wincing humour. The pole became a crucifix: a site for Tom to expose and execute his anxieties.

tommarshman.blogspot.com

Graham Ball
We decided to meet a number of times, in a number of places that we’d like to go.
We will spend our time together in these places in a variety of ways.
This will change things.
The material that is produced during these meetings will temporarily be configured into two episodes.
These two episodes make up one performance.

www.graham-ball.net

chris+keir vs Melville Mitchell: Perform – Or Else

A Night of Performance Challenges, curated by Jimmy Lindqvist and Maria de Regla Garcia-Bernal

‘What performs? Air fresheners, roofing insulation, bicycles, carpets and
rugs, powerboats, wallcoverings, drain panels, cleansing towels, car-stereo
equipment, bakeware, aquarium filters, tires, fabric, window film,
woodworking knives, automotive timing chains, foil containers, audio
antennae, deep fat fryers, embossing tools, mop handles, music
synthesizers, casement windows’
Jon Mckenzie Perform Or Else (2001)

Two artist duos who use ‘forced performance’ as a working method, presented an evening of live, alternating performances at Grand Union. Forced performance uses structures, tasks, systems, rules, formulas and instructions as a method of production.

In the red corner, chris+keir’s performances incorporated formulaic jokes, shonky wooden contraptions and potentially heretical re-enactments of classic performance work as they searched for a punchline to the following joke: What is the difference between Bruce Nauman’s Walking in an Exaggerated Manner Around the Perimeter of a Square and Monty Python’s The Ministry of Silly Walks?

In the blue corner, utilising the paraphernalia of British drinking culture, Melville Mitchell undertook a series of formidable tasks placing the pair in both conflict and coalition. Inbuilt flaws and a complex set of undisclosed rules encouraged them to develop a unified thirst toward a common goal.

www.chrisandkeir.com
www.melvillemitchell.co.uk

My Imaginary Friend: ReduX

A performance by musicians and artists based in Birmingham.

www.mifband.co.uk

See a video of their performance at Grand Union here www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoGRwdCkS5Q

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