The Sensible Stage - Lucienne Cole, Melanie Gilligan, Pil & Galia Kollectiv
Curated and presented by Media Art Bath
THE SENSIBLE STAGE is a programme of three performance works that use various methodologies of communication and engagement (or disengagement) ranging from storytelling to modernist theatre to participatory performance. THE SENSIBLE STAGE addresses questions of experience and perception, participation and spectatorship in relation to performance.
Pil & Galia Kollectiv – Better Future, Quad-Shaped
Sun 28 Oct 2007, 7pm, Cube Microplex, Dove Street South, Bristol BS2 8JB
(£4 includes Cube lifetime membership)
With a programme of films by Die Tödliche Doris (The Deadly Doris)
A short performance that pays homage to the square. This performance, Better Future, Quad-Shaped has been taken from their latest film (recently shot in Cornwall) and is a square dance routine based on a Samuel Beckett’s television plays Quad I and II, Bruce Nauman’s Dance or Exercise on the Perimeter of a Square (Square Dance) and industrial German band Die Tödliche Doris’ Tanz im Quadrat.
Following the Kollectiv’s performance will be a programme of films by Die Tödliche Doris, whose contribution to the 1980s Berlin punk scene and beyond has spanned many forms from music, film and performance. Programme selected by the band’s founder Wolfgang Müller.
Melanie Gilligan – A Miner’s Object
Sun 4 Nov 2007, 4.30pm, The Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DB (Museum entry charge applies)
A parable about experience and knowledge. Staged in the Holburne Museum of Art (after presentation at Tate Britain in September) the choice of site teases out a connection with late 18th century Bath as a place of both sensuous pleasures and an egalitarianism of learning.
A Miner’s Object is a storytelling performance in which a miner discovers a strange, unknown object, a discovery that unfolds a debate about the social and material qualities of knowledge.
Lucienne Cole – Hi Fidelity Hi
Sun 4 Nov 2007, 8pm, Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath, BA2 6AA (£3)
A performance based on interviews with record collectors and personal anecdotes and memories associated with the artist’s own record collection. You are invited to bring along your favourite records to be played after the performance.