Friday, 30 October 2015

Moving Out Symposium Live Blog 13: Sanctuary and Big Puppets

JO HODGES
SANCTUARY 

A public space event... invite people to a remote area to explore meaning and designation of space and examine wider implication...
it's all about dark and light, including digital darkness (escaping the online identity). Be fully present for 24 hours, see the various art works, talks and walks. 
Includes a radio station with all files deleted... you have to be there to hear. 
Do stuff with technology old and new... in places where it is not usually present.
ETHOS: IT IS FREE... ARTIST AND AUDIENCE SAME COMMUNITY... UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY... DIS-COUPLE TECHNOLOGY FROM THE USUAL... FREEDOM TO FAIL...SHARED OWNERSHIP

It is not about being a spectator, it is about being a participant. 
It is in a space where a temporary community can be formed... new connections and ideas to form.

MIKE AND RACH ROWAN
SURREAL MC COY

We perform in the street, and it is their place (that is, the audience's space). Mike did community theatre at Theatre Workshop, bit of panto, bit o' street, bit of guerilla. 
Unashamedly populist. We conjure intimate interactions, directly addressing audience. We never entertain, we GET TO THEM.

Have these characters they use:
BIG RORY
Scottish geezer in kilt and skilts
MORAG
WEE MALKY
OCHY THE DOG
Ever so gentle connection... anarchic
SEAGULLS
were in Dismaland
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Worked in 37 countries around the world
URBAN MEERCATS
POMPOUS MAXIMUS et c...
Basically, they do big puppets

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SQUEAL
Company policy to notice people in wheelchairs and have fun with them.
I have consciously loved my audience... and they love you right back.
THEY MAKE THE WORLD'S NASTY BITS DISAPPEAR

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