Tag Archives: Live Art

Rachael Clerke: The Big Idea

December 9th, 2014 by

Rachael Clerke dives in to defend Dartington’s living legacy in the BA Theatre at Falmouth University, which is threatened with closure  I have a vivid memory of sitting in a tutor’s office during my first semester as a student on the BA Theatre course at Dartington College of Arts, completely lost. ‘You mean we’re not […]

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Tempting Failure

November 21st, 2014 by

I recently attended the live art platform Tempting Failure. In its aftermath the provocations that my encounter raised have stayed with me. The platform’s curatorial approach and realisation of ‘risk’ have occupied my thoughts. And it has led me to ask the general questions: who are live art platforms really for? And, what is the […]

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Blast Theory: Fixing Point

Blast Theory: Fixing Point

May 22nd, 2013 by

‘Have you used a GPS system before?’ asks the steward, handing me a smartphone and a pair of headphones. Alarm bells ring: I never have much luck with Google Maps. ‘Me’ is me, she explains, and there’s a white dotted line to follow. When circles show up on the screen, I’m to move towards them […]

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Victoria Melody: Major Tom | Photo: Liquid Photo

Victoria Melody: Major Tom

May 11th, 2013 by

In which Victoria Melody, a 35 year-old performance artist with a winning smile and an interest in anthropology, and her trusty dog Major Tom, a six year-old Basset hound with lovely long ears and an interest in Schmakos dog treats, pursue parallel paths of gruelling competition in their endeavours to become beauty queen / champion […]

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Franko B: Because of Love – Volume 1 | Photo: Hugo Glendinning

Franko B: Because of Love – Volume 1

March 5th, 2013 by

At first Franko B’s new work Because of Love – Volume 1 appears as resolutely non-theatrical as his previous offerings. Incorporating an uncompromisingly opaque mise-en-scene and sections of unblinking repetition that lead nowhere, it very politely puts both fingers up at the proscenium arch that surrounds it. Yet it also weaves a story through our subconscious through […]

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