We’re extremely excited to be undertaking our most substantial project to date at this year’s Roskilde Festival in Denmark with our beautiful friends Fiction Pimps:
The Velvet State is a major construction specially tailored for the Roskilde Festival. The Velvet State is a large-scale interactive universe developed by performers and architects. The core of the project has emerged via an ongoing dialog between the performers and the architects adopting and merging the two disciplines into one universe. The performance part is developed in a dialog between the immersive performance groups Fiction Pimps (DK) and Collective Unconscious (UK). The concept and design behind the structure is the architect Simon Hjermind Jensen of SHJWORKS (DK).
The Velvet State consists of plywood structures containing 13 rooms, a courtyard, a stage, installations, sounds and visuals and will house around 30 performers, amongst other from Club de la Faye (DK) who will engage in an interactive performance-dialogue with you. It is a kaleidoscope of rooms, inhabited by different sensuous modes of being. Some watching you from afar, whispering a twisted tune in your name, softly calling you in. Some because they need you help. Some a sacrifice. The Velvet State opens up to you through your engagement in its maintenance. Through your ability to linger and desire to explore. It is breeding a sensuous society. Furthermore it functions as a sensuous and dreamy framework for a series of performance acts amongst other performance concerts by Dorit Chrysler and Baby Dee (US), Nielsen Sisters (DK), Tantra (DK), intervening performance protest by Triangle Project (US, Cairo, DK) and Voina (RU), performance manifestations by Anna Petri in collaboration with amongst other Ramona Macho and Diana Tørsløv Møller, performance dance acts by Simulacrum (UK) and Horse/Pink eggs (DK) and soundmachines by Florinn B. (DE).
We’re proud to announce that we’re performing at Tempting Failure on 6th April at The Island in Bristol. Set inside a deserted prison, this looks like it’s going to be an amazing event both in terms of setting and more importantly, the artists who are involved.
See: http://www.thomasjohnbacon.com/2013/02/tempting-failure-tickets-now-on-sale.html for full information and buy tickets via the link below.
And join the event on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/447110178695950/
And what an amazing looking space!
Dark Clouds is now open.
We are offering a fresh start, a clean break, a new beginning. A new identity, devoid of the rules and social stigma of reality. We offer you a fictional universe inside which to play, inside which to explore yourself. We offer provocations, we offer discussion, we offer stories. We do not offer closure.
Dark Clouds is an installation, exhibition, anthology of writing and performative exploration. At different times it will be for children and for adults. It is located at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum on Foregate Street until the 22nd of December.
Dark Clouds is supported by a grant from Arts Council England.
Please see our Facebook page here for up to date details of performances and events.
Dark Clouds is a exhibition, a performance and an anthology of writing, a multi-faceted exploration of the rituals, stories and imagery created in a world without natural light. It is a whisper for change, a call to embrace a more sensuous mode of living, to explore what the values and boundaries of the self. We are already exploring these ideas ourselves. The time has come to explore them with you.
Our next piece of work will be Dark Clouds – Night Descending, a prelude to the Dark Clouds residency in December is being held at The Worcester Arts Workshop (click link to map) which is just around the corner from Foregate Street Station. The performance will take place on Sunday 28th October between 2pm and 5pm and entry is free (although donations are welcome).
Click the image above or go to – http://www.facebook.com/events/324405470991853/ to join the events page. We recommend arriving early or booking a place to avoid any disappointment.