When: 29th October – 2nd November 2014
Where: Ipswich, Suffolk
£: All-Seeing pass which allows you to see everything at SPILL costs £75. Daytime (11am – 7.30pm) passes cost £15/£10 and Night-time passes cost £15/£10. Individual tickets for events are also available.
What is it?
SPILL Festival of Performance takes place in Ipswich from Wednesday 29th October to Sunday 2nd November 2014, with live performances, installations, films, discussions, and parties.
This will be the sixth SPILL Festival of Performance to take place and the event aims to radically explore live performance concepts. SPILL serves audiences a vastly mixed programme that will take place in a series of venues across Ipswich. The 5-day festival will see over 100 unique events take place in curious spaces, from an old police station to churches and galleries.
SPILL is curated by the progressive UK-based arts organisation Pacitti Company around the theme of ‘Surrender’. The festival will explore the spectrum of performance art, unearthing upcoming talent alongside more established performers across installations, salons, films, public discussions, feasts, symposia and parties. To date, SPILL has presented the diverse works of over 1,500 artists and this year’s programme features a combination of world premieres and SPILL commissions by emerging and established artists alike.
Highlights of the festival include the following:
John Bowers and Mehmet Sander: Animate Objects in Sonic Action
Sound artist and technologist John Bowers and choreographer Mehmet Sander premiere their new collaboration, Animate Objects in Sonic Action, at Jerwood DanceHouse.
GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
A ‘misfit’ cast skips its way through a toe-tappingly problematic landscape of stereotype. Stuffed with cameos and interventions, GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN’s version of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas explores exertion, desire, cliché, the epic and will be unlike any musical you have ever seen.
Sarah-Jane Norman: Bone Library
An evolving work by indigenous Australian performance/installation artist Sarah-Jane Norman which considers the living essence of so-called “Dead” languages which will unfold over the course of 3-days, setting about the task of hand-engraving a complete dictionary of the languages of the Gadigal and Cammeraygal people on to the prepared bones of sheep and beef cattle.
Keijuan Thomas: The Poetics of Trespassing
The work of New York/Chicago based artist Keijuan Thomas, The Poetics of Trespassing investigates the histories, symbols and images that construct notions of Black identity within black personhood.
Naked Boys Reading: Naked Boys Reading: On Surrender
This unique and intimate performance sees our boys questioning what it means to give of oneself for the favour of another and see the boys bow down to literary greats on topics ranging from war to love, pleasure and pain, theory and performance. Relinquish yourself of your duties for the night and abandon yourself to our special literary salon.
Ray Lee: Siren
An award-winning hypnotising spinning spectacle of mechanical movement, electronic sound and light by UK-based artist Ray Lee. Exploring the hidden world of electro-magnetic radiation and sound as evidence of invisible phenomena, this dominating sound installation that uses a forest of metal tripods with giant rotating arms, oscillating to a multi-layered electronic composition will open Spill 2014 and remain installed for the duration of the festival.
Adam Electric: The Machine Legends
A living installation where a performer is encased in an airtight latex structure and uses one’s own breath to maintain a vacuum which creates a figure that explores the ideals of fictional mythology and the human body.
More info: spillfestival.com