When: 31st October – 1st November, and 12th – 13th November 2018
Where: SPILL Festival of Performance, Ipswich and Hackney Showroom, London
£: Tickets cost £10 – £12
What is it?
Sound artist Julie Rose Bower will present alternative spy thriller, Foley Explosion, at the SPILL Festival in Ipswich on 31st October and 1st November, and at the Hackney Showroom in London on 12th and 13th November.
Julie Rose Bower is a theatre maker and sound artist who creates bold, feminist, audio-led performances and installations. Bower’s latest immersive solo show is an alternative spy thriller, set between Britain and Russia (where Bower lived for a year and worked as journalist while at university).
Foley Explosion features live Foley sound effects – cinematic sound effects created with everyday objects – with looping technology and storytelling. Producing the audio live on stage, Bower builds layers of meaningful sound to conjure up a movie in the mind of her audience.
As the news headlines give us stories from and about Russia, Foley Explosion is a particularly timely and daring work. It features disinformation, fake news and constructed realities; as well as cameos from the intelligence community past and present, including Edward Snowden, Grigori Rasputin and Alexander Litvinenko. It also creates a space for the audience to experience just how easy it is to be manipulated and misled by sensory inputs.
With a live art sensibility and fragmented story telling reminiscent of digital culture, Foley Explosion sits in between a music gig, a gallery happening and a theatre show.