Fed up of watching box sets on TV? Looking for something a little more unusual to fill your Thursday evenings with? Then, Oracles in Sepia may be just what you’re looking for.
Beginning on Thursday 15th October, eight different artists from across the British Isles will be producing a series of streamed performances. Inspired by British archive footage of resilience, rebellion and human experience, Oracles in Sepia performances will be available on Thursday nights via Facebook.
The series has been designed by expanded cinema specialists Compass Presents. It will see each of the artists respond to a curated short film, designed to speak to the unique moment we find ourselves in. Artists will use contemporary dance, comedy, theatre and even calligraphy to bring us a unique performance.
Every Thursday, a different artist will debut a bespoke performance. The artists involved include electronic sound artist Holbeck, Still; performance artist Mengqi He; aerialist Sarah Jane Dobbs; contemporary dancer Jonathon Luke Baker; Émigré-Romanian duo Nu Nu Theatre; and comedian Libby Rodliffe.
The work created for Oracles in Sepia pushes the boundaries of the video medium, at a time when we are all desperate for life to burst from our screens and reconnect us with the live experience. Each artist will not only be inspired by film footage, but will integrate it into a completely new work, where footage and film are infused with the energy and vision of live performance.
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When: Thursdays from 15th October 2020
Where: Online via Compass Presents
£: Free to watch
More info: www.facebook.com/compasspresents