Start time: 8pm
The history of machines. The future of language. The voices between.
The EVP Sessions gathers newly-commissioned and specially-selected works from artists working across theatre, contemporary art, poetry and performance, into three very special hybrid shows.
Expect to be thrilled, entertained and haunted in a show audiences have described as “mind-boggling” and “perplexingly good”.
The EVP Sessions #1 features
PERERA ELSEWHERE /. SUE TOMPKINS /. APPAU JUNIOR BOAYKE YIADOM /. ANTOSH WOJCIK /. KATRINA PALMER
Each show is interrupted by the award-winning playwright, poet and filmmaker ROSS SUTHERLAND.
With new sound work by granular synthesis producer KEPLA featuring text from music-theorist DeFORREST BROWN JR.
And visuals by CHRIS BOYD derrived from information spewed by face and voice recognition technology.
DETAIL for The EVP Sessions #1 [LIV]
Fri 22 September, 8pm // The Bluecoat // Tickets: £7/5
Haunting voice, electronics and motion sensors in new trajectories from the hotly tipped Berlin-based Doom-Folk songstress and dungeon DJ.
Spoken word performance as contemporary art. Pop lyrics and barely-recognisable phrases ravaged through unfamiliar stylings, but delivered with addictive intimacy. A secret code between best friends or lovers.
Appau Junior Boakye-Yiadom
Rare performance from a contemporary artist best known for his parody and slapstick works. Steps from the “greatest dance sequence ever” are traced as dub echoes, sounding through Charles Dickens’ travel diary, golden-era Hollywood footage and live voice.
Palmer’s groundbreaking approach to fiction won her the Art Angel Open in 2015. Her work reconfigures narrative fiction as a sculptural form. In this new monologue, a mythic, ironic grave digger works down through strata of hi-tech, vibrant materials, precious metals, plastics, junk and bones.
Unsettling new performance from the Roundhouse resident artist and poet, exploring memory loss through spoken glitches and live percussion.
Produced by Mercy and Penned in the Margins.
Co-commissioned by Shoreditch Town Hall and The Bluecoat.
Supported with public funding by Arts Council England.
Liverpool 22nd September / 10th November / 8th December
London 23rd September / 5th November / 10th December
10 DEC 2016 SHOREDITCH TOWN HALL, LONDON
8 DEC 2016 THE BLUECOAT, LIVERPOOL
10 NOV 2016 THE BLUECOAT, LIVERPOOL
5 NOV 2016 SHOREDITCH TOWN HALL, LONDON
23 SEP 2016 SHOREDITCH TOWN HALL, LONDON
22 SEP 2016 THE BLUECOAT, LIVERPOOL
19 AUG 2016 EDINBURGH BOOK FESTIVAL
14 NOV 2015 SHOREDITCH TOWN HALL, LONDON
25 SEP 2013 BOURNEMOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL
25 MAY 2013 NORWICH ARTS CENTRE
23 MAY 2013 ARC STOCKTON
22 MAY 2013 ABF, MANCHESTER
19 MAY 2013 THE CUBE, BRISTOL
18 MAY 2013 RICH MIX, LONDON
17 MAY 2013 THE BASEMENT, BRIGHTON
15 MAY 2013 ST GEORGE’S HALL, LIVERPOOL
10 MAY 2013 THE SAGE GATESHEAD