Monday, May 30, 2011

We See Fireworks at PS122

Helen Cole’s We See Fireworks which enjoyed a fantastic run at the Barbican as part of Spill Festival earlier in the year is on it’s way to PS122 in the heart of the famous city, and are lucky enough to be joined by our good friends Action Hero who will be performing Watch Me Fall.

We’ve been raving about We See Fireworks throughout the past year, but for those of you who haven’t heard the name then here’s the info:

With support from the British Council, Performance Space 122 brings 3 companies, Inbetween Time Productions, Action Hero and curious, across the pond for a taste of the UK's hottest contemporary performance experiences. 

Part installation, part performance archive of audience voices, We See Fireworks is a curated collection of memories of past performances or performative moments whispered softly into the darkness. They talk of religious ceremonies, accidents, lovers' meetings, loss, homesickness, adolescence, fairgrounds, car parks, fetish clubs and school halls. Articulated by strangers, these words are viral, searing into the consciousness, until the deepest memories become yours.

'Quite how vivid performance can be is demonstrated exquisitely in We See Fireworks’  Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

The installation is open at PS122 in New York from Saturday, June 4 - Saturday, June 11 from the hours of 2 - 6:30pm / 7 - 9pm daily.
The installation is closed on Monday, June 6.

If you would like to add your voice to this growing collection, opportunities for individual recordings are available June 4, 5, 7, 8 between 4:30 - 6:30pm & 7 - 9pm.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Video Preview of WSF

I've just uploaded a preview video of We See Fireworks which was made by Spill Festival, it's well worth a watch, and for those of you lucky enough to see the piece already will bring some of those wonderful memories flooding back. For those of you who haven't, it will give you a taste of what you can see if you're able to catch it on tour, more info on which will be up soon...
It can be viewed at the bottom right of this page.

Just in case you missed it...

Lyn Gardner wrote an excellent piece in The Guardian on We See Fireworks: 'There is something about somebody telling you about a performance – or sometimes even about just a moment – in their own voice that brings it uniquely alive.'
Read the full article here.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Some more favourite #wsf Tweets

Action Hero
by IBTProductions
a huge wall of beer crates tumbled to reveal a line of women in victorian dress wearing dead octupus as masks
Alex - Third Angel
by IBTProductions
She's reading a letter for the 1st time, out loud, just to me. She does this every day & it feeds into the show. She's crying. So am I.
Jo Bannon
by IBTProductions
she pushes her pelvis into mine, hers bulging and muscular, mine soft and fleshy. we look at each other, we both have tears in our eyes
Heather Marsden
by IBTProductions
A man gags as he eats a five pound note whilst wearing bread shoes
Sedated By A Brick
by IBTProductions
Sudden realisation as the man throws the microphone away and sits on the floor laughing exactly as before that everything is lipsynched