Sunday, 23 September 2012

We need you!

So, research and development for our next project ‘Museum of Terrifying Example’ is being supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Very exciting.

What this means in real terms is that a team of seven of us will be working on the project for three weeks in three regional venues. From 30th September to 3rd October we’ll be at The Lowry, from 8th – 12th October we’ll be at The Carriageworks
and from 15th
 – 20th October we’ll be at Theatre in the Mill. There will be a sharing of the work as part of Open Space on 20th October.

The three weeks will be spent trying out new ways of working, honing techniques we’ve tried before, exploring specific themes, generating material and pushing and developing ourselves as artists. The end result of the three weeks will be a scratch ‘prototype’ performance to share with an audience of critical friends and potential future stakeholders (venues and organisations who could benefit from the work and help take it to the next stages). We’ll ask the audience what they think of the work and how we can continue to shape it.

The Museum of Terrifying Example will be a living museum of existential crisis. We’ll explore the absence of meaning and direction in our daily lives, the extremities of dissatisfaction that we tolerate, the behaviours we adopt and the adaptations we make when we don’t want to tackle the issue. We’ll look at ourselves, at the world around us, at popular culture and at art and literature for examples. We’ll then craft performance from our findings and create our museum by looking at aesthetics and theories of collection and curation.

We need you! We need you to be part of our audience to help make this performance project great. Our plan is that this project will be finished and made into a touring theatre show. There will also be a public space installation which can be accessed by people outside of the theatre space. It will be part performance, part live art installation, part exhibition; a wonderful hybrid.

Northern Creative are a steadily emerging company based in West Yorkshire. Museum of Terrifying Example is an important step for us. We are very excited about the project and have established a lot of support for it already. Your attendance and feedback at the showing will steer the work in all the right places and really help it thrive.

Your artistic, practical and professional interest and input will be warmly welcomed at Theatre in the Mill on 20th October at 7.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

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