Domestic


New work, live from home.

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Presented by Word of Warning

What can you make when your kitchen table is the stage + your camera is the audience?
An assembly of artists; a collage of commentary on where we find ourselves now…

Artists

Ali Wilson · Elly Rutherford & Fanis Sakellariou · Helena Ascough · Jane Munro · Madame Zucchini · Maryam Hashemi · Pinchbeck & Smith · Victoria Firth
Hosted by Peader Kirk

Domestic is an informal online platform for artists to beta test new work, live from their homes — get a feel for it by watching August’s live stream and/or July’s live stream.

Access

Time: Wednesday 7 October 2020, 8pm to approximately 9.15pm.
Location: live streamed online via Zoom webinar.
Ticketing: book a free space on eventbrite to receive live stream details.
Donations are welcome via PayPal.
Age Advisory: 18+ (mainly aimed at adults; parental/guardian discretion).
Content Warnings: some works may disturb, for specific warnings please click here.
Please note: we aim to use automated live captioning at this event;
  to improve your listening experience we suggest using headphones/external speakers;
  for specific access queries please get in touch by emailing info@habmcr.org

About

In 2013/15/17 we presented Domestic works in tower blocks in transition — little did we know then, that in 2020 our homes would become our only stages and only auditoria…

And so July + August began a series of “Domestic at homes”, with artists trying out new works about what was on their minds — using whatever resources they had to hand.

Join us on 7 October for our third set of “artists at home” — selected from our rolling open call for proposals. Real lives, real stories, real homes.

Domestic is one of Manchester Wire’s Free things to do this week.

Programme

Ali Wilson · SEXY SUZY
 Suzy is trying to remember how her husband died — there are clues all over the place, but she can’t quite piece them together. Missy the cat has all the answers, but won’t tell.
 Suzy records her findings in a video at the end of every day, for her future self to recap.
 She’ll lose herself if she doesn’t.

Elly Rutherford & Fanis Sakellariou · Excuse me, you’ve dropped your spring onions
 Two isolated individuals burst into kitchenware warfare whilst dancing a polka.
 Music: Do Your Thing by Basement Jaxx · I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor · Ievan Polkka by Loituma from Bleach (anime TV series)

Helena Ascough · Appearance Disappearance
 A new spoken word piece that questions materialism, appearance, and disability — spoken from the comfort of a wardrobe.

Jane Munro · Four Feet and Kitchen
 A fragment of a single parent family kitchen (their feet) in Covid times.
 Performed by Jane Munro & Ella · Camera & Artist Assistant: Colleen Bartley

Madame Zucchini · Lockdown Legume Experience
 Mme Zucchini entertains & engages with vegetables — she’ll be introducing you to some of her veg characters inspired by topical events/politics, and exploring the potential for the use of vegetables in the democratic process.
 Feel free to bring a vegetable or two, perhaps a knife and some cocktail sticks, to make your own effigy should you so wish.

Maryam Hashemi · A summoning
 Layer by layer in her den she unwinds and clears, summoning what lurks beneath…

Pinchbeck & Smith · At the edge of the world
 Two artists. 24 miles apart. 24 days. 24 photos. 24 texts.
 A eulogy to lost lives, lost time, and lost contact.
 Inspired by At the Edge of the World by Jean Mohr & John Berger.
 Music by Chris Cousin · Visuals by Adam York Gregory

Victoria Firth · Performance Meditations for the Touch Starved — Part 1
 An opportunity to join Victoria in a ritual act of holding one’s own hand.
 A literal and metaphorical response to our need for contact and intimacy during times of social separation and vulnerability.
 Music from www.bensound.com

Hosted by Peader Kirk

Domestic (October 2020) produced by hÅb.

Websites

DomesticMcr.org · #DomesticMcr
awilson945.wixsite.com/aliwilson · @AliWil267
www.ellyrutherford.com · www.fanissakellariou.com
Facebook: Helena Ascough · @Helena_Ascough
www.janemunro.co.uk · @JaneMunroDANCE
www.madamezucchini.co.uk · Facebook: Madame Zucchini · @MadameZucchini
www.maryamhashemi.com · Facebook: Maryam Hashemi’s art
www.michaelpinchbeck.co.uk · Facebook: Michael Pinchbeck · @PinchbeckSmith
www.victoriafirth.co.uk · Facebook: Victoria Firth · @msvhf
@PeaderKirk

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Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2020

Sun 27 Sep, 12-4pm. Free | Hulme Com. Garden Centre
Botanic
Wed 7 Oct, 8pm. Donations welcome | Online
Domestic
To be confirmed. Sat 21 Nov | Contact
Emergency