Hazard


Hazard is our biennial micro-festival of incidental intervention and sited performance, blurring the boundaries between art and activism…

Our sixth Hazard popped up in Manchester on 9 July 2016, with some 14 works taking over St Ann’s Square and surrounding streets: see some images.

Since 2007 over 100 artists have taken to the streets of Manchester including: Action Hero, Alex Bradley, Kris Canavan, Nicola Hunter, Jordan Mackenzie, Juliann O’Malley, Katherina Radeva, Michael Pinchbeck, Richard DeDomenici, Sexcentenary, Shahram Entekhabi, the vacuum cleaner — so far we’ve wrapped Cathedral Gardens in fluttering hazard tape, hosted the world’s slowest fairground ride, moved the goalposts (literally) and witnessed breastfeeding in a shop window — oh, and conducted a hoola-hoopathon; The Larks have had the public riddling, racing and chasing as urban archaeologists and private investigators, injecting mass gaming into St Ann’s Square and beyond.

For a glimpse of previous outbreaks of hazardous behaviour see 2014’s image gallery + programme, or delve further with 2012’s gallery + programme.
• Enquiries: hazard@habarts.org | hazardmcr.org | #HazardMcr

Hazard 2016 was presented by Word of Warning; produced by hÅb, in collaboration with the participating artists; supported using public funding by Arts Council England + funded by Manchester City Council. Thanks to the Royal Exchange Theatre.