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I took these images at Emergency, a day long live art performance event (Oct 1, 2016).
The seventeenth version of this free day-long festival was held at Z-Arts in Hulme, Manchester
Emergency (not to be confused with Divergency, Hazard and Haphazard) is a mixture of installations – some lasting several hours – and more conventional performances.
It’s strength comes not only from the diverse nature of artists performing, many of which are emerging, young north-west talents, but also from the use of the monumental Z-Arts building as a stage, with performances taking place on stairwells, in cupboard rooms, on balconies, theatres and in black box spaces.
It’s a bewildering marathon of performance art and the kind of event where your emotions range from bafflement to bewilderment, with pangs of joy and despair in between. Manchester, the north west and Northern England is fortunate to have a unique event like this, organised by Tamsin Drury’s Word of Warning (hÅb production). I photographed some, but not all, of the performers.
The artists appearing at Emergency included:
Ding & sich
Jamil E-R Keating
Paper People Theatre
Rowland Hill + Jack Sheen
Tin Can People
[Not all the artists are pictured. Some of the above appeared at Divergency and are pictured here]
Here’s a link to Emergency’s web page.