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Emergency live-art event at Z-Arts, Manchester

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:
Ali Wilson
Amy Steel
Ben Spatz
Chanje Kunda
Ding & sich
Dominique Baron-Bonarjee
Elena Molinaro
Hellen Burrough
Hollie Miller
Instant Dissidence
Jake Bowen
Jamil E-R Keating
Jen Morgan
Maelstrom Theatre
Matthew Harrison-Lord
Maya Chowdhry
Natalie Ramus
Paper People Theatre
Paul O’Donnell
Peter Jacobs
Ross McCaffrey
Rowland Hill + Jack Sheen
Roxanne Carney
Ryan O’Shea
Theatre 42
Tin Can People
Tom Cassani
Toni-Dee Paul

[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.

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