A Pre-Referendum Participatory Performance, the final part of EU IMMIGRANTS EU CITIZENS, a project devised and produced by Performing Architectures – Andreas Skourtis.
FIVE TIME-SLOTS ON EACH DAY: admission at 15:00 / 16:00 / 17:00 / 18:00 / 19:00
‘EU IMMIGRANTS EParticipating Artists: Andreas Skourtis / Christina Kapadocha / Shanna May Breen / Elena Hadjiafxenti / Fiona Breen / Mikko Karhu / Vivianna Chiotini / Fransesc Serra Vila / Maria Yerosimou / Silvia Cerrada Jimenez / Maria Koutsouna / Martin Juul Sorensen
EU CITIZENS Chapter 3: A Building’ is the final part of a project that aims to raise awareness-of and widen the dialogue-around EU immigration through participatory performances, using different architectures as scenographic metaphors. Devised and produced by Performing Architectures – Andreas Skourtis and supported by The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, this performance/installation is part of Ugly Duck’s latest creative season. A diverse team of EU-born London-based artists, creates a composition of short site-responsive performances, a spatial journey in different parts of the building, that ends in a ground-floor ‘forum’ where participants will be able to create their own referendum-questions and ‘vote’ on questions created by others.
Shanna May Breen
Fransesc Serra Vila
Silvia Cerrada Jimenez
Martin Juul Sorensen
EU Immigrants EU Citizens is a project, in three chapters, that aims to raise awareness on and widen the dialogue around the relatively new term ‘EU Immigrants’, through scenography-led interventions devised and produced by Performing Architectures – Andreas Skourtis.
Specially created for We Are Now festival, EU Immigrants EU Citizens, Chapter 2: A Space, is short exploratory headphone performance that invites you to take part in this relevant and important conversation.
Andreas Skourtis is a Greek-born London-based practicing architect and scenographer, and lecturer in scenography and researcher at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Devised and created by Performing Architectures, this is a walk for exploring a bridge as a scenographic metaphor and sharing thoughts on immigration itineraries.
The performance is a slow walk (duration 40 minutes) on a route that includes Millennium Bridge, a soundscape inspired by the site and devised and created for the specific performance through headphones, a performer-guide and performer ‘passers-by’, a short journey in which thoughts about longer journeys are shared. It was first performed as part of ‘Walking the City Weekend 2016’ – The Culture Capital Exchange (http://www.theculturecapitalexchange.co.uk/)
‘A Bridge’ is the first chapter of ‘EU Immigrants. EU Citizens’, a research project in development by Performing Architectures – Andreas Skourtis, which aims to raise awareness and widen the dialogue on ‘EU Immigrants’ through scenographic interventions.
The walk will start under Blackfriars Bridge (North end) and end at Blackfriars Bridge (South End) via the Millennium Bridge and Tate Modern.
Please note: Parts of the event will be filmed.
MP3s players and headphones will be provided to participants at the starting point (these are to returned at the end) together with instructions and a short brief.
Attendees must be in the starting point at least 10 minutes prior to the starting time.
Concept and Leader:
Andreas Skourtis, Lecturer Scenography
(Royal Central School of Speech and Drama)
Shanna May Breen