MADE IN ROATH
Call for Participants:
Made in Roath is an arts based community festival, now in its fifth year. Running from 17th to 24th October 2013, there will be interventions, experiences, performances and gatherings, taking art to the streets of Roath. There's something for everyone and this year is bigger than ever!
We are looking for participants to take part in a public performance on Saturday October 19th October, time TBC (will be around dusk).
SHAME: A PUBLIC GATHERING by Cradeaux Alexander
Alexander’s performances look at the history of shaming throughout the world and different cultures. These range from cruel and torturous public executions, ridiculing and public humiliation down to more contemporary and subtle disgracing. There are still many suppressed taboos enforced by state-sponsored moral control and this is what informs the artist’s work.
Alexander proposes to work with a large group of performers who will be placed in tableaux on the streets of Roath. The participants will then take part in a procession to the park, where they will form a final group tableau. They will stand en masse, publicly and silently evoking shame / taboo, as much an experience for the audience as for the participant. Part silent protest, part theatrical tableau. Absorbing all, seeing all, explaining nothing. The event will take approximately 2 hours. Anyone over 15 is welcome to apply.
If this peaks your interest and you would like to take part please contact:
In return for you time, you will get the chance to work with a London-based artist, develop your performance skills and be part of a public artwork. You will also meet new and exciting people, be an integral part of the Made in Roath Festival and get access to a free cafe reserved just for you and other volunteers for the weekend.
See you there!
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