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PACITTI COMPANY PRESENTS

3 – 14 APRIL 2013

ON CONTACT


PACITTI COMPANY

SPILL Festival is produced by Pacitti Company – a UK based arts organisation that creates and presents experimental performance work internationally. Convened in 1990 by artist Robert Pacitti, the Company has spent the past two decades making and touring an award winning body of radical live performance around the world, including On Landguard Point, a multiplatform mass engagement project and feature film. SPILL Festival has taken place in London in 2007, 2009 and 2011. In 2012, the Company produced its first ever bi-regional SPILL Festival in Ipswich Suffolk. Ipswich also became the permanent home for the Company’s Think Tank, providing an open resource for on-going public exploration into experimental arts practice. Pacitti Company approaches performance making as investigation through research. The Company blends formal disciplines and techniques with social sciences and personal politic. This bespoke process enables Pacitti Company to serve diverse audiences with works of vital artistic and cultural value, whilst always remaining accessible.


WELCOME TO SPILL 2013

Welcome to SPILL – an international festival of live art, activism and performance. SPILL 2013 has been curated around notions of contact and explores issues of connection, exchange and advocacy. In the mix are uncompromising performances, radical live events, participatory interventions, installation, film and discussions. The Festival is taking place at a range of great venues across London, including the Barbican, National Theatre Studio, Soho Theatre, Toynbee Studios and the Whitechapel Gallery. SPILL has been presenting the work of exceptional artists from around the globe since 2007. For this, its fifth edition, SPILL presents artists from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Germany, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, the USA and the UK. In what are undoubtedly challenging times, SPILL aims to be more than simply a good night out, and offers real opportunities to connect and reflect. We hope it serves you well. ROBERT PACITTI SPILL FESTIVAL ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

ON CONTACT: – connection, interaction – immediate proximity


A YEAR OF LIVE ART AND PERFORMANCE BRISTOL, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM

This year, SPILL is working closely with In Between Time and Fierce Festival, in order to promote live art and performance in three very different cities across the UK.

IBT13 14-17 February inbetweentime.co.uk Embraced by Bristol like never before, living art and installations took centre-stage in the city. 50 events and 100 artists filled four intense days. 26 nations took part and 30,000 attended, making IBT13 the biggest In Between Time Festival to date. IBT13 demonstrated the power of performance.

FIERCE 4-6 October wearefierce.org In 2013 Fierce Festival runs from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October; to be followed by the first Fierce ‘Day of The Dead’ on Saturday 2nd November. Parallel to this, Fierce is launching a new local artist development scheme: Fierce FWD.

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PACITTI COMPANY THINK TANK

PACITTI COMPANY THINK TANK BUILDING, IPSWICH, SUFFOLK Pacitti Company Think Tank activity takes place all year round in the specially refurbished Victorian Wing of the Ipswich Museum and Art School Gallery. The Think Tank is an international resource for the ongoing public exploration and study of live performance and related fields. An accessible rolling programme offers a range of events where members of the public join artists, experts and non-experts from diverse territories in the exchange and transfer of ideas, skills and experience. Events include salons, film screenings, coffee mornings, feasts and much more. To find out more visit www.pacitticompany.com

The Think Tank building is also available for hire, providing a host venue for functions, gatherings, meetings or conferences. To find out more about hiring spaces or our bespoke services contact caroline@pacitticompany.com or call 01473 216545


SPILL CALENDAR

SPILLFESTIVAL.COM / FOR BOOKING INFORMATION SEE PAGES 66 – 69

SPILL QUESTIONS TRADITIONS OF THEATRE, ART AND SOCIETY. THE FESTIVAL CONTAINS WORK WHICH MAY BE CHALLENGING TO SOME PEOPLE AND SPILL SEEKS TO NURTURE A CULTURE OF OPEN DISCUSSION AROUND THIS.

WEDNESDAY 3 APRIL p10 – 11 SPILL OPENING NIGHT SPLAT! THE FAMOUS LAUREN BARRI HOLSTEIN Silk Street Theatre, Barbican, 3 – 4 April, 8PM p12

THINK TANK, SPILL THINKER IN RESIDENCE TIM ETCHELLS 3 – 14 April

THURSDAY 4 APRIL p12 THINK TANK, SPILL TEAM Q&A Hammerson Room, Barbican, 3PM p14 – 15

FRIDAY 5 APRIL p12

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THE SALON PROJECT UNTITLED PROJECTS Pit Theatre, Barbican, 3 – 12, 14 April, 6 PM, 6:30PM, 7PM

THINK TANK, IN CORRESPONDANCE TIM ETCHELLS Toynbee Studios, 5 – 12 April, 11AM – 6PM

p13

THINK TANK, PUBLICATION LAUNCH DOUBLE BILL Toynbee Studios, 7:30PM

p16 – 17

THE PAIN OF DESIRE TEMPER TEMPER Toynbee Studios, 5 – 6 April, 9:30PM


SATURDAY 6 APRIL p13 THINK TANK, SPILL SALON – LED BY TIM ETCHELLS Toynbee Studios, 4PM p18 – 19

MEDEA_DARK|ROOM JULIA BARDSLEY Toynbee Studios, 6 – 7 April, 11AM – 6PM

p20 – 21

ABOUT AN HOUR AGO & MISPLACED MEMOIRS QASIM RIZA SHAHEEN Toynbee Studios, 6 – 7 April, 11AM – 6PM

p22 – 23

DIARY RUTH FLYNN Toynbee Studios, 11AM – 2.15PM and 3.15PM – 6PM

p24 – 25

WALKING: HOLDING ROSANA CADE Toynbee Studios (off-site), 6 – 7 April, 1PM – 3PM and 4PM – 6PM

p26 – 27

ENTERTAINMENT ISLAND OBLIVIA Soho Theatre, 6 – 7 April, 2PM

p28 – 29

IF YOU WANT BIGGER YORKSHIRE PUDDINGS YOU NEED A BIGGER TIN LUCY HUTSON Toynbee Studios, 2:30PM

p30 – 31

UNTITLED TIM BROMAGE Toynbee Studios, 6PM

p32 – 33

ON LANDGUARD POINT PACITTI COMPANY Cinema 2, Barbican, 6PM

p34 – 35

THE ETERNAL SMILE VERK PRODUKSJONER Silk Street Theatre, Barbican, 6 – 7 April, 8PM


SPILL CALENDAR

SPILLFESTIVAL.COM / FOR BOOKING INFORMATION SEE PAGES 66 – 69

SUNDAY 7 APRIL p36 – 37 THE SHELL MADELEINE BOTET DE LACAZE Toynbee Studios, 11AM – 1.30PM and 3PM – 6.30PM p38 – 39

97 YEARS JO HELLIER Toynbee Studios, 12PM, 1PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM, 4:30PM

p40 – 41

HARDBOILED? PAUL EASTERBROOK Toynbee Studios (off-site), 3PM – 6PM

p42 – 43

TENANT GRACE SCHWINDT Toynbee Studios, 6:30PM

TUESDAY 9 APRIL p44 THINK TANK, SPILL FOLK ACADEMY Toynbee Studios, 9 – 10 April, 11AM – 5PM WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL p46 THINK TANK, SPILL TUCK Toynbee Studios, 7:30PM – 9:30PM p48 – 49

EMPRESS STAH IN SPACE EMPRESS STAH Soho Theatre, 10 – 13 April, 10.30PM (approx. doors), 10.45PM (show starts)

THURSDAY 11 APRIL p46 THINK TANK, SPILL NATIONAL PLATFORM AND SHOWCASE Q&A Hammerson Room, Barbican, 3PM p50 – 51

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LAST(ING) MARTIN O’BRIEN Toynbee Studios, 7PM


FRIDAY 12 APRIL p47 THINK TANK, SPILL SALON – ON CONTACT Whitechapel Gallery, 3PM p52 – 53

ANALOGUE TO A BLUNT TRAUMA JAMIE LEWIS HADLEY Netil House, 8:30PM

p54 – 55

QUIZOOLA! FORCED ENTERTAINMENT Pit Theatre, Barbican, 12 – 13 April, 24 hours

SATURDAY 13 APRIL p47 THINK TANK, WRITERS UNPACKED National Theatre Studio, 11AM – 8PM p56 – 57

I STAND IN JULIE VULCAN National Theatre Studio, 11AM – 7PM

p58 – 59

IN-BET-WEEN ELENA MOLINARO National Theatre Studio, 11AM – 4PM (durational installation), 12PM and 3.30PM (performances)

p60 – 61

PAT IT AND PRICK IT AND MARK IT WITH ‘B’ SELINA THOMPSON National Theatre Studio, 11AM – 6PM

p62 – 63

THE WOMAN WHO WALKS ON KNIVES SEASON BUTLER National Theatre Studio, 6PM

p64 – 65

BECOMING AN IMAGE HEATHER CASSILS National Theatre Studio, 7:30PM

SUNDAY 14 APRIL p47 THINK TANK, SPILL CONGREGATION Whitechapel Gallery, Midday


WEDNESDAY 3 – THURSDAY 4 APRIL

“DARLING OF THE ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE SCENE” TIME OUT

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SPLAT! THE FAMOUS LAUREN BARRI HOLSTEIN (UK/USA)

WORLD PREMIERE

Dancing in roller skates and a deer head, being hunted by her stage hands or drowning in tomatoes, artist The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein doesn’t shy away from creating confrontational images with her own body. In Splat! the self-titled ‘witch, womaniser, childbearer, superstar’ explodes notions of desire, domestication and victimisation in unexpected ways. Explicit and risk-taking, her performances are raw and exhilaratingly live. This is the world premiere of The Famous’s new show, with a cast of collaborators including Hrafnhildur Benediktsdóttir and Krista Vuori. Expect delight, dismay, pleasure and panic. Come prepared for splash back! The Famous was part of the SPILL 2011 National Platform. Presented in partnership with the Barbican. thefamousomg.com WORLD PREMIERE / A SPILL COMMISSION Created by The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein. Produced by Aaron Wright. Lighting design by Marty Langthorne. 90 minutes (no interval). 18+ (contains explicit adult themes and nudity). Photo by Manuel Vason.

3 – 4 APRIL 8PM Silk Street Theatre, Barbican £10 See pages 66-67 for ticket information.


SPILL THINK TANK EVENTS IN WEEK 1

SPILL Think Tank events spark public conversations and invite audience responses to the work on show. They also explore the festival’s theme of contact. Think Tank events are free and open to all.

SPILL THINKER IN RESIDENCE – TIM ETCHELLS DAILY THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL The 2013 SPILL Thinker In Residence is Tim Etchells, Artistic Director of seminal performance group Forced Entertainment, artist, and writer whose personal practice spans performance to video, photography, text projects, installation and fiction worldwide. timetchells.com / forcedentertainment.com

SPILL TEAM Q & A Thursday 4 April 3PM Hammerson Room, Barbican How do you make a festival? How do artists and works get selected? What makes it all happen? Meet the SPILL team to find out. FREE

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IN CORRESPONDENCE Friday 5 – Friday 12 April 11AM – 6PM Toynbee Studios Tim Etchells is responding to SPILL through written correspondence with other people - some at the festival, and others elsewhere in the world. Audience members will be able to access this correspondence as it builds up in different ways either online or by visiting Tim’s SPILL workspace in Toynbee Studios throughout the festival. FREE


SPILL THINK TANK

PUBLICATION LAUNCH DOUBLE BILL RAIMUND HOGHE AND TIM ETCHELLS Friday 5 April 7:30PM Toynbee Studios Marking two new publications from the Live Art Development Agency – Throwing the Body into the Fight: a Portrait of Raimund Hoghe (edited by Mary Kate Connolly, co-published with Intellect Books), and Tim Etchells’ While You Are With Us Here Tonight. This event includes special presentations by Tim, Raimund and a Q & A. Places are limited and booking is required through Artsadmin box office. FREE

SPILL SALON – LED BY TIM ETCHELLS Saturday 6 April 4PM Arts Bar & Café, Toynbee Studios SPILL Thinker In Residence Tim Etchells convenes a special SPILL Salon to talk about what it is to be in contact with SPILL through his “in correspondence” process. FREE


THURSDAY 4 – SUNDAY 14 APRIL

“EXTRAORDINARY, INTELLECTUALLY PROVOCATIVE AND TREMENDOUSLY GOOD FUN” GUARDIAN ****

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THE SALON PROJECT UNTITLED PROJECTS (UK) Your evening begins in the Barbican dressing rooms, where you will be costumed in full period evening dress before emerging into a mirrored impression of a 19th-century Parisian salon. As you mingle with guests, pioneers in their fields will provoke discussion, speaking on subjects at the vanguard of 21st-century thought: science, politics, technology and the arts. The Salon Project recreates the exclusive meetings at the heart of what was French society's golden age – an era of change, excess and inquiry. Relive its splendour, contrast it with the present, and imagine what the future will hold in this beautifully crafted night of fashion and conversation. Based in Scotland, Untitled Projects makes large-scale theatre using cultural history as a device to navigate the collective present and possible futures. The company re-assesses how theatre can manifest itself: blending landscape, biography, novel, video, lecture, documentary, installation, interview, fashion, modelmaking, science and playwrighting. Presented in partnership with the Barbican untitledprojects.co.uk LONDON PREMIERE Supported by Creative Scotland. Part of Wonder: Art and Science on the Brain, a season to light up the mind in partnership with the Wellcome Trust. Director and Host Stewart Laing. Salonniere Marcia Farquhar. Costume design by Theo Clinkard. Lighting design by Mike Brookes. Sound design by Jack Wrigley and Robbie Thomson. Originally created with Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh and Citizens Theatre, Glasgow. 180 minutes (including dressing time). Recommended 16+. Contains nudity. Photo by Tommy Ga-Ken Wan.

4 – 14 APRIL (No performance 13 April) 6PM, 6:30PM, 7PM Pit Theatre, Barbican £35 See pages 66-67 for ticket information.


FRIDAY 5 – SATURDAY 6 APRIL

“WEIMAR ROCK AND ROLL FROM AN UNFORGETTABLE PERFORMER” THE LIST *****

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THE PAIN OF DESIRE WENDY BEVAN – TEMPER TEMPER (UK) Wendy Bevan and Temper Temper create a world of ambiguity sending a shiver to the core. Their epic, original sound, fuses muscular jazz, glittering blues and Weimar Rock and Roll; a crunching drum beat that shakes the walls, a thick bassline that echoes in the chest; led by wild coiffered pianist Seiriol Davies’ madcap, expert playing. Bevan’s stunning other worldly performance as a statuesque femme fatale is hypnotic, and pure Dietrich, her hauntingly beautiful voice, echoing the pain of desire. Temper Temper’s soundscape comes in torrential waves, exploring a memorable journey into a David Lynch-like world of deep emotion, rich drama and superb music Temper Temper is the coming together of four musicians, performers and artists with multidisciplinary backgrounds. Led by Wendy Bevan, founder/creative director, who has a rich history in the visual arts, and is well known as a photographer and musician. She has also worked as a performer/singer with a number of major producers. wendybevan.com 50 minutes (approx.) Photo by Sayaka Maruyama.

5 – 6 APRIL 9:30PM Toynbee Studios £10 SPILL Mix Day Pass (6 April) SPILL Mega-Mix Pass (only for performance on 6 April) See pages 66-69 for ticket and pass information.


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SATURDAY 6 – SUNDAY 7 APRIL


MEDEA_DARK|ROOM JULIA BARDSLEY (UK) In a room of red, charged with the energy of electro-magnetic desire and the vibration of short-circuited sensation – a female figure calculates formulae and constructs models for a series of erotic equations. The medea_DARK|ROOM is a laboratory installation of performative experiments modulated, manipulated and controlled by the persona of Medea. Medea: dark matter events is an on-going research project that utilises the Medea myth to investigate thematic strands specifically related to female sexuality, the neurobiology of creativity and the physics of eroticism. The current research is being conducted through Theron Schmidt at King’s College London, as a cross-departmental artists’ residency. Julia is a theatre artist working with an interplay of performance, video, photography, extreme garments and sculptural objects. Recent works include: The Divine Trilogy, (London, Glasgow, Portugal, Spain, Slovenia, Croatia, Belgium and Italy), meta-FAMILY (Brazil, London, Brussels, Ljubljana) and Medea: dark matter events, an on-going research project (DeptfordX 2011/12 and What Matters Festival, London). juliabardsley.net Julia is a King’s Visiting Research Fellow and this edition of the project is supported by a King’s College London/SPILL 2013 commissioning initiative. Produced by BARDSLEY_POPPY projects. DARK|ROOM ambient by Andrew Poppy. Durational installation with performative actions. Photo by Andrew Poppy.

6 – 7 APRIL 11AM – 6PM Toynbee Studios £7, £5 (concession) SPILL Mix Day Pass (6,7 April) SPILL Mega-Mix Pass See pages 66-69 for ticket and pass information.


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SATURDAY 6 – SUNDAY 7 APRIL


ABOUT AN HOUR AGO / MISPLACED MEMOIRS QASIM RIZA SHAHEEN (UK) ABOUT AN HOUR AGO The exhibition element of Shaheen’s work lies between attraction and simulation and presents poignant testimonies depicting states of intimacy in transient encounters with strangers. A real exchange in cities turns into a participatory exploration of what it means to be attracted to a passerby. MISPLACED MEMOIRS In this live performance Shaheen sets a scenography for a limited audience to experience the work. Notions of unrequited love are declared in an autobiographical, confessional manner. Shaheen explores the fluidity and transcultural nature of queer identity through stories of personal desire, and past relationships. Qasim Riza Shaheen is a British artist and writer with an international repertoire. His current research explores the idea of simulating moments of intimacy and love with strangers. qasimrizashaheen.com LONDON PREMIERE A Cornerhouse Micro Commission, supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation (about an hour ago). about an hour ago: exhibition Misplaced Memoirs: 15 minutes (approx.) Limited capacity, sign up on the day at SPILL Central. Autoportrait by Qasim Riza Shaheen.

6 – 7 APRIL 11AM – 6PM Toynbee Studios SPILL Mix Day Pass (6, 7 April) SPILL Mega-Mix Pass See pages 66-69 for ticket and pass information.


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SATURDAY 6 APRIL


NATIONAL SHOWCASE

DIARY RUTH FLYNN (IRELAND) “What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence.” Ludwig Wittgenstein Language plays an important role in society; we all communicate and express our thoughts through language, all reality is language and without language there is no reality. Diary is an exploration of the mind and human behaviour. This piece looks at the way in which language is unique to each individual, and how each person deals with life’s events – both happy and sad – through the language they use. This performance undermines the viewer’s perception by bringing private thoughts into the public space. Ruth Flynn is a visual artist working in performance, video and sound. Her work is an insight into the mind, investigation of human behaviour and the senses through research into philosophy, psychology and literature. Ruth is currently studying for a practice based research Masters at the Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. SPILL NATIONAL SHOWCASE Part of SPILL National Showcase generously supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and presented in partnership with the Live Art Development Agency. Mentored for SPILL National Showcase by Cathy Naden. 8 minutes. Performance runs on loop throughout the day. Photo by Ruth Flynn.

6 APRIL 11AM – 2:15PM and 3:15PM – 6PM Toynbee Studios SPILL Mix Day Pass (6 April) SPILL Mega-Mix Pass See pages 66-69 for ticket and pass information.


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SATURDAY 6 – SUNDAY 7 APRIL


NATIONAL SHOWCASE

WALKING: HOLDING ROSANA CADE (UK) A woman with a shaved head takes your hand in a station. A large man dressed in black follows you down an alley. An Indian woman holding a rose greets you outside a pub. A six-foot drag queen walks you past a church. A hooded youth puts his arm around you as you sit together on a bench. A white haired woman hugs you goodbye as you leave. Walking: Holding is a personalised walk through town, in the hands of a group of strangers. Rosana Cade is a political artist based in Glasgow. She works with a range of people to create experiential performance that challenges perceptions of different sexualities and celebrates diversity. She received the Athena Award via New Moves International for Walking:Holding in 2011, and has shown work at Glasgay!, Arches Live, and You and Your Work 9. She is the cofounder of Buzzcut Festival. SPILL NATIONAL SHOWCASE Part of SPILL National Showcase generously supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and presented in partnership with the Live Art Development Agency. Mentored for SPILL National Showcase by Adrian Howells. Up to 30 minutes. One-to-one experience. Limited capacity. Sign up on the day at SPILL Central. Photo by Rosie Healey.

6 – 7 APRIL 1PM – 3PM and 4PM – 6PM Toynbee Studios (off-site) SPILL Mix Day Pass (6, 7 April) SPILL Mega-Mix Pass See pages 66-69 for ticket and pass information.


SATURDAY 6 – SUNDAY 7APRIL

”METICULOUS PHYSICALITY AND UNSTINTING HUMOUR” MARY BRENNAN, THE HERALD, SCOTLAND

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ENTERTAINMENT ISLAND OBLIVIA (FINLAND) Entertainment Island drills through the vast world of entertainment and popular culture from the shiny surface to the murky and private regions underneath. Founded in 2000 in Helsinki, the international performance company Oblivia is a unique force on the Finnish performance scene. Working from grand ideas to minimalist performances, Oblivia merge the boundaries of genres and nationalities. The background of Oblivia’s members from Finland and UK are in music, dance and theory. This mixture creates a vibrant tension and humour in the work. From the beginning the core members have been working together creating a common performance language. Kiasma Theatre has co-produced the Entertainment Island project. PACT Zollverein and Centre for Contemporary Arts have hosted several residencies for the project. oblivia.fi ENGLISH PREMIERE Presentation is part of TEKIJÄ Theatre Touring Network project’s activities. 180 minutes. 16+. Photo by Eija Mäkivuoti.

6 – 7 APRIL 2PM Soho Theatre £12, £10 (concession) See pages 66-67 for ticket information.


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SATURDAY 6 APRIL


POINT 1 I was just listening to Radio 4 telling me about komodo dragons laying virgin birth eggs, and David Attenborough once taught me about a plant at the bottom of a sea that grows flowers, which become jellyfish, that then give birth to seeds that become plants. POINT 2 I am a makeshift domestic goddess and my life is in a makeshift world, I’ve got all the right whisks and piping bags, but my apron is stained. If You Want Bigger Yorkshire Puddings You Need A Bigger Tin is a show about Lucy’s ‘to trans, or not to trans’ search for her femininity. As an artist Lucy wants to concentrate on the things she is passionate about. She finds herself confused by the society around her. Angered by capitalism and frustrated by gender politics. Her work mirrors these sentiments and questions human nature and social order. lucyhutson.co.uk SPILL NATIONAL SHOWCASE Part of SPILL National Showcase generously supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and presented in partnership with the Live Art Development Agency. Mentored for SPILL National Showcase by Dickie Beau. 50 minutes. Photo by Cheryl Wills.

6 APRIL 2:30PM Toynbee Studios £7, £5 (concession) SPILL Mix Day Pass (6 April) SPILL Mega-Mix Pass See pages 66-69 for ticket and pass information.

NATIONAL SHOWCASE

IF YOU WANT BIGGER YORKSHIRE PUDDINGS YOU NEED A BIGGER TIN LUCY HUTSON (UK)


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UNTITLED TIM BROMAGE (UK) This new multi-media performance draws upon the folklore and rituals of the Welsh boarders. Employing video, stage magic and spoken word, the result is a humorous and unsettling interpretation of the dying myths peculiar to England and Wales. Based in Cardiff, Wales, Tim Bromage’s performance uses costume, illusion and song as a mode of symbolic demonstration that references the conflicts present within the human condition. SPILL NATIONAL SHOWCASE Part of SPILL National Showcase generously supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and presented in partnership with the Live Art Development Agency. Mentored for SPILL National Showcase by Jonathan Allen. Supported by the Arts Council of Wales and Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 30 minutes (approx.) Photo by James Watkins.

6 APRIL 6PM Toynbee Studios £7, £5 (concession) SPILL Mix Day Pass (6 April) SPILL Mega-Mix Pass See pages 66-69 for ticket and pass information.


SATURDAY 6 APRIL

“A TRIUMPH” EAST ANGLIAN DAILY TIMES

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ON LANDGUARD POINT PACITTI COMPANY (UK) On Landguard Point is a film about home. Inspired by the histories and culture of the East of England, On Landguard Point exists at an intersection between live performance, community and cinema. The film stars hundreds of people from across the East of England, and features work by internationally acclaimed artists including Kira O’Reilly, Julia Bardsley, Rajni Shah, Dominic Johnson, Helena Hunter, Mark Peter Wright, Giovanna Maria Casetta and Harminder Judge. On Landguard Point is a non-narrative film built through poetry, patchwork, maps and slips of story. Woven together these forms accumulate ideas around what home means. Socially engaged and process led, Pacitti Company approaches performance making as investigation through research. The Company blends formal disciplines and techniques with social sciences and personal politic. Convened in 1990 by artist Robert Pacitti, the Company has spent the past two decades making and touring an award winning body of radical live performance works around the world. On Landguard Point is Robert Pacitti’s directorial debut. onlandguardpoint.com LONDON PREMIERE Directed by Robert Pacitti. Music by Michael Nyman. 83 minutes.

6 APRIL 6PM Cinema 2, Barbican £11.50 on the door. Concessions available on the Barbican website. See pages 66-67 for ticket information.


SATURDAY 6 – SUNDAY 7APRIL

“A MEANINGFUL, METAPHYSICAL FABLE WITH WIT” KLASSEKAMPEN

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THE ETERNAL SMILE VERK PRODUKSJONER (NORWAY) A large group of dead people sit in darkness, conversing to pass the time, or rather, eternity… After thousands of years go by they rise up and go on the rampage, determined to seek out God and demand an answer. Based on Nobel Prizewinning author Pär Lagerkvist’s novel, The Eternal Smile is a witty, wild and philosophical performance about the dead and their complex relationship towards the living. Verk is Norway’s leading experimental theatre ensemble. They have gained extensive international recognition in recent years, having established a reputation nationally for epic and vaudevillian productions with a satirical and political edge. Their approach to theatre is to establish a strong connection with the audience with a solid sense of here and now, changing swiftly between storytelling, acting and improvisation. Verk won the Hedda Award 2011 in the category of Best Production for The Eternal Smile, in Norway. Presented in partnership with the Barbican. verkproduksjoner.no UK PREMIERE Concept by Hannestad, Mossling and Hyttinen. Text by Pär Lagerkvist and Max Frisch. Directed by Fredrik Hannestad. Design by Signe Becker. Sound design by Per Platou. Lighting design by Tilo Hahn. Co-produced by Black Box Teater. 110 minutes (no interval). Suitable for 16+. Photo by Verk Produksjoner.

6 – 7 APRIL 8PM Silk Street Theatre, Barbican £16 See pages 66-67 for ticket information.


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SUNDAY 7 APRIL


Madeleine Botet de Lacaze, “What really fascinates me are those moments in life when my mind says ‘yes’ but my body doesn't respond, when even though my mind says ‘yes do it’ my body stands paralysed and afraid. Those ephemeral and personal limits can draw us to repeat what we already know and what makes us feel safe.” In an intimate climate a tension is created by Madeleine’s body and the image of her body. There is an emotional dialogue between the two (body and image) which connects with the audience in a shared live moment. Madeleine Botet de Lacaze is an Argentinean artist based in London. Her background was in film and photography until she came to London to do a Masters in Performance Art. Since then her life and work has changed completely. changingskin.co.uk SPILL NATIONAL SHOWCASE Part of SPILL National Showcase generously supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and presented in partnership with the Live Art Development Agency. Mentored for SPILL National Showcase by Franko B. 30 minutes. Photo by María Peralta Ramos.

7 APRIL 11AM – 1:30PM and 3PM – 6:30PM Toynbee Studios SPILL Mix Day Pass (7 April) SPILL Mega-Mix Pass See pages 66-69 for ticket and pass information.

NATIONAL SHOWCASE

THE SHELL MADELEINE BOTET DE LACAZE (ARGENTINA)


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97 YEARS JO HELLIER (UK) In an interactive installation, one performer delicately works through a series of conversations between her and her Grandfather. Whilst she celebrates and maps his ageing process a confused world is built around her. Live audio and video manipulation creates a complex, beautifully composed environment born out of simple conversation. This is a tender, delicate investigation of mental health that invites an engaged audience to decipher a confused mind together with the performer. Jo Hellier is a Bristol based artist using installation and performance to create intimate environments that she and the audience can engage with, taking a surreal stance to examine humanity and the everyday. In developing 97 Years, Jo has worked closely with sound designer Yas Clarke. SPILL NATIONAL SHOWCASE Part of SPILL National Showcase generously supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and presented in partnership with the Live Art Development Agency. Supported by The Parlour Showrooms and Mayfest. Mentored for SPILL National Showcase by Lindsay Seers. 40 minutes. Photo by Jo Hellier.

7 APRIL 12PM, 1PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM, 4:30PM Toynbee Studios SPILL Mix Day Pass (7 April) SPILL Mega-Mix Pass See pages 66-69 for ticket and pass information.


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SUNDAY 7 APRIL


NATIONAL SHOWCASE

HARDBOILED? PAUL EASTERBROOK (UK) HardBoiled? is a confrontation of masculine personas. The body’s laborious interaction with the strong yet fallible materials of rock and metal creates a narrative portraying the versatility of masculine identities. This can be seen to take place between the body’s resilience and vulnerability, and its success and failures within the work. Easterbrook’s work is an exploration into the cultural politics of the body in relation to masculinity, male identity, class and its relationship with labour. The artist engages with materials that signify notions of traditional masculinity. The work then attempts to scrutinise these materials in a way that may highlight their strengths and fallibility, as the materials in turn allow the artist to investigate his own physical thresholds. SPILL NATIONAL SHOWCASE Part of SPILL National Showcase generously supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and presented in partnership with the Live Art Development Agency. Mentored for SPILL National Showcase by jamie lewis hadley. 180 minutes (approx.) Photo by Luke Cano.

7 APRIL 3PM – 6PM Toynbee Studios (off-site) £7, £5 (concession) SPILL Mix Day Pass (7 April) SPILL Mega-Mix Pass See pages 66-69 for ticket and pass information.


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SUNDAY 7 APRIL


TENANT GRACE SCHWINDT (GERMANY) In the film Tenant, the family home becomes the stage to re-enact a scripted dialogue that takes as a starting point a story about Mrs Schumacher who was the lodger of the artist’s grandfather in Berlin during the Second World War. She was a communist who helped Lenin travel from Switzerland to Russia in 1917. The relationship between language and physical movements explores roles that these two elements play in the creation of knowledge and social relations. Tenant was produced as part of Film London Artists Image Network in London. Grace Schwindt is a German artist based in London. She is represented by Zeno X in Antwerp. Recent solo exhibitions include Wiels (Brussels), Void Gallery (Derry), Collective Gallery (Edinburgh) in 2012, South London Gallery in 2011 and White Columns Gallery (New York) in 2010. Last year she received a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in New York. graceschwindt.net 78 minutes. Photo by Grace Schwindt.

7 APRIL 6:30PM Toynbee Studios £7, £5 (concession) SPILL Mix Day Pass (7 April) SPILL Mega-Mix Pass See pages 66-69 for ticket and pass information.


SPILL THINK TANK EVENTS IN WEEK 2

SPILL FOLK ACADEMY Tuesday 9 – Wednesday 10 April 11AM – 5PM Toynbee Studios Join us for two days of shared activities that aim to audit what artists and cultural workers need now, as broad networked communities. In what are undoubtedly challenging times, the SPILL Folk Academy explores how we might activate self-determined futures and what ideas and tactics we can share between ourselves, in order that together we might weather the coming storm resiliently and sustainably. These sessions have been created because SPILL believe we have to act together to find shared sustainable ways of working that utilise our current resources to the max. We offer there is an urgent need to identify shared ground, and believe that has to happen now. For more information on the context of the SPILL Folk Academy read How Might We Weather The Coming Storm Together? by SPILL Festival Director Robert Pacitti, in the News section of www.spillfestival.com The days are FREE to attend and all are welcome.

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We have semi-structured the two days but are totally open to throwing out any or all of the proposed activities, in favour of pursuing a new collective blueprint for the sessions. The proposed schedule is as follows: DAY 1 – TUESDAY 9 APRIL SESSION 1 – MOANING Get it off your chest SESSION 2 – SHARING What can we each bring to the table and share? DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL SESSION 3 – RESILIENCE How can we weather the coming storm together? SESSION 4 – SUSTAINABILITY How might we make it stick? What next? There is already significant interest in this event and we are anticipating high attendance. Please help spread the word. Bring ideas, provocations, and openness to shared working.


SPILL THINK TANK EVENTS IN WEEK 2

SPILL TUCK Wednesday 10 April 7:30PM – 9:30PM Toynbee Studios Join us to eat, drink and be merry. A lo-fi, help yourself indoor picnic. Grab as much as you want from a buffet of good stuff, including vegetarian options, sit with friends or mingle with folk you don’t know yet. The perfect way to round off the SPILL Folk Academy and prepare for the premiere of Empress Stah in Space later that night at Soho Theatre. £10 (alcohol sold separately)

A SPILL NATIONAL PLATFORM AND SHOWCASE Q & A Thursday 11 April 3PM Hammerson Room, Barbican How can emerging artists become part of SPILL Festival, and what’s in it for them? SPILL National Platform and Showcase artists discuss their experiences. If you think SPILL might be for you, this is your chance to ask questions and hear from your peers. FREE

SPILL SALON – ON CONTACT Friday 12 April 3PM Whitechapel Gallery A special SPILL Salon at the Whitechapel Gallery, this discussion explores the Festival’s theme of contact, with artists from the programme and members of the SPILL Team. FREE 46


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WRITERS UNPACKED Saturday 13 April 11AM – 8PM National Theatre Studio Led by SPILL Writer In Residence Diana Damian, a group of writers operating across the Festival will have a special presence at the National Theatre Studio, responding to both the work and the audiences that they come into contact with.

SPILL CONGREGATION Sunday 14 April Midday Whitechapel Gallery Join us to explore the theme of contact in relation to the work of U.S. based Canadian artist Heather Cassils (showing at the National Theatre Studio the previous day) and beyond. An invited panel including Kira O’Reilly, Dominic Johnson and jamie lewis hadley discuss key themes in Heather’s work, in conversation with the artist. FREE


“CULT STATUS” THE STAGE

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WEDNESDAY 10 – SATURDAY 13 APRIL


EMPRESS STAH IN SPACE EMPRESS STAH (UK) Empress Stah in Space is part of an ongoing project with a long-term ambition; to create a performance in outer space. As part of this, Empress Stah has floated in Zero Gravity and made a film as The Stah Ship Trooper in the red light district of Amsterdam. Set on the plane of immanence, the show’s concepts have been transcribed through trance and writing sessions between Empress Stah and seminal artist Ron Athey, which took place at Bentwaters in Suffolk, the site of the biggest purported UFO/Military incident in Europe. Eleven interconnected actions are brought to life using 3D animation and video mapping technologies, and include original tracks by electro clash super star, Peaches, and spoken word by legendary punk poet, Lydia Lunch. Hailing from the underground cabaret circuit, Empress Stah delivers genredefying performances that fuse sublime aerial artistry and thought provoking acts. Ron Athey is an internationally renowned performance and body artist from Los Angeles. empressstah.com A SPILL COMMISSION Performed by Empress Stah. Directed by Ron Athey. Original track by Peaches. Spoken word by Lydia Lunch. Performance development with Marisa Carnesky. Face corset designer Patrick Ian Hartley. 60 minutes (approx.) 16+. Photo by Manuel Vason.

10 – 13 APRIL 10:30PM (approx. doors) 10:45PM (show starts) Soho Theatre £12, £10 (concession) See pages 66-67 for ticket information.


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THURSDAY 11 APRIL


LAST(ING) MARTIN O’BRIEN (UK) Cronus was the ancient Greek god of time. The term chronic, as in chronic illness, is derived from his name. Cronus is particularly associated with time that is deemed destructive. Last(ing) considers the nature of human existence, particularly within chronic illness, and the destruction that happens to the body over time. Moving away from his usual durational format Martin O’Brien explores time as destructive and the possibilities and ethos of survival within this destruction. Martin O’Brien’s practice focuses on physical endurance and hardship in relation to the fact he suffers from cystic fibrosis. He has presented work in Britain and abroad including Chelsea Theatre, In Between Time, Chapter Arts Centre, Grace Exhibition Space (New York), Kapelica Gallery (Ljubljana), Gallery Art Claims Impulse (Berlin) and with the Live Art Development Agency. He was artist in residence at ]performance s p a c e[ in 2012. Martin was part of the SPILL National Platform 2011. martinobrienperformance.weebly.com WORLD PREMIERE 45 minutes (approx.) Photo by Marco Beradi.

11 APRIL 7PM Toynbee Studios £10, £8 (concession) See pages 66-67 for ticket information.


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FRIDAY 12 APRIL


ANALOGUE TO A BLUNT TRAUMA JAMIE LEWIS HADLEY (UK) This performance attempts to combine and subvert the aesthetics, techniques and materials that exist within medical, cinematic and live art practices. Attempting to both blur the boundary between artifice and reality and promote discussion about multiple contemporary blood and firearm politics. Since completing a BA and MRes in Theatre and Performance jamie lewis hadley has been working predominantly as a solo live artist, showing work in the UK, USA, Canada, South Africa, and France. His current area of research is concerned with performing medicine and the history of bloodletting as a medical practice. jamie was a National Platform artist in SPILL Festival of Performance, 2011. Dr. Belinda Fenty graduated from UCL in 2006 with an MBBS and a first class intercalated BSc in Medical Physics and Bioengineering. In 2011, she gained a Masters degree in Acting at ArtsEd. jamielewishadley.com WORLD PREMIERE / A SPILL COMMISSION jamie lewis hadley is a 2013 Artsadmin bursary recipient. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. 30 minutes (approx.) Photo by Forecast Designs.

12 APRIL 8:30PM Netil House ÂŁ10, ÂŁ8 (concession) See pages 66-67 for ticket information.


FRIDAY 12 – SATURDAY 13 APRIL

“A PERFORMANCE THAT CHANGES THE RULE BOOK” INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

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QUIZOOLA! FORCED ENTERTAINMENT (UK) Part game, part improvisation, this unique 24-hour live experience pits alternating pairs of performers against one another as they test their opponents with an avalanche of questions. Whether philosophical, trivial or deeply personal, answers must be invented on the spot, creating shifts in atmosphere from intimate chat to pub quiz to police interrogation. Get involved in the run-up by submitting your own questions online (www.bit.ly/quizoola), then step in with a ticket that leaves you free to come and go, and watch the stakes being raised as the game escalates. One of theatre’s true innovators, Forced Entertainment takes its dark and hilarious performance to new lengths with this supersized version. Since forming the company in 1984, the six core members of Forced Entertainment have sustained a unique artistic partnership, confirming their position as trailblazers in contemporary theatre. The work – framed and focused by Artistic Director Tim Etchells – is distinctive and provocative, delighting in disrupting the conventions of theatre and the expectations of audiences. Quizoola! will be webcast live. See spillfestival.com for full details. Presented in partnership with the Barbican forcedentertainment.com / @ForcedEnts #quizoola24 Forced Entertainment is regularly funded by Arts Council England Conceived, devised and performed by Forced Entertainment: Robin Arthur, Tim Etchells (Artistic Director), Richard Lowdon (Designer), Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden and Terry O’Connor. Text by Tim Etchells, Forced Entertainment and you! Set and lighting design by Richard Lowdon. Commissioned by Lois Keidan and Catherine Ugwu at ICA Live Arts & National Review Of Live Art. 24 hours. Suitable for 16+. Photo by Hugo Glendinning.

12 – 13 APRIL 11:59PM (12 April) – 11:59PM (13 April) Pit Theatre, Barbican £24, 24 hour ticket £12, 12 hour tickets from 11.59PM (12 April) – noon (13 April) or noon (13 April) – 11.59PM (13 April) See pages 66-67 for ticket information.


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SATURDAY 13 APRIL


I STAND IN JULIE VULCAN (AUSTRALIA) In honour of the forgotten, misplaced, unrecovered and removed the artist presents a stylized ‘corpse-washing’ ritual over nine hours. In an age when media connectivity means we can no longer claim ignorance to global human tragedy we are often left feeling ineffective and powerless. In this work, voluntary participants each put a face to a number, a presence to a concept and collectively return the cold hard statistic of a death toll to the flesh and blood of an individual and what it means to be mortal. Julie Vulcan is a Sydney based performer, director and interdisciplinary artist. Her practice spans devised performance, installation, site specific and durational work. She has been a core member of several performance ensembles, most recently Unreasonable Adults. Julie has performed in works presented at Sydney Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Fringe, SPILL Festival 2007, Underbelly Arts and Qubit Festival Dunedin (NZ), amongst others. julievulcan.net EUROPEAN PREMIERE Julie Vulcan is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW. Sound design by Ashley Scott. Durational performance. Photo by Michael Myers.

13 APRIL 11AM – 7PM National Theatre Studio £10, £8 (concession) SPILL Mix Day Pass (13 April) SPILL Mega-Mix Pass See pages 66-69 for ticket and pass information.


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IN-BE-TWEEN ELENA MOLINARO (ITALY) When the human condition is conceived as fragmented and hunted by an unavoidable sense of solitude, the body becomes a site of transformation, a liminal space where the borders between in and out, subject and object are blurred. IN-BE-TWEEN investigates the relationship between absence and presence, the part and the whole, and takes Elena’s research questions on subjectivity and autobiography to create an installation performance where the body is exhibited either as a still image intersected by the fragmenting structure of the space, or as performing small acts of self-constitution. Elena is a performance maker based in London. Since 2010 she has developed a rigorous body-based practice at the interface between live art and performance. She has a degree in History of Contemporary Art (USU, Udine, Italy), and in 2011 gained a Masters Degree in Dance Theatre, The Body in Performance at Laban, where she graduated with Distinction. elenamolinaro.com SPILL NATIONAL SHOWCASE Part of SPILL National Showcase generously supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and presented in partnership with the Live Art Development Agency. Mentored for SPILL National Showcase by Ernst Fischer. Throughout the day (installation) and two live performances (40 minutes). Photo by Ludovic Des Cognets.

13 APRIL 11AM – 4PM (durational installation) 12PM and 3.30PM (performances) National Theatre Studio SPILL Mix Day Pass (13 April) SPILL Mega-Mix Pass See pages 66-69 for ticket and pass information.


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PAT IT AND PRICK IT AND MARK IT WITH ‘B’ SELINA THOMPSON (UK) The provocation for this piece was a statement made by Selina’s mother that eating, for her, was like a prison. That didn’t seem quite right, so Selina is going to make a dress. She is going to make that dress out of cake. She couldn’t do it alone, so she brought her best mate, Jess. If you like, you’re welcome to come and eat some cake. Jess says not too much though, or she’ll have nothing to wear. You are free to come and go as you wish. Selina Thompson is a Leeds based artist who uses autobiographical stimuli to make performance and installations that are focused around the prospect of change. Her work focuses on creating a space for dialogue, she likes to think that it’s hopeful. selinathompson.co.uk SPILL NATIONAL SHOWCASE Part of SPILL National Showcase generously supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and presented in partnership with the Live Art Development Agency. Mentored for SPILL National Showcase by Bobby Baker. Performer Jessica Paetz. Durational performance. Photo by Ben Eaton.

13 APRIL 11AM – 6PM National Theatre Studio £7, £5 (concession) SPILL Mix Day Pass (13 April) SPILL Mega-Mix Pass See pages 66-69 for ticket and pass information.


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The Woman Who Walks on Knives – a retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic, The Little Sea-Maid – is a grim tale of sacrifice, transformation and how far we are willing to go for love. Starting from the giddy heights of infatuation and plunging to the bottom of the deepest sea, this is a woebegone story of a woman who braves her most primal fears and takes the ultimate risk. This journey towards requited love may not reach its destination, but this little mermaid is determined to get there, or die trying. Season Butler is currently reading a PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College and is associate producer of the I’m With You performance collective. Season celebrates the contemporary savage, interrogates the myth of the civilised man, and attempts to discover how to be good through writing and performance. SPILL NATIONAL SHOWCASE Part of SPILL National Showcase generously supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and presented in partnership with the Live Art Development Agency. Mentored for SPILL National Showcase by Julia Bardsley. 30 minutes (approx.) Photo by Zbigniew Tomasz Kotiewicz.

13 APRIL 6PM National Theatre Studio £7, £5 (concession) SPILL Mix Day Pass (13 April) SPILL Mega-Mix Pass See pages 66-69 for ticket and pass information.

NATIONAL SHOWCASE

THE WOMAN WHO WALKS ON KNIVES SEASON BUTLER (USA)


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SATURDAY 13 APRIL


BECOMING AN IMAGE HEATHER CASSILS (CANADA/USA) Becoming An Image is a new body of work consisting of a live performance, photographs, a sculpture and an audio piece. Becoming An Image addresses Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) archives, particularly the “T”s and “Q”s often missing from historical records. It brings forth the idea of accountability by directly addressing the role between artist and photographer, and examines the roles of the witness, the aggressor and the documenter. Heather Cassils is originally from Montreal and now lives and works in Los Angeles. An internationally renowned multidisciplinary artist, Cassils is also founding member of the Los Angeles based performance group the Toxic Titties. Cassils was featured in OUT Magazine’s Top 100 People To Look Out For (2011) and was listed by The Huffington Post as one of 50 Transgendered Icons as well one of the 30 LGBT Artists To Look Out For (2012). heathercassils.com EUROPEAN PREMIERE Supported by Canada Council for the Arts. Featuring Manuel Vason performing as photographer. 30 minutes (approx.) Contains flashing lights. Photo by Heather Cassils and Eric Charles.

13 APRIL 7:30PM National Theatre Studio £10, £8 (concession) SPILL Mix Day 3 SPILL Mega-Mix See pages 66-69 for ticket and pass information.


SPILL BOOKING

ARTSADMIN Please contact Artsadmin to book National Showcase events and performances taking place at Toynbee Studios and National Theatre Studio. Opening hours: Monday to Friday 11AM – 6PM and during events at Artsadmin throughout SPILL Festival Online: artsadmin.co.uk By phone: 020 7247 5182 In person: Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street E1 6AB Artsadmin do not charge any booking fees on online or telephone sales. Refunds will only be offered on events which are sold out. Proof of concession must be presented at the box office. Latecomers may be refused admittance for particular events. On event days and evenings the box office opens 1 hour prior to performance start times.

SOHO THEATRE Please contact Soho Theatre to book performances by Empress Stah and Oblivia only. Opening hours: Online: By phone: In person:

Monday to Saturday 10AM –10PM sohotheatre.com 020 7478 0100 21 Dean Street W1D 3NE

Soho Theatre do not charge any booking fees, online or telephone sales. Tickets can be exchanged for another performance of the same production if tickets are returned to Soho Theatre box office 48 hours before the original performance date. There is an administration charge of £2 per ticket for exchanges. All exchanges require receipt of original ticket. Latecomers may be refused admittance for particular events. 66


BARBICAN Please contact the Barbican to book performances by The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein, Verk Produksjoner, Forced Entertainment and Untitled Projects only. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10AM – 8PM Sunday and bank holidays 11AM – 8PM Online: barbican.org.uk By phone: 0845 120 7511 In person: Silk Street EC2Y 8DS Barbican charges £2 online booking fee, £3.50 telephone booking fee per transaction. No booking fee in person. Tickets can be exchanged for another performance or for a credit voucher valid for six months if tickets are returned to Barbican box office at least 24 hours before the original performance date. There is an administration charge of £2 per ticket for exchanges. Full conditions of sale are available on the website. For more information please visit: barbican.org.uk/eticketing/faq

IMPORTANT INFORMATION All performance information listed is correct at the time of going to print. Please check spillfestival.com for up to the minute details before you travel.


SPILL PASSES

SPILL MEGA-MIX PASS £45 FULL PRICE, £31.50 CONCESSION. Available to purchase from Artsadmin box office only. The SPILL Mega-Mix Pass gives you entry to events over all three days (6, 7 and 13 April) at Toynbee Studios and National Theatre Studio, and allows you to queue jump for limited capacity sign up events on the day. With this pass you have the opportunity to see: All 10 SPILL National Showcase artists Julia Bardsley Julie Vulcan Qasim Riza Shaheen Grace Schwindt Heather Cassils Wendy Bevan and Temper Temper The SPILL Mega-Mix Pass saves you up to £41! That’s a saving of nearly 50%! The SPILL Mega-Mix Pass does not offer entry to jamie lewis hadley, Martin O’Brien, Barbican or Soho Theatre events.

MIX AND MATCH! Don’t forget to mix and match your SPILL Pass with performances by jamie lewis hadley and Martin O’Brien, Festival events taking place at Barbican – with Lauren Barri Holstein, Verk Produksjoner, Untitled Projects and Forced Entertainment, and Soho Theatre – with Empress Stah and Oblivia. Be sure to book your tickets for these amazing shows for the full SPILL Festival experience! 68


SPILL MIX DAY PASS £20 FULL PRICE, £15 CONCESSION. Available to purchase from Artsadmin box office only. SPILL Mix Day Pass ticket gives you entry to all SPILL events at Toynbee Studios and National Theatre Studio, and allows you to queue jump for limited capacity sign up events on the day. This daily pass is available for 6, 7 or 13 April. The SPILL Mix Day Pass could save you up to £14. That’s a saving of 40%! The SPILL Mix Day Pass does not offer entry to jamie lewis hadley, Martin O’Brien, Barbican or Soho Theatre events.

LIMITED CAPACITY EVENTS Due to the nature of specific events, some will be listed as limited capacity. These performances are clearly marked throughout the brochure and on the SPILL website. To secure a place for these works you will need to sign up on the day of the event at SPILL Central which is located in the foyer of Toynbee Studios. Booking will be on a first come first served basis from 10am. Please note that the SPILL Mega-Mix Pass has priority booking attached.


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WHITECHAPEL GALLERY 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 7QX 020 7522 7888 whitechapelgallery.org

BARBICAN Silk Street EC2Y 8DS 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk

Nearest stations Aldgate Aldgate East Liverpool Street

Nearest stations Aldgate Aldgate East Liverpool Street

Nearest stations Barbican Moorgate

Accessibility wheelchair accessible, theatre fitted with infra-red audio loop system

Accessibility wheelchair accessible, induction loops in some galleries

More info artsadmin.co.uk/ toynbee-studios/ getting-here

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Accessibility wheelchair accessible, radio network audio system More info barbican.org.uk/ visitor-information


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SOHO THEATRE 21 Dean Street W1D 3NE 020 7478 0100 sohotheatre.com

NETIL HOUSE 1 Westgate Street E8 3RL 020 3095 0900 netilhouse.com

Nearest stations Waterloo Southwark

Nearest stations Leicester Square Oxford Circus Piccadilly Tottenham Court Road

Nearest stations London Fields (trains take approx. 7 minutes from Liverpool Street)

Accessibility wheelchair accessible More info spillfestival.com/ your-visit

Accessibility wheelchair accessible, infra-red audio loop system More info sohotheatre.com/visit-us

Accessibility wheelchair accessible More info spillfestival.com/ your-visit


SPILL CREDITS

Artistic Director and Curator: Robert Pacitti General Manager: Jen Walke Producer: Kate Madden Think Tank Producer: Jules Devonshire National Platform and Showcase Project Manager & Administrator: Sally Rose Development Manager: Caroline Lawson Marketing and Communications Manager: Charlene Katuwawala Marketing and Think Tank Assistant: James Gorry Administration Assistant: Lauren Davis Volunteer Coordinator: Natalie Cringle London PR: Paula Joof Technical Consultant: Bernd Fauler Accounts Administrator: Jo Hughes SPILL TV: Lisa Cazzato Vieyra SPILL Photographers: Pari Naderi, Guido Mencari SPILL Festival 2013 International Placement: Olga Masleinnikova Pacitti Company London Volunteer: Devina Kumar Website design and build: Condiment Brochure design: Made In Earnest Print: The Five Castles Press

SPILL Festival is produced as an initiative of Pacitti Company. Pacitti Company Trustees: Gill Graham (Chair), Robyn Durie, Conrad Lynch, Yannick Marzin, Nicole Newman, Martel Ollerenshaw

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SPILL THANKS

Pacitti Company sincerely thanks the following for all their support: Arts Council England Jerwood Charitable Foundation Paul Hamlyn Foundation Live Art Development Agency Royal Norwegian Embassy Barbican King's College London National Theatre Studio Artsadmin Soho Theatre Whitechapel Gallery Netil House A full list of individual thanks is available on our website: spillfestival.com SPILL would not be possible without the generous time given by many volunteers – we thank each of them.


SUPPORT US

We ask you to consider supporting our unique work with a donation, perhaps for the first time. We rely heavily on the crucial support of companies, charitable foundations and individuals who believe our work significantly enriches culture for the better. Providing a donation will ensure that the radical, inspirational work that we bring to London and beyond continues. TO MAKE A DONATION OF UP TO ÂŁ10 PLEASE TEXT SPIL00 TO 70070 LARGER DONATIONS CAN BE PLEDGED VIA SPILLFESTIVAL.COM

Your contribution will be spent directly on helping artists to develop and create new work, and on serving audiences the very best in contemporary experimental work. OVER THE PAST 5 YEARS YOUR SUPPORT HAS ENABLED THE DEVELOPMENT OF OVER 1,300 ARTISTS, THE CREATION OF SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED NEW WORK, AND THE PRESENTATION OF OVER 500 PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS, ATTENDED BY OVER 100,000 PEOPLE.

For more information about our work and to find how you can play a part in the future success of Pacitti Company please contact: Caroline Lawson on 01473 216545 or caroline@pacitticompany.com Work that is risk taking and sometimes challenging is difficult to fund. A SINCERE THANK YOU TO ALL SUPPORTERS AND DONORS

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“Fundamentally artist-led, Pacitti Company excels at providing a thoughtful, visible and critically relevant context in which a broad range of artists can present important work; work that positions itself outside of or across mainstream ideals and expectations.” “The determination and experience of their staff team is an important asset, generously shared with others through their work.” Shonagh Manson, Director, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, generous supporters of SPILL National Platform and Showcase

“SPILL provided me with the opportunity to show my work to a wide audience (my peers, general public and people I admire in the art community), in an excellent central London location.” “It allowed me to afford the materials needed to actualise my vision for the performance, provided an incredible team of staff to support me during every stage of the process, and an opportunity to get crucial feedback for the work, as well as excellent documentation for dissemination, archive and promotion. As a direct result of the Platform, I was invited to perform in Canada.” jamie lewis hadley


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SPILL Festival of Performance 2013 Brochure  

Browse through the SPILL Festival of Performance 2013 brochure before making your way to the Festival, April 3-14.

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