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Here’s a very brief update on what I have coming up over the next couple of months, for those that are interested. I hope you can make it along to one of these things, whoever you are I’m sure it’d be lovely to see you there.


Zilla! in Cambridge, as part of the Junction’s Sampled Festival (5 & 6 May)

ZILLA! is a wildly unwieldy three-part project I created last year; part stage-show, part slide-show, part-installation, part street game. It’s an exploration of cities and a celebration of Hollywood disaster movies, featuring the brilliant Ira Brand of Tinned Fingers and Christopher Bailey (recently seen in Made in China’s We Hope That You’re Happy (Why Would We Lie?)). We’ll be presenting all three parts over the course of the weekend; Part I will be on Saturday night, Part II on Sunday night and you get your own personal copy of Part III to take home with you if you manage to make it to both. This is the first time that the whole finished piece will be presented over the course of a single weekend.

There’s a bit more information about the project here, and more information about the Sampled Festival over here, where in addition to Zilla! you can see people as variously brilliant as Action Hero, Bryony Kimmings, Ross Sutherland and Melanie Wilson.

‘Field is a brilliant observer; precise but poetic too. As the narrative unfolds, one gets the impression of a wide-eyed and open-hearted soul, drinking in and describing every little detail.’ (Miriam Gillinson, Notes on Theatre)

Motor Vehicle Sundown (after George Brecht) in Brighton (13 – 15 May) and Bristol (18 – 24 May)

Motor Vehicle Sundown is a sound piece for two people at a time, taking place in a car on the top level on the top level of a multi-storey car park. It is an imagined journey through the history of the car and the history of America. The audience listen and play along, imagining themselves on quiet highways, and drive-in movie theatres or caught in traffic in the middle of the city.

This is a piece that was originally commissioned by the Arches in Glasgow for their Off-site season in 2009 and is being remade this year for the Caravan Showcase at the Brighton Festival and then travelling on to the brilliant Mayfest in Bristol. A bit more information about the show can be found over here.

Secrets and Lies in Contemporary Art at Fierce Festival in Birmingham (3pm, Friday 6 April)

This is a panel discussion I’ll be chairing for Fierce Festival, exploring the way in which artists across disciplines incorporate the untrue and the unannounced into their practice. We are here to tell you about some lies, and maybe to tell you some lies. To reveal some secrets and allude to others. We will be discussing clandestine gigs and concealed venues, artists that don’t really exist and things that never actually happened. We will be asking what the value of such activity is, how it challenges both our expectations of art and the way in which we look at the world. We will be considering the transgressive potential of these strategies in contemporary art and imagining news ways in which to use them.

The panel will be made up of artist James Webb and Iannis Iannou, curator at New Art Gallery Walsall. The discussion is free and will be at Fierce’s festival hub at Vivid Gallery. Everyone is welcome.

(Image by Ludovic Des Cognets)