Call for participants for live art piece at Manchester International Festival 2011
Manchester-based participants needed for the re-staging of a piece by artist Xu Zhen, one of China’s foremost artistic pioneers.
The piece is being staged as part of 11 Rooms, a group exhibition in the Manchester International Festival 2011, and will take place in the Manchester Art Gallery.
This work is a mediation on the in-between status of marginalized communities, specifically migrant workers. Therefore, the artist has requested that participants in this piece are immigrants to the UK.
Performer requirements: Height: between 5’7” and 5’9” (170cm). Weight: not more than 11 stone (70kg)
The piece is called In Just a Blink of an Eye. In the space are people completely tilted, as if ready to topple, but frozen as if in time or in space.
Dates: You will need to be available for rehearsals on the 8th of (3-7pm), and for performances from the 9th- 17th July(10am-5pm).
This is a chance to be a part of Manchester’s most exciting arts festival, and to participate in work by an internationally acclaimed artist.
To apply: please email contact details, your height and weight, and brief CV to edie.culs…@mif.co.uk by 23/06/2011