12th April, 2011
Over the next ten days, we’ll be posting a series of blogs about this year’s Uncivilisation festival, which will look in more detail at what the weekend will offer. To kick off, we feature a short guest post from Douglas Strang, who is creating a unique public art and performance event for the climax of the festival’s Saturday night. Tickets for Uncivilisation 2011 can be bought here.
At this year’s Dark Mountain Festival on the Saturday night, in the woods, there will be a performance of ‘Liminal’: a mix of physical theatre, installation art, poetry and music. Without revealing too much at this stage, I have in mind a kind of modern day ‘mummers play’ which will be low-tech, uncivilised, and participative.
I’m in the process of assembling a group of volunteer ‘players’ who will contribute to the performance. This is an opportunity for anyone who is attending the festival and who would like to be part of a unique Dark Mountain event.
I’m keen to hear from those who already have an interest in the creative arts, but I would also like to encourage anyone who has never done anything like this before to be bold and get involved!
There is scope for participation at all levels, from a role as lantern bearer to playing a principal part or reciting a few lines of verse. Players of acoustic musical instruments would also be most welcome.
If you would like to take part, or are curious to learn more, please contact me via my page on the DM network, or e-mail me at email@example.com
I look forward to hearing from you
Posted by Paul Kingsnorth on 12 April, 11
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