Sun 28 September 7.30pm £8, £6
How would you describe the space around a horse? Or lift a watermelon with your voice? This experimental variety show is the result of 6 artists and poets approaching the edges of language through miniature plays, live sound effects, language games and improvisation. Expect bad jokes, fractured speech, aberrant theatre and words under pressure.
Mopha is an art-performance-poetry collective formed by Holly Pester, Patrick Coyle, Emma Bennett, SJ Fowler, James Wilkes and Tamarin Norwood. Mopha pools and mutates the live practices of six adept performers with backgrounds in poetry, sound art, live art and sculpture to create collaborative, site-responsive performances.
Tickets are available from the www.richmix.org.uk website at the link above. This will be the debut performance of the Mopha collective. For examples of previous duo & triplet works visit http://mopha.weebly.com/work.
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Following this debut show, the Mopha collective will be conducting performances in the latter part of 2014 and the early part of 2015. All six members are also part of the extraordinary new residency at the Wellcome Collection, called the Hub. http://www.wellcomecollection.
“The first residents of the Hub at Wellcome Collection, a flagship new space for interdisciplinary projects around health and wellbeing, will investigate the busyness of modern life. Bringing together a rich network of scientists, artists, humanists, clinicians, public health experts, broadcasters and public engagement professionals, the group will explore states of rest and noise, tumult and stillness, and the health implications for lives increasingly lived in a hubbub of activity.
The ambitious project will be nourished by the research resources of Wellcome Collection, the Wellcome Library and the Wellcome Trust and will embrace the noisy city beyond and the people who live in it. The group, selected from 55 applications, will have freedom to develop ideas and outputs over their residency. http://www.wellcomecollection.