Pacitti Company

Sat 14 Apr 2007
Sun 15 Apr 2007

Barbican (Conservatory)

“A seamless flow of beautifully crafted, intelligent images” Christopher Hewitt – Live Art Magazine

In 1996 Robert Pacitti travelled to New York to meet and spend time with the author and raconteur Quentin Crisp, in order to produce a new work that took Crisp’s infamous autobiography ‘The Naked Civil Servant’ as its starting point. Exploring issues of liberty – and disobedience – ‘Civil’ integrates live performance, film, slides, original sound materials, and music. Since Crisp’s death the piece has undeniably shifted, and a work that set out to explore shared aspirations and joint activism now reads as a series of images and ideas placed in relation to notions of legacy.

For the past 15 years the internationally acclaimed Pacitti Company has been making award winning performance work for a range of theatre, gallery and site-specific spaces worldwide.