I Guess If The Stage Exploded
Fri 22 Apr 2011
Sat 23 Apr 2011
Pit Theatre, Barbican
In 2009 SPILL launched a National Platform for emerging talent at the National Theatre Studio. In a special double bill two of the selected artists now present new works. Sylvia Rimat is one of them.
Performance artist Sylvia Rimat follows the aspirational and possibly impossible goal to create a show never to be forgotten by its audience members – not a single one. By presenting memory tasks and techniques, the audience will systematically be trained to remember. ‘I guess if the stage exploded…’ draws on presence and sight, on what happens in our brain when we create memories, and our urge to be special and forever commemorated.
Sylvia Rimat is a performance maker from Germany, currently living in Bristol. Her projects often revolve around the process of remembering, personal histories, lived places, risk, and how we orientate ourselves. She is interested in the Live moment of performance and likes to play with the presence of an audience, whilst applying low-profile methods for creating places, situations and interactions in space.
Concept and performance: Sylvia Rimat
Outside Eye: Rhiannon Chaloner
External skype performers: Birgit Binder, Andrés Galeano, Malcolm Whittaker & Georgie Meagher
Photo credit: Laura Montag
Performance time: 15:00
Sylvia Rimat and Simon Bowes talk hosted by Robert Pacitti
22 Apil, 18.15pm in the Hammerson Room (free event)
Both Kings of Enlgand and Sylvia Rimat’s performances are funded by the Arts Council England