We Are All Made of Stars

johnsmith (UK)

Fri 28 Oct 2016

Town Hall

19:30 // 30mins // Part of SPILL Passes


JOHNSMITH IS A WHATEVER BEING. CHANNELLING MOUNTAINS, STARS, SLIME MOULD AND BACTERIA, JOHN GETS INTO DRAG AS MOTHER EARTH AND TRIES ON BODIES FROM THE CELLULAR TO THE COSMIC.


Submerged in a tide of colourful images of ‘science’ and ‘nature’, johnsmith howls: ‘who am I?!’ and ‘can I make a change?’

we are all made of stars brings together lip sync, projection, live sound and skin to grapple with some overwhelming questions on a microscopic scale.


When johnsmith was born an atom was fired at two slits. The scientists were surprised to see that the singular atom/john behaved like a fluid wave, and flowed through both. They fired again and watched. Under the pressure of an audience the atom/john chose a single slit. In each performance john crystallises one persona from many possibilities.


  • Funded by Arts Council England
  • Supported by Ideastap and Firstsite. Developed at Battersea Arts, Interval Bristol, New River Studios and University of Greenwich.

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