The Closing Night of Your Reality is Broken Festival
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An ecstatic transformation ritual. Six hours of the same song played by the house band: When the Going is Smooth and Good by 70s Electro synth pioneer William Onyeabor. A dance to destruction or a dance to transcendence.
The performance draws on a range of historically dispersed attempts to extend and circulate simple musical structures, across the boundaries of high art and ritualistic, communal experience.
From Erik Satie’s Vexations (1893) and the deceptively shallow musical treatments of Ragnar Kjartansson to the Bumba Boi rituals of North East Brazil and the Coming of Age ceremonies of Nsu in Igboland.
An absurdist experiment in durational performance which will feature performance art directed by Jonathan Grieve.
Featuring very Special Guests (more TBA):
Tanya Auclair, Will LV Sam Mackay, British Intervention, Tom Richards, Yung-Yee Chen, Neil Luck (Squib Box), Saul Eisenberg, Dave Maric, Neil Ridley, Gabor Halsaz, Nwando Ebizie, Jonathan Grieve, Moss Beynon Juckes, Timovich Capov (Bastard Assignments)