The God, the Good, and the Guillotine A concert ‘opera’ in 11 chapters Dr Jane Turner and Dr Martin Blain Department of Contemporary Art Manchester Metropolitan University
The Collaborators For information on the project see: http://proto-type.org/category/news/ For this project - Proto-type Theater: Peter Petralia (now an associate of the company): writer and director Andrew ‘Wes’ Westerside: performer; latterly also director Gillian Lees: performer MMUle (Manchester Metropolitan University laptop ensemble) Martin Blain: composer and performer Paul J. Rogers: composer and performer Nick Donovan: composer and performer Associates: Adam York Gregory: animator Rebecca m.k. Makus: lighting designer
Working strategies • Displacement – of objects in the space, material propositions being brought into space. • Defamiliarisation – spatial relationships and dynamic relationships between performers, and performers and objects. • Translation – Blog: space to translate rehearsal experience into reflective experience – and different sense of knowing • Transformation – of proposed materials using interventions.
Rehearsal block 2 Nick Donovan, Andrew ‘Wes’ Westersideand Martin Blain
Rehearsal block 2 Gillian Lees, Nick Donovan, Andrew ‘Wes’ Westersideand Martin Blain
Rehearsal block 2 Paul J. Rogers, Gillian Lees, Leentje Van de Cruysand Nick Donovan.
Rehearsal block 2 Gillian Lees, Leentje Van de Cruys, Nick Donovan and Andrew ‘Wes’ Westerside; light objects by Rebecca m.k. Makus
John Cage on devising We must construct, that is, gather together what exists in a dispersed state. As soon as we give it a try, we realize that everything already goes together. Things are gathered together before us; all we have done is to separate them. Our task henceforth, is to reunite them (quoted by Georg Laue, ‘…To Gather Together What Exists in a Dispersed State’ in Composed Theatre: Aesthetics, Practices, Processes edited by Matthias Rebstock and David Roesner, 2012: 136).
Re-configured space from block 3 MMUle and Leentje Van de Cruys
Spatial configuration merging laptop and theatre performers Proto-type Theater and MMUle
A set-up from block 3 work. Proto-type Theater and MMUle
Preview night at The Tramway January 24th 2013
The arrival of the animations – The Tramway Animator: Adam York Gregory
A critical magpie • Performative polyphony • Technological uncanny • Aesthetic pleasure • Technological sublime • Technological heteronomy