Interval Takeover

Over two days Bristol-based collective Interval are setting up camp and will taking over both The Wardrobe Theatre and The Old Market Assembly with a thrilling programme of performance, installation, workshops and film

21st Sep - 22nd Sep
Times Vary (see below) | All shows 'Pay What You Decide' (recommended donation £4)

Visitors can expect: karaoke, a Cornish sound installation, specially made walks around Old Market, Donald Trump drag, movements of care, hyper-femininity, resistance gone awry, a tea ceremony, lip-synch, evasive answers and ancestral landscapes…

Interval is a collective of artists who share space, knowledge and resources above St Nicholas market in the centre of Bristol. We perform across the UK and internationally, but rarely on home turf. This is our chance to come together to put on a collection of work for Bristol audiences. The programme will be a mix of work that is brand new, finished, not-quite-finished and some specially made for the weekend.

Performance, visual art and workshops from members brought to you by Ania Varez, Viki Browne, Katherine Hall, Danny Prosser, Jack Drewry, Michael Tew, Mary Eddowes, Jo Hellier, Rachael Clerke, Howl Yuan, Alex Goodman, Eleanor Fogg, Joanna Young, Kip Johnson, Linzy Na Nakorn, Sarah Corbett and Pip Hambly. This year for the Interval Takeover we are excited to be joined by artists Kappa Tseng, Tao Chiang, Lee Nan Hasuan from Taiwan who are in residence with the collective through the Artist Home Swap Exchange.

FRIDAY LINE-UP

Conditions for Possibility by Jo Young
7.30pm-11pm | Installation | In The Bar
A collection of research material, an open studio in the form of participatory installation that explores the notion of sustaining. Funded by a Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales. More info at www.joannayoung.co.uk

Singing Improvisation by Jo Hellier
7.30pm-8pm | In The Theatre

Lucky Ping Pong Dragon Karaoke by Howl Yuan
8.15pm-9.15pm | Performance | In The Theatre
A collective of performances created by 4 Asian artists based in different cities in Britain, each of whom presents two pieces to play with the subjects of identity, consumption and objectification.

Kinkens by Pip Hamley
9.30pm-10.30pm | Performance | In The Theatre
‘Kinkens’ is Old Scots for the evasive answers to the questions of overly curious children. Like, what is the meaning of life. And what shall we do about Jack. Featuring original music by Kid Carpet. “Endearingly inept.” ThreeWeeks, Edinburgh Fringe 2018

SATURDAY LINE-UP

Conditions for Possibility by Jo Young
1pm-8pm | Installation | In The Bar
A collection of research material, an open studio in the form of participatory installation that explores the notion of sustaining. Funded by a Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales. More info at www.joannayoung.co.uk

Workshop with Katherine Hall
1pm-3pm | In The Theatre

The Listening Station by Alex Goodman
1pm-3pm, 3.45pm-4.15pm, 6.15pm-6.45pm, 8.15pm-8.45pm | Installation | In The Bar
(For one person at a time – sign up for a slot)
An installation inspired by the site of an experimental listening station during the cold war monitoring submarine activity. You are invited to shift through material presented at a research desk from the Listening Station with the sea crashing below.

Walking in Circles by Jo Young & Kip Johnson
2pm-7pm (durational)
A circular pilgrimage around a widening field. We walk. Building and following urban Cairns to navigate our path. Listening to a map, tracing and leaving prints. We keep walking. Participate or witness a walk in concentric circles in and around Old Market Assembly.

The No Place by Kappa & Tao
3pm-3.30pm | Performance | In the Bar
With a theatre design background, Kappa and Tao create pieces of low-tech audio-visual spectacles intersecting object theatre and ambient music. Inspired by the recent autonomous-zone murder incident in Taiwan, The No Place explores the theme of resistance gone awry.

Tea Ceremony by Nanshen Lee
4.15pm-4.45pm | Performance | In the Bar
Special Taiwanese style tea ceremony for non-Asian only. A event that celebrate a little happiness in hand in life and witness the brutality from the industrialization and the globalization.

Hyper-Fem by Viki Browne
5pm-6pm | Performance | In The Theatre
Hyper Fem explores the performance of femininity through drag. It challenges restrictive gender norms dictated and commodified by the patriarchy and questions the possibility of subverting these roles using a female body as the site for this satirical performance. This is the first public performance of this work. Inclusive & safe space: contact vbrowne@live.co.uk if you have any access needs.

Double Bill: Coast Path Film by Alex Goodman & How to achieve redemption as a Scot through the medium of Braveheart by Rachael Clerke
7pm-8.10pm | Film & Performance | In The Theatre
Coast Path: In June 2018 Alex walked 150 miles of coast path, gathering sound and video. This work explores ideas of pilgrimage, occult tradition and ancestral landscape in response to the specters encountered while camping alone on the cliftops with the voices of the tide rushing beneath.
How to achieve redemption as a Scot through the medium of Braveheart: In the run up to the Scottish referendum on independence in 2014, Rachael made a very moment-specific Edinburgh fringe show about Braveheart, Donald Trump and Alex Salmond. Now she’s doing the show again, just this once, just for fun. “Biting satire and lightness of touch… Clerke is a magnetic stage presence.” ★★★★ A Younger Theatre

PARTY PARTY by Interval
9pm-12am | In The Bar
Auction of promises, cabaret performance, DJ & dancing!

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