urbanflows: entangled in the grain of worlds, becoming
Wednesday 18 – Friday 20 & Tuesday 24 to Wednesday 25 September
Coventry…England…Britain. On the edge of the Atlantic. Not Europe…and not-not Europe. Planet Earth. Burning up. Somewhere in this mess of roads, construction site optimism and hyped-up fast moving tunes, fast food, slow decline, urban wasteland and screen swipe seduction, retail stupor-uber, zero hours, no time left. The vegans and petrol guzzlers are taking a stand. Can we dance the vitality of a wild planet even as it is dangerously altered by human technologies? By walking/moving through the urbanwild of Coventry, can humans begin to sense their own profound entanglement? urbanflows proposes a hybrid ecosystem, highlighting cycles of carbon (in the making of concrete; the burning of fossil fuels; the metabolisms of plants and creatures), and the meshed movements of air, water, mobile phones, machines, and living things. The wildness is mutating fast, but maybe not fast enough. The seduction of code/space, the cloud, the network…these condition us to stay locked-in. Come on a journey through the messy real and remember your place in wildness…
urbanflows: entangled in the grain of worlds, becoming is an audience experience that journeys through the city of Coventry, with elements of performance, installation, sound, video, and words scattered throughout the everyday spaces passed through. Audience size is limited and tickets must be booked at least four hours in advance. If you have one, please bring your smart phone, charged and with data. You will receive the secret starting location and instructions by text and email 24 hours before (or on the day of the performance for late bookings). The work will proceed rain or shine. You are advised to wear comfortable footwear for walking and dress for the weather conditions. Bring hope.
urbanflows: entangled in the grain of worlds, becoming is a sirenscrossing production. It was commissioned by Sensing the City (AHRC-funded/University of Warwick); lottery-funded by Arts Council England; and supported by Artspace Coventry, The Pod/Food Union, Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, The Herbert Art Gallery.
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