As part of the Hankering for Classification programme of events, and to tie in with the current ‘As we are away’ mini Manchester festival, Toast, 6th Floor of Federation House, and home to the current exhibition, is delighted to be hosting ‘Cutting Itchy’.
Organised by MUTO and NOUS Magazine, Cutting Itchy is a workshop led by Océane Tur in collaboration with Tom Estioko Blunt. The workshop relates to the themes in the exhibition involving elements repetition, misunderstanding and the illusion of being involved in an art making process involving film, performance and installation.
Here are the details on how to get involved:
The filming during the workshop will take place inside a gallery setting in an especially built set, and happen throughout one day. That means, we will eventually perform in front of a live ‘studio’ audience.
The film set is the high-society dining room of the Hindenburg airship of 1937. On the last day of its final voyage (As you might know, tragically, it burst into flames before landing at its destination…). Blissfully floating above earth, while fascism spreads below, a small orchestra plays to privileged passengers ignorant of what boils underneath.
This will be as much live theatre, as performance art, and a reconstruction of a film set, where everything is on show and everyone is part of the performance.
Filming will begin at 10am and finish by 5pm. The number of participants is divided into 5 groups of 4 people. Each group will be ‘on set’ for roughly one hour (10am to 11am, 11am to 12am, etc.). You don’t have to be present for the whole day, only for the hour you are taking part. You are naturally welcome to stay and watch, and look round the TOAST exhibition “Hankering for Classification’, curated by Matthew Pendergast and Elizabeth Wewiora which is happening at the same time.
What will happen after the workshop?
After the filming , Joe Whitmore and Generic Greeting Collective will take over the stage for a live animation and DJ-set from 7pm til 8pm. The after-workshop-party with Generic Greeting’s DJ will continue til midnight and welcomes everyone to join.
We’re looking for 1930’s costumes for the scene, it doesn’t matter if you don’t, but if you do have 1930’s style ties, jackets, coats, caps, please do bring them along!
If you are interested in taking part:
contact Juliet to register for a time slot (titling your email “CUTTING ITCHY PARTICIPATION”): firstname.lastname@example.org
or Tom to enquire about the project itself: email@example.com