Thursday, 6 May 2010

Art Academy artists take part in BOX OFFICE

Art Academy members, present and past have taken part in BOX OFFICE an artist project as part of the Sounds from the Other City festival. BOX OFFICE is an artwork by Maurice Carlin and Pippa Koszerek that issues tickets for a range of events in those spaces left defunct following industrial decline and urban regeneration.

Events and performances included: 'The So Long Series' by Lowri Evans, a live performance over 3 consecutive days at 2.36pm each day on platform 2 of Salford Central Train Station; 'Rebound Diary Project' by Andrew Beswick, discreet acts in commemoration of past events published for each day of a pocketbook diary; 'Ghost Ramp' by Amy Pennington, a ticket touting performance for a road to nowhere; 'Paper Records' by Maria Dada, a corporate board room meeting for a fictitious record label held in Manchester's plush new Civil Justice Centre; 'The Telephone Showbox' by Maurice Carlin, live music beamed down the wires to a telephone box transformed into a gig venue for audiences of one, featuring Dan Deacon, Andrew W K, Six Organs of Admittance, Tune Yards and She Keeps Bees.