Adam Bee – Huis Clos at The Cornerstone Festival Theatre
Monday November 27 2006 10.00 – 22.00
Adam Bee is on the technical staff of Liverpool Hope University and the Cornerstone Festival. He is also currently undertaking the MA by Creative Practice at Liverpool Hope, and this work (part of his MA study) is an installation that challenges the notion of ‘what a performance is’.
Based upon Jean-Paul Sartre’s seminal and controversial play of the same name, Bee’s installation arose from an interest in existential theory, and the process of taking ideas across art forms.
The play (trans. No Exit) is about 3 characters trapped in a nonsense existence who gradually come to realise that (in the words of one of the three, Garcin) ‘Hell consists of other people’.
Jason, Cornerstone Gallery curator says it’s a piece of work not to be missed, people have been known to stay within the performance space for hours.