A day-long splash of live art and performance in Liverpool.
Mayhem returns to Merseyside for the third frenetic outing of ‘Poolside Emergency – a mini-marathon of the weird and the wonderful, the bizarre and the breathtaking taking over at the Bluecoat on Saturday 13 April.
Co-presented by the Bluecoat and Manchester’s roaming performance collection, Word of Warning, previous incarnations have seen a hunting party leading a charge through the building; visceral experiments with butter and treacle; slow-dances in the lifts; singing in the toilets; mermaids in the cupboards and bucket-dancing in the stairwells
Amongst the twenty-five or so works on show in 2013 the roster includes: a lone woman in a feat of scaffolding endurance; a secret economy conducted in a shed; a man transforming his office desk into a garden; a living, breathing bed of earth and the ulitmate ‘on land’ pool party
The public is invited to drop-in for ten minutes or stay for the full five hours in this free day-out for the curious, filling the Bluecoat’s many spaces from gallery to performance space, courtyard to garden shed.
Participating artists (subject to change):
A Bottle Top Productions | Fiona Anderson | Lindsay Bennett | David Bethell | Megan Clark-Bagnall | Jack Coverdale | Façade Theatre | Frances-Kay | Rachel Gomme | Kitty Graham | Sarah Grainger-Jones | Martin Hamblen | Lara Haworth & Lucy Hayhoe | Michelle Man & Lauren McGowan | Sophie Nathan | Julieann O’Malley | Louise Orwin | Paper People Theatre | Xristina Penna + aswespeakproject | PGB | Rebekka Platt | Rosanne Robertson | Moreno Solinas | Sarah Spanton / Waymarking | Sam Treadaway