‘Golden Age’ is a project that takes the form of guided tours of shopping centres, banks and office buildings in the manner of sightseeing strolls through archaeological sites. These places escape our attention on a daily basis and are rarely considered beyond their functional dimension. Starting from the architecture of these specific buildings, the public is invited to walk through the spaces of consumption, capital and wage labour.
These particular spaces, which can be found in any city, are the embodiment of capital, employment and consumerism. Designed in the 20th century, they contain within them models of organisation, circulation and scenography that inspire wonder, confidence, security and discipline.
By treating the visit as a dramatic object, the artists conduct another investigation: what do we do when we visit a place as a group?
For this Birmingham iteration, our local guide will be performer Adaya Henry and the tour will take place within the Bullring & Grand Central complex.
The starting location will be emailed to ticket bookers. This is a limited capacity event and is not included in the ticket discount scheme.
Concept, text | Igor Cardellini, Tomas Gonzalez
Guide | Adaya Henry
Assistant | Pierre-Angelo Zavaglia
Dramaturgical Collaboration | Adina Secrétan
Technique | Sonya Trolliet
Production & touring | Sarah Gumy
Production | K7 Productions, Théâtre de Vidy-Lausanne
Production support | Arts Center Vooruit, Ghent KANAL-Centre Pompidou, Brussels
And | Canton de Vaud Ville de Lausanne Loterie romande Pro Helvetia – Fondation suisse pour la culture Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art Fondation Ernst Göhner Fondation Jan Michalski Fund culturel SSA Fondation Casino Barrière Montreux Corodis
This is a walking tour, which involves walking at a gentle pace for 70 minutes. You will wear headphones throughout and have a guide with you.
*THIS SHOW IS NOT INCLUDED IN OUR TIERED DISCOUNT OFFER*
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