Fierce Festival 2019 / Birmingham, UK / 15 – 20 October

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Julia Bardsley (London)

AN APIAN PARADOX

Sunday 20 October 2019, 12.00pm5.00pm

Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park
Birmingham, B12 9QH United Kingdom
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Drop in. Presented in partnership with Midlands Arts Centre and Arts & Science Festival

5 hours

Free

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Julia Bardsley

Credit Dani Harvey

Reading Room_03 Bardsley v Maeterlinck / Social Insect Trilogy / part i. The Life of the Bee

With just a couple of turntables, two female bee-ings remix Belgian symbolist poet Maurice Maeterlinck’s classic natural history text The Life of the Bee, in it’s entirety, to a soundtrack of Earth’s drone music.

Creating a hive party and under the influence of exotic substances secreting from their own bodies, anthropological questions rise to the surface when the vinyl grooves are scraped by venom styluses in this elaborate installation. Why are these workers planning to massacre the males? Are you OK Honey?

Concept - Julia Bardsley Creation & Performance - Julia Bardsley with Moa Johansson Reading - Grant Bardsley Guest BJ’ing - Andrew Poppy & Owen Parry

Fierce Says

Julia is one of the most interesting figures in UK theatre with her highly visual and often macabre shows and installations. In this piece, you’re invited to drop in, stay a while, maybe have a drink: it’s a performance hangout to contemplate our current environmental and political crisis.

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Sunday 20 October 2019

12.00pm

Midlands Arts Centre, Theatre