The use of the bus station, a contested space within the city, for the performance is a subtle political statement referencing the tensions which currently exist within the cities various communities. There has been an ongoing debate as to its future. By performing at the top of the car park we indicated that there are other uses for the space as well as highlighting how functional the space is. Is there any need to knock it down when it functions perfectly well as a large multi story car park? Should we even be trying to think of new ways to use it when with a small amount of care and attention, cleaning and properly lighting it would become a friendlier less threatening place?
The audio performance and the film and sonic mimesis of the bus station bring these separated situations back together.
MODZ is part of Portfolio North West:
Celebrating creative talent in the region, Portfolio NW brings together eight artists who have been specially commissioned to make new works. Committed to supporting artists and practitioners at significant stages of their career, the Bluecoat continues to embrace the ethos of support established by artists who founded the art centre over 100 years ago.
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