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On 5 May Adam James and I will be running Have you come here to play Jesus? a larp (live action role play) about euthanasia hosted by The Bad Vibes Club as part of their residency at Flat Time House.

5 May, 1-5:30pm, Flat Time House, London
To apply email info@badvibesclub.co.uk

Have you come here to play Jesus? written by Masha Bugayova, Zhenja Karachun, Olga Rudak and Nastassia Sinitsyna is larp that portrays the controversial phenomenon of euthanasia in the modern world. The characters face the unbearable choice of determining whether or not to end the life of a paralysed family member. It’s about love, family and choices we make. This is a larp for 6 people.


Issue 2 of STILL LIFE is still available to buy online as well as from Ti Pi Tin and Housmans Bookshop and Chisenhale Dance Space, and Movement (Worcester)

It features 'The Nurses', in which Old Fool RNYuki and Dakota reflect on handling patients; 'Less Habitual Grip', a text by Emma Bäcklund; 'The Dominatrix', an interview with Killpussy about lift and carry. 'Rape Culture and the Duet', a text by Eleanor Sikorski; 'The Dolls', a survey with M DollInsanity’s Equilibrium and Kiya K.; and 'A Problematic Performance', an interview with Sara Wookey about Marina Abramović, labour rights and saying no.
On 26 May, Sarah Jury and I will be running Alien Phenomenology a larp we wrote with Nina Runa Essendrop.

26 May 5.30-9.30pm, SPACE Studios, London

More information/ tickets

In Alien Phenomenology a silent encounter offers a brief window into the relationship between two or three beings, objects or sites. It might be about a healer and their patient, or two friends, perhaps one of those friends is not a human but a dog, or an ancient tree, or even an entire landscape.

This work exists on the intersection between somatic practice and larp. It is lightly structured and involves each player building internal narratives based on their physical interactions with an emphasis on playing out passivity and activity in these relationships.

This is one of a number of larps programmed to coincide with An Extension of Us. Adam James’s exhibition at SPACE 20 April - 2 June.

I could never imagine where I am now so how can I imagine where I will be next
by Paul Hughes & Hamish MacPherson

We won't be talking about this or that particular echo of the future - for example how we might predict dance is going to be taught, or be changed by new technologies. Instead, we’re interested in how the future plays a dynamic role in the present throughout our work as independent artists. We are interested in how the future, or rather the idea of the future, influences our understandings, desires and decision-making. The future is something we construct, sell and attempt to avoid. The future is something toward which we - individually and collectively - continually re-orient ourselves.

We don’t have an argument, so to speak; instead we have a collection of loose notes drawing together our reflections on a constantly deferred future. At times, it risks qualities of naivety, precociousness, narcissism and irresponsibility - as we attempt to speak with a frankness about the realities and aspirations that underpin our working landscape. Alongside our position as practicing artists, we embrace the roles of amateur scholars, or para-academics. 

We think that risking the embarrassment of this naivety might be useful. And perhaps we are practicing writing and speaking as we work towards a future in which we write and speak more often in these kinds of spaces. 

Ok: enough of the disclaimer, let’s get on with it. 

Carry on reading...

Some things from friends

Adam James: An Extension of Us
20 Apr – 2 June
SPACE Mare Street, London

An installation that also functions as a site for a series of larps to unfold.

6 MAY 2018

Katabasis: A Larp about descents and origin myths

11 MAY 2018
Strangers: A larp exploring cultural clashes and integration

12 MAY 2018
No Island is an Island: A larp using sound to create fictive islands

20 MAY 2018
Sign: A larp about being understood

26 MAY 2018
Alien Phenomenology: A larp about a silent alien encounter

Tate n Lyle presents THIS + TIMBER 
26 May
Richmix, London

Two new choreographies of object, gesture and space. Interdisciplinary artists Tate n Lyle present new work, alongside Elinor Lewis with Hannah Parsons.


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