Be Festival

Permission with Sandra Hall (Friction Arts)

Permission. To play in the public realm, to make non-linear work, to sketch, to fail spectacularly.

We’ll use everyday objects to create images that tell new stories, to imbue our work with depth and meaning. I’ll introduces techniques, exercises to interrupt patterns of habit, towards authentic place-making and storytelling. Bring a food you love or hate; and a non-precious object.

Birmingham-based collective Friction Arts make extraordinary work happen in awkward spaces, using multi-disciplinary art practices, creating bespoke works to tell hidden tales. They’ve worked in Birmingham, North and Eastern Europe, USA, South Africa, Australia and Brazil, collaborating with Philippe Gaulier, Augusto Boal, Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Mark Storor. They are passionate about provoking change, thought and joy through performance, installation, intervention, collaboration and rigor.

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