Someone Loves You Drive With Care by Tom Cassani (UK)
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Public funding by Arts Council England
Part of the SPILL National Platform 2016
Tom Cassani is a performance artist and a liar. A crafty specialist of deception, he questions our collective construction of truth and lies, often challenging the borders of his own body using blunt and scary looking objects akin to the classic sideshow stunts made famous in vintage US circus. His trickery and disposition for deceit is enabled by his remarkable sleight of hand exposing deceptive techniques. Professionally trained in prestidigitation, all Tom’s work uses deceit as an artistic platform, exploring subjects of truth, honesty and manipulation.
Control Freak by Cie. Kirkas (France)
Created and Performed by:
Kulu Orr and Rivka Glaubman
Pulsating, funny and perfectly controlled multimedia chaos driven by performer and director Kulu Orr who simultaneously creates and loops live music whilst performing circus tricks and using wearable computers to control light, sound and video across the stage. It’s a heady synthesis of bleeps and visuals, both mesmerising and awe inspiring. The only problem is, there’s no band to help out…yet. Kulu is both a circus a practitioner and computer science expert. French company Kirkas Gaya focus on circus and acrobatics as means of artist expression led by Sandrine Duquesne and Miraël Finkel.