Performance Project/International/Archived in original form
but available for development.
This all came together on the 11th day of the 11th month of 2011 thanks to the supportive commissioning of Die Fabrikanten, the Austrian arts company who instituted a Europe-wide arts festival, Exchange Radical Moments, taking place in centres across the continent and linked by video, social media and creative interaction. For this I worked with producer and artist Adrian Turrell-Watts and our part of the Festival involved taking over parts of the iconic Liverpool hotel, the Adelphi, for a weekend and using spaces for a huge diversity of performances, actions, exhibitions all by and for the transgender community and friends. It was an amazing rollercoaster of an event which was fully documented in photographs and video.
It was part of a long and fruitful relationship with Gerald and Wolfgang from Die Fabrikanten which produced other work, including work in a hotel. I think it was my idea, they think it was theirs, but who cares, - it set the scene for many brilliant events. The idea of a hotel for disparate performances and live art actions is such a good one that we thought to try to interest the Manchester International Festival in it, but nothing came of it. That said, if it captures your imagination, - let’s talk!
Oddly the guys at Die Fabrikanten reckon that they had the idea for Live art performances in a hotel setting. Well, I didn’t get it from them, and they didn’t get it from me so we must have done a telepathy thing. Anyway they very kindly invited me to join them when they did their version in Vienna, “Hotel Obscura” in 2015.