Fierce Festival Returns: 29 March – 8 April 2012
Fierce Festival, Birmingham’s premier festival of live art, performance and public intervention returns from 29 March – 8 April 2012. Artists from across the globe will bring boundary-pushing performances and art installations to Birmingham.
- Dachshund U.N. A model of the United Nations assembly will be populated with 47 dachshunds from across the West Midlands, positioned in a central Birmingham location for a playful, satirical and often chaotic piece. Watch footage of the 2010 performance in Melbourne here:http://tinyurl.com/DachshundFierce
- The ultimate alternative Easter celebrations with Daniel Lismore’s Shabba Dabba Dah.Channelling the spirit of Leigh Bowery, Lismore changes his visual identity daily, continually re-inventing and documenting his ever-changing look. He brings his opulent and outrageous club night to Birmingham for a special edition. http://daniellismore.tumblr.com/
- Mette Edvardsen, Time Has Fallen Asleep in the Afternoon Sunshine – co-produced with Birmingham REP and performed in Birmingham Central Library. Celebrating the soon to be defunct brutalist building and the literature within, the project (inspired by Truffaut’s Fahrenheit 451) will see entire books memorised and recited to visitors. www.metteedvardsen.be
- Graeme Miller, Track (in association with Ikon Gallery) Graeme Miller presents a moveable participatory installation where the viewer is pulled along a track. The work creates a shift in relationship with whichever environment it is installed, whether built or natural, indoor or outdoor.www.artsadmin.co.uk/artists/graeme-miller
- Mehmet Sander – The extreme choreographer will run an intensive workshop to create a new group performance, with maximum collision and velocity. http://bit.ly/mehmetsander /http://bit.ly/MehmetSanderBio
- Ron Athey, Gifts of the Spirit: Automatic Writing Fierce veteran Ron Athey returns to work for the first time with an ensemble in an expansive group performance focused on automatic writing. http://www.ronathey.com/bio.pdf
The full programme of events will be announced in January 2012.