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Interruptions

Interruptions is a series of one-off live art performances, workshops, and film screenings that usually takes place in the main gallery in between exhibitions. Since Spring 2020 Interruptions has taken place online and outside, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Its format provides an experimental platform for presenting ideas; it is an invitation for artists to test and deliver new or in-development projects.

For this Summer season, Interruptions remains outside of the gallery and is centred around listening. Interruptions: Sounds is a collection of new audio works by seven artists, spanning spoken word, ambient sound and musical tracks. The collection will be available as a free, downloadable album, enabling listeners to experience the work away from digital screens, and encouraging time spent outdoors.

Interruptions: Sounds will be launched and available to download on Friday 6 August.

Contributing artists: Kp Culver (Leeds), Rowland Hill (Manchester), Ashley Holmes (Sheffield), Justine McDonnell (Belfast), Eye Suriyanon (Glasgow), Keisha Thompson (Manchester) and Raz Ullah (Manchester).

Interruptions: Sounds
06.08.21 - 10.09.21

New audio works by Kp Culver, Rowland Hill, Ashley Holmes, Justine McDonnell, Eye Suriyanon, Keisha Thompson and Raz Ullah. Available to download and listen.

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Past Events

Videos are available on our Youtube channel.

Interruptions: The Intersectional Hydra
28.05.21

With Harold Offeh and Michelle Williams Gamaker

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Interruptions: Conway and Young
04.03.21

Milk Report

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Interruptions: Libby Heaney
03.02.21 - 10.02.21

Agency is the ability to act.

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Interruptions: Freya Dooley
22.05.20

Ventriloquy for radio

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Interruptions: Barry Sykes
21.05.20

An Introduction to Laughter Yoga

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Interruptions: Aliyah Hussain
20.05.20

The sleep of plants

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Interruptions: ARM
23.01.20

An audio-visual performance with references to theatre, installation, sound and cinema.

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Interruptions: John Powell-Jones
21.01.20

A performance exploring the idea of personal realities in an era of fake news and "alternative truths".

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Interruptions: Nick Jordan
16.01.20

Filmed in Tripoli, Lebanon, Concrete Forms of Resistance is a documentary centred upon the city’s abandoned ‘Permanent International Fair’, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in the mid-1960s.

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Interruptions: Bryony Gillard and invited guests
14.01.20

Slippery, Sticky, Wet is a screening programme curated by artist Bryony Gillard taking it's point of departure from Gillard's new moving image work, Unctuous Between Fingers, which explores ecologies of care and ideas of co-worlding through the lens of seaweed.

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Opera
19.10.19

Rowland Hill and Jack Sheen are a girl-boy artist duo whose work amalgamates existing material into long-duration performances. Their new piece, Opera, borrows from one of history’s most particular yet vague cultural oddities, pirouetting along the lines of performance and sculptural installation.

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Talking Back - Call & Response
12.10.19

A conversational performance from Leo Robinson, Leo Hermitt, Sadé Mica and Chantelle Fagan-Clarke. Sharing thoughts on Cosmic Joy, Gender, Power and Play. Curated by Leo Hermitt

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Foreign Investment: HAPPY HOUR!
10.10.19

HAPPY HOUR! is an interactive live art event inspired by weather reports, swinging between normality and crisis mode in the summer of 2019, a summer of surging temperatures, burning Tundra, deforestation and rapidly melting Greenland ice.

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Claire Hope: Human but not practiced
10.10.19

An actor performs different physical states, questioning what it means to exist, act, assume or relinquish control.

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Interruptions: Louise Adkins
10.05.19

This performance is the culmination of a residency at the Tetley Centre for Contemporary Art in Leeds (2018).

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Interruptions: Rory Mullen and Karl Astbury
02.05.19

A performance which will include the discovery of an important historical artefact, a great sea voyage and enthusiasm.

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Interruptions: Tim Brennan
30.04.19

This is the second in a developing series of Brennan’s manoeuvres which involves the use of the guided walk form around educational environments to uncover the relationship of walking to the history of teaching and learning.

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Interruptions: Jenny Baines
23.01.19

Jenny Baines devises a series of 16mm film installations followed by a film screening of work by Jenny Baines and invited artists.

Interruptions: K Craig
22.01.19

K Craig presents From The World Without Us, part of an ongoing artistic research project into Cosmic Pessimism, the sublime, mysticism and the End of the World. This audio/visual piece brings together macro photography, digital distortion, ritual film and sequenced samples to respond to ideas of what waits in a world beyond ours.

Interruptions: Sam Meech and Raz Ullah
17.01.19

Analogue meets digital in a series of experimental installations and generative performance using video feedback. There will be a short experimental AV performance by Raz Ullah and Sam Meech, conjuring sound and image to give feedback form, from 6:30pm.

Interruptions: Chris Paul Daniels
15.01.19

Chris Paul Daniels has programmed an evening of sound, video and interruptions with invited guests: Amelia Crouch, Aliyah Hussain, Alice Theobald and Jennet Thomas.

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