Polis

Type Performance
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2001
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Abstract

Commissioned and presented in Cardiff, in 2001, 'Polis' was realised within the context of Mike Brookes and Mike Pearson's long term collaboration, under the umbrella of their performance collective 'Pearson/Brookes'.

A large-scale three hour multi-site performance event, addressing the city centre of Cardiff, and engaging the specifically structured use of low-grade analogue technology, collage dramaturgy, and the juxtaposition of live and mediated documentation generated during the performance itself. The work being structured across twenty-five located performance fragments, realised as isolated events, at twenty-five sites across the centre of the city - experienced live by spectators delivered to the encounter of each isolated fragment by guided taxi, and then immediately recombined and revealed within a specifically equipped studio theatre space, through a series of reconstructions built solely from the documentary traces captured and returned by those spectators.

Documentation and original media fragments of the work are available.