emergency accommodation from BLANK to Burgess and back again… http://bit.ly/ocNMg3

From midday till 6.30 experience a series of installations, interventions and interactive encounters punctuation the day at BLANKSPACE, IABF and on Hulme Street.

Dani Abulhawa - No Place Like Home
An audio-tale of the suburban extra-ordinary, re-imagining Hulme Street, a place at the edges of the city and suburbs.
Pre-loaded MP3 players and further instructions will be available at BLANKSPACE (deposit required, bring your own headphones).  Alternatively, files can be accessed at: http://soundcloud.com/daniabulhawa for playback on your own device. 

Lowri Evans - Hold My Hand
Where are we going and how do we know if we get there? An unforgettable hand held journey for two, about travelling, trust and truth.
Join Lowri as she shuttles you between venues. £1 deposit required, refunded on the safe return of the artist.

Wayne Steven Jackson - Est. 1983
Empty boxes and questions asked of your former self…
A stop gap, a preparation for the future with the memories of the past. It's about moving on. It's about growing up. It's about making the best of a bad situation.

Angel Club (north) - minute

we don't have much time… just one minute … so much we want to do….we will have to be quick…..there is something I need to ask you……is there something you need to say ?……quickly………you don't have much time.

Stella Dimitrakopoulou - Frauen Danst Frauen
An ongoing video allegory of industrial process and the social roles imposed on women. Inspired by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker's Rosas Danst Rosas (1983), Mother and daughter, sit side by side copying a worker-bee routine. Hair swinging, they grasp their breasts, their arms reach out and retract like pistons in a copy press.

Minute - a minute but universal  pubic engagement from Angel Club (north)

Laura Bradshaw - An Invitation to the Dance
A celebration of our fleeting moments of connection… Together we will make the dance, shaping a ritual which remembers those we know, those we have lost and the places we have been.

Images:  Dani Abulhawa, Lowri Evans, Wayne Steven Jackson, Stella Dimitrakopoulou, Laura Bradshaw

Sneak preview of who's on when at emergency accommodation #emergency mcr

We're all gearing up for a long day of technical meetings tomorrow - lots of talking, lots of trying to figure out how to make it all work together, all in the safe hands of our lovely ex-greenroom tech team!

Meanwhile, we thought we'd let you in on an outline schedule of how we think things will work - all, obviously still subject to change!

There is work that punctuates the whole day, then work that fits into three sessions.  

From 12-6.30 BLANKSPACE will be running much like a gallery - with live installations, durationals and one-to-ones punctuated by timed interventions both there and performances at IABF.

For a map of the venues go to: EmergencyMap

From 7pm we turn over to 'show mode', with four brief, witty pieces all in IABF.

Daytime: 12-6.30

Wayne Steven Jackson - Est. 1983, Dani Abulhawa - No Place Like Home, Stella Dimitrakopoulou - Frauen Danst Frauen, angel club (north) - minute, Lowri Evans - Hold My Hand, Laura Bradshaw - An Invitation to the Dance

Session 1:  12-3

{digame} - The Eye of the Beholder, Julieann O'Malley - Pouring my Heart out, Rebekka Platt - Tsee with Migishoo, Angst Performance - Healing, Chris Fitzsimmons - Moves, Lucy Hutson - Make do and mend myself Sturgeon's Law - Explorers, Zoë Washington - Margaret And Me, FallenWall Arts - Kill me beautiful, Anaïs Lalange - g=9.81m/s , Façade Theatre - Celladour, 

Session 2: 3.30-6.30

Jessica Lee - Stalking My Neighbour, Andy Nizinskyj - One Suave Fuckker (after David Lynch), GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN - Oral, Small Acts - Shower Scenes, Shona Harrison/Nicola Ellis - Against the Grain, Krissi Musiol - Blue, Katherina Radeva - Near Gone, Pinkorange Project - Homeless in Prescott, Arizona, Laura Bradshaw  - An Invitation to the Dance - sharing, Nicola Canavan - Red Stitches on a White Crow  

Evening session - 7-9

 Four Cats Theatre - Mappa Mundi, Cutteruption - Even The Lone Ranger Had Tonto, Robin Sidwell - Harold Camping Presents, Matt & Nath - Rum, Sodomy, and the lash.


Images: GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN, Anaïs Lalange, Nicola Canavan, Shona Harrison/Nicola Ellis

emergency accommodation selection complete...

After 9 hours of musing and countless days of schedule crunching, the selection is now complete.

Though still subject to change, the current list of participating artists is: 

Anaïs Lalange, Andy Nizinskyj, angel club (north), Angst Performance, Chris Fitzsimmons, Cutteruption, Dani Abulhawa, {digame}, Façade Theatre, FallenWall Arts, Four Cats Theatre , GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN, Jessica Lee, Julieann O'Malley, Katherina Radeva, Krissi Musiol, Laura Bradshaw, Lowri Evans, Lucy Hutson, Matt & Nath, Nicola Canavan, Pinkorange Project, Rebekka Platt, Robin Sidwell, Shona Harrison/Nicola Ellis, Small Acts, Stella Dimitrakopoulou, Sturgeon's Law, Wayne Steven Jackson, Zoë Washington

The full schedule will be published here from Monday 26 September, but look out for teasers before that!

Due to the nature of the buildings, many of the pieces will be very limited capacity, first come first served and the programme will fall into 3 sessions

Session 1 - 12-3 pm - durationals, one-on-ones, limited capacity and some larger capacity sit-down performances

Session 2 - 3.30-6.30pm - durationals, one-on-ones, durationals, one-on-ones, limited capacity and some larger capacity sit-down performances

Session 3 - 7-9pm - sit-down performances and a possilbe (weather dependent) finale!

For a map of the venues go to: EmergencyMap

emergency accommodation reading and selection now underway...

After a brief, Edinburgh-centric hiatus, the reading and selection process for emergency accommodation is now underway - which means we've got some phonebook size piles of paper to wade through!  

For all those who submitted can we just remind you to hold Saturday 17 September free in your diaries for technical meetings in case you are selected.  The selection meeting is Saturday 3 September - we will be in touch with everyone as soon as possible after that to let them know.


emergency accommodation - call for proposals

Saturday 1 October, 2011 - noon til 10pm
BLANKSPACE & International Anthony Burgess Foundation (IABF), Manchester.

In the wake of the closure of greenroom, our long running emergency platform has fled the safe confines of its black-box home and is taking shelter in the arms of BLANKSPACE and IABF.
This will be an emergency like you've never seen it before!
We DON'T have a fully fledged theatre or lots of equipment or money...
We DO have some really interesting spaces and a lot of energy to make something exciting happen!


If you would like to join us in creating this unique emergency event, then send us a proposal for low-tech short performative works, durationals, one-to-ones, performance installations or interventions to happen in these two spaces, and even on the journey in between.
Full details of how to apply and of the spaces available below:
Open for proposals from 12 July,
Deadline 5pm 19 August 2011.

Enquiries: emergency@habarts.org or leave a message at 07837 229 8177  
produced by: hÅb & Blank Media Collective
supported by:  The Burgess Foundation, Contact, LANWest, Arts Council England
greenroom legacy project.

For those who didn't  make the open evening, if you want to get a general feel of the amazing spaces, (www.blankmediacollective.org) there is generally someone at BLANKSPACE weekdays 1-6pm

IABF's cafe is open  8am - 5pm weekdays, 10am - 5pm at weekends

In both cases, ask nicely and I'm sure they'll let you have a look around!

nb: Proposal form updated 25/7/11 to permit longer URLs

Failing a citywide zombie attack, emergency accommodation BLANKSPACE open evening tomorrow is business as usual!

Just a quick note to say that the open evening at BLANKSPACE (Thursday 11 August 1730-1930) is, for now, going ahead as planned... If the city is over-run by 'late night shoppers' again tonight we may think differently, but for now it's still on.  
If you're planning on coming down, especially if you're travelling, please keep your eye on the news and the transport situation - and check back on this site.  We'll update if there are any changes.
Useful sites might be:
Manchester Confidential www.manchesterconfidential.co.uk
and the transport sites including http://www.tfgm.com/

emergency accommodation BLANKSPACE open evening Thursday 11 August 1730-1930

We've had a couple of requests to see the spaces available for emergency accommodation - so we've organised an open evening at BLANKSPACE (43 Hulme Street, Manchester, M15 6AW) on Thursday 11 Aug 1730-1930 - so feel free to pop down and have a look and a chat.
There is no access to IABF that evening.
For those unable to make the open evening, if you want to get a general feel of the spaces, when exhibitions are on, (www.blankmediacollective.org) BLANKSPACE is open:
 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 1-7pm | Tuesday 1-9pm | Saturday & Sunday 11am-4pm, outside exhibition periods there is generally someone in the space weekdays 1-6pm.

IABF's cafe is open  8am - 5pm weekdays, 10am - 5pm at weekends