THE SPILL FESTIVAL OF PERFORMANCE IS AN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LIVE ART, ACTIVISM AND PERFORMANCE PRESENTING THE WORK OF EXCEPTIONAL ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE.
Following her incredible work shown as part of SPILL 2007, SPILL has commissioned Julia Bardsley’s return: a trio of interconnected acts that explore notions of transgression, transformation and transcendence.
From the dazzling heights of the apocalyptic catwalk, from amongst the glorious atrocity of merchandise, from the sumptuousness of the furniture of dis-ease, from within the abandoned mourning mass – the spectacular fe/male host/ess emerges, preaching The Doctrine of Last Things.
Witness a display of secreting surfaces, wounded landscapes, curtains of skin and hair, mutating bodies, fragments of meat, murder and money.
A bacchanalian reading of Revelations, played out in a dark arena for ritual and rapture, AFTERMATHS licks the pulse of the congregations flesh and glories in the catastrophe of End Time.
As audience members you are requested to wear black and become part of this congregation of carnivalesque mourning.
Let the happy endings commence!
AFTERMATHS is the final part of The Divine Trilogy, a promenade performance exploring notions of prophecy, excess, capitalism and ecstasy.
Created & performed by Julia Bardsley with sound score & live mix by Andrew Poppy.
Commissioning partners for Aftermaths are SPILL 09, Les Halles de Schaerbeek / Festival Trouble and La Bellone, New Moves International. Co-commissioned by SPILL & NRLA