Using images, history and myths from the city in which it is performed, the show begins as a seminar delivered in a language made up of many, mixed and distorted together.
Gradually it combines these details with a poetic world inspired by Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities.
Using headphones and binaural recordings we enter a parallel world inside the palace of Xanadu where roles are assigned for everyone in the room: the lecturer turns into Marco Polo, the technician into his horse, and the audience into the great Kubla Khan, silently listening to the traveller's tales.
We are making a living portrait of 24 hours in Birmingham with the people who move through its streets, parks, waste grounds and tow paths on foot for the Fierce Festival and the Midlands Art Centre (MAC) See http://planbperformance.net/dayinlife.htm for details
A Day in the Life - The Walkers of Birmingham is much more than just a living map, it is a portrait of a city as experienced at ground level. The animation emphasises walking by filtering faster journeys and making these lines more feint.