A2 Company: The Future of Death /part 5

Date

23 October, 2009 - 24 October, 2009

Location

Storey Gallery, Lancaster

Description

London based A2 Company, the collaboration between artists Anton Mirto and Alit Kreiz, began research for this sensitive piece working with the terminally ill in palliative care, seeking to discover the changes of heart made on the verge of death, and how this knowledge might be put into practice. Out of this research came an evolving performance installation, The Future of Death, in which local residents gradually bury each other with earth, following a two-week workshop with the company exploring the inter-relationship between living and dying.

Each instalment is unique and reflective of the time, place and personalities of the people involved. The performance took place in Lancaster’s stunningly refurbished Storey Gallery.

Casting/Taster Workshop

The Taster Workshop took place on the 26th September 2009 and selected participants attended between 5 and 10 workshops from 11th - 22nd October, 2-4 hrs per day. The workshops led up to the two performances of 23rd & 24th October 2009.

‘Their performances are, in effect, a kind of living gift’ The Times

Funded by the National Lottery through Awards for All.