We are looking for performers, musicians, spoken word, poetry, workshops,
lectures for a weekend happening in York on the weekend of the 8th and 9th
September as well as a preliminary happening on the 7th in She!eld. Please email
with any ideas/proposals:
Less talk more action – A balance between the intellectual and the intuitive –
organic evolutionary change via experimentation, deviation and panic is all we
want, and seemingly so far – this works.
More events to come SOON!
http://twitter.com/#!/Pandemic2011 – Please follow for any updates and changes
to our programme.
WHAT IS P A N D E M I C !?
adjective – (of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world.
noun – an outbreak of a pandemic disease.
Origin: -mid 17th century: from Greek pandēmos (from pan ‘all’ + dēmos ‘people’)
After a series of happenings in She!eld starting on the 5th of November 2011, we
continue. We organise art/music/performance/lecture/poetry happenings inspired
by the Situationist International and it’s political ethos. Particularly “The Society of
the Spectacle by Guy Debord, and the ideas of reclaiming space, reappropriating
images and the concept that in an advanced capitalist society we experience life
through a representation of reality in the form of advertising, prescribed gender
and social roles via media manipulation which leads to the population living in a
substitute for reality instead of living reality itself. Via television documentaries we
have armchair tourism, via royal spectacles we have emotional tourism (see funeral
of Princess Diana), via soap operas we have drama and intrigue, via reality T.V we
are given “reality”.
In November 2011, PANDEMIC incorporated a continuous programme of visual art –
along with events every evening for a week consisting of a combination of
experimental music, ﬁlm, lectures, talks, workshops, readings and performance. We
have used several spaces already including gallery spaces, lecture rooms, pubs, car
parks and other less conventional spaces.
The purpose of the event is to inspire as many people as possible, to advertise the
project in some unique ways to bring in a crowd who are not just the usual
“converted” art types (we have used some interesting advertising/marketing ideas