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DanceXchange, Thorp St, Birmingham, West Midlands B5 4TB

Fierce Festival, Simone Aughterlony, Antonija Livingstone and Hahn Rowe: Supernatural

Supernatural

There is a power struggle between us, the audience, trying to fix our own meaning onto these multiplicitous bodies, and these bodies constantly tricking us, evading us, sending us on a wild goose-chase. The show teases us, castigating us lightly for trying to force the violence of our own perception and interpretation on these bodies. Louise Orwin responds to Supernatural.

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mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

Atom Egoyan: Steenbeckett

Atom Egoyan, Steenbeckett, installation view at mac birmingham, 2015

Atom Egoyan, a Canadian film director renowned for his movies concerning themes of displacement and mechanisms of time and memory, has always been fascinated by Beckett and his pursuit to tackle the inexplicable within the brackets of language. Review by Dominika Mackiewicz

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COW, 82-85 Digbeth High Street, Birmingham B5 6DY & The Drum, 144 Potters Ln, Birmingham B6 4UU

Fierce Festival, PME-ART: The DJ Who Gave Too Much Information & Listening Party

Listening Party, COW

In the YouTube/Spotify universe where we expect flashy visuals and every song present at our fingertips, in a world where recorded music is so often the sound of the background, the gentle fumbling of the record player and clumsiness of the vinyl is charming. The liveness of the performance offers an alternative mode of being together, a difference pace for our communal rhythm. Review by Phoebe Patey-Ferguson

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Moseley Road Baths, Moseley Rd, Birmingham B12 9AN

Fierce Festival, SLIP

SLIP

SLIP, Fierce Festival’s two-day take-over of the disused Women’s Slipper Baths at the historic Moseley Road Baths, is reviewed by Phoebe Patey-Ferguson.

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Birmingham Open Media (BOM), 1 Dudley St, Birmingham B5 4EG

Fierce Festival, Club Fierce: Anklepants & Chromatouch

For this iteration of Club Fierce a small stage is arranged near the entrance and two overlapping projections outline the performance area. Gradually an audience gather for the presentation of Berlin-based artist Anklepants and Birmingham-based Chromatouch. Sean Francis Burns reviews.

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Birmingham Open Media, 1 Dudley St, Birmingham B5 4EG

Fierce Festival, Selina Thompson: Race Cards

Race Cards

Race Cards is a stream of consciousness that emerges from an epic durational work. The questions are a mapping of Thompson’s thoughts containing humour, tragedy, irony and pathos. Harold Offeh reviews the project.

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mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, West Midlands B12 9QH

Fierce Festival, Kate McIntosh: All Ears

All Ears

Performers are so frequently on stage as the audience enters that it barely warrants notice, but in McIntosh’s piece it is significant - it is the first instance of her observing us as a collective. She is not just sitting of course. She is watching and apparently noticing. Deborah Pearson responds to All Ears.

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