Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Fine Artistes Lead Mintfest Summer School 2011

Before and during Mintfest 2011 Brian led a group of five "students" on a ten day course in Street Arts. With this really creative team he dreamed up a scenario based on the latest local health scare - Sheep Tick Outbreaks. As a result Mintfest 2011 became Infest 2011 and International Insectologists gathered in Kendal to deal with the giant swarm of dangerous bugs spotted in Europe en route to Britain. The students' performances on the weekend were accomplished and enjoyed by public and participants alike.Brian hopes to attend again next year. Here we see the students in action, warning townspeople of the imminent danger of bugs as big as chickens heading their way.. They are armed with the latest zap-guns in the top picture.
See clips of their performances - with thanks to Antoinette Burchill, one of "The Delegates" and a performance artist herself click below on - http://storify.com/misachievement/the-delegates
and http://vimeo.com/album/1690385
This piece has now featured in Derby Feste 2011 as "Made in Derby" as the performers were mainly sponsored by Derby City Arts. These second performances were an even greater success, and "The Delegates" now intend to continue as a performance group.
What you might call " a result".

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