Haroon Mirza premieres new immersive performance at Brighton Festival
1 May 2018
Artists Haroon Mirza, Jack Jelfs, Elijah (grime DJ/Producer) and GAIKA (Artist/Musician) invite us to imagine culture 2,000 years in the future through a new performance, Last Dance: The Wave Epoch, premiering at Brighton Festival 2018 on 24 May.
Devised and created earlier this year at the world’s largest scientific experiment – the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (LHC) – the immersive performance imagines a scenario where the collider has been rediscovered by a future civilisation and turned into a ceremonial site, similar to Stonehenge. Exploring how our perception of purpose-built locations evolve over time, the artists look to ritualistic tendencies of humankind and question how these landscapes may be reinterpreted.
Haroon Mirza and Jack Jelfs were the joint recipients of the COLLIDE International Award, a two month artistic residency at CERN, followed by a one month residency at FACT Liverpool. They invited Elijah and GAIKA to LHC to conceive and create The Wave Epoch as a special one-off improvisation.
Last Dance: The Wave Epoch will be performed at Brighton's Brighthelm community centre and the Lighthouse on 24 May at 2pm and 7pm. Click here for more information.