Debriefing Session

31 Jan 2014 – 1 Feb 2014

Event times

7- 9pm Fri 31st Jan and 10 - 1pm Sat 1st Feb

Castlefield Gallery

Manchester, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • No.2 Metroshuttle Bus
  • Metrolink Tram: Deansgate/Castlefield
  • Deansgate Train Station

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This weekend to coincide with the Radical Conservatism exhibition, Public Movement will stage Debriefing Session, a one on one performance action taking place in a hotel lobby in central Manchester. The performance adopts the form of a diplomatic engagement between individuals to explore the intricate and often concealed ties between cultural institutions, funding bodies and political agendas. While developing the project in New York over the course of six months, Public Movement negotiated with power structures and various publics, navigating agendas, institutional alliances, backroom politics, and creating fractures across a spectrum of individual and organizational positions. Debriefing Session foregrounds the transitional moment between research and action by turning members of the public into emissaries of this information. Activated in England for the first time, Debriefing Session in Manchester functions as a new method of sharing the complex relations between cultural production, public and private funding bodies, political agendas and activism. This special event is not one to miss - limited places : To apply to be part of this performance please email Castlefield Gallery Programme Manager, Matthew Pendergast on

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