Taking place across these venues;
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Bantock House, The Slade Rooms, The Mander Centre, The Asylum Art Gallery and out in the city centre.
Disorder Live Art is a group of international artists, theorists and curators who met at the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths University, London. The group are bringing a program of live performances, installations and community workshops within several of the prominent art, music and performance venues in Wolverhampton.
Over the course of the 3 days the live art festival celebrates the contemporary art form of live work and performance.
The weekend will consist of both local and international performance artists, musicians and poets across all the venues and the opportunity to attend workshops run by professional live artists in the field of voice, movement, non-violent protest and community participation in art.
Opening with an evening of performance art on Friday 5th 6pm at Wolverhampton Art Gallery with a talk Nigel Rolfe, a pioneer in the field of performance, followed by a presentation of live works made in the moment by Masters Graduates from The Royal College of Art and founders of disORDER live art collective.
Nigel has an artistic career spanning 50 years, and is widely regarded as a pioneer of performance art, alongside such figures and Marina Abramovich and Stuart Brisley. His work has been characterised through its engagement with a consistent repertoire of materials and processes that are deployed in relation to specific contexts and locations, often drawing on social and political dimensions as determinants of the texture of the work. Most recently, in 2018, Nigel performed Breathefreedom at Highlanes Gallery in Drogheda, and the FE McWilliam Gallery in Banbridge to mark the opening of Crossing Lines, a cross border exhibition between Ireland and Northern Ireland and reflecting on issues raised by Brexit.