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Live performances from Shunt at ICA

February 25, 2011 by Kay

ICA Live Weekend: Shunt - 23 to 27 February 2011

The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) is to collaborate with the curators of the Shunt Collective to present a weekend of live performances and interventions that will animate the spaces of the ICA’s ground floor in unexpected ways from 23 to 27 February 2011.

This is the first time that the Shunt Collective have presented their work within a major public institution. Throughout the weekend, the ICA will become a workshop for new performance by a diverse group of artists – from improvised to designed, one-to-one performances to spectacles, interactive to hermetic – including film, music, talks, theatre, puppetry, and installation.

Shunt is a collective of artists creating large-scale performance events in unusual, abandoned or derelict buildings throughout London. Their regular home, until building work on The Shard forced them to move last June, was the sprawling labyrinth of railway arches under London Bridge Station – Shunt Vaults. There they forged a reputation for exploring the relationship between viewer and artist, often performing without a stage and among the audience. The Shunt curators will build on that experience as they join forces with the ICA.

Artists and companies invited to participate in the ICA’s Shunt Live Weekend are Little Bulb, Kazuko Hokhi and Frank Chickens, Action Hero, Melanie Wilson, Mamoru Iriguchi, and a host of others, including artists from the Shunt Collective.

For more information and to see the action packed programme, visit the ICA website.