Emergency is our annual platform for live art + contemporary performance, showing around 30 short works over a day/evening in Manchester each autumn — the upcoming 21st edition takes place in its 7th home and is necessarily somewhat different…
Originally planned for November 2020, our 21st Emergency will be a socially-distanced live walkthrough event at the brand new Contact on a date to be confirmed — small, booked audiences will be guided on a one-way journey through the building in timed slots, pausing en route in gallery fashion.
Our open call for proposals has now closed — we were looking for approximately 10 works to fit these conditions: durational, performance installation, looping + intervention-based live works that can run over a minimum period of 4 hours.
N.B. we realised this wouldn’t be for everyone as the ask was constrained by the current circumstances — but we really thought we should give it a damn good go! Shifting regulations mean a date for Spring 2021 is to be confirmed.
Emergency StopGap was a new iteration for 2020 — a small informal platform to bridge the gap between gallery + theatre, and to fill the empty months of winter…
Our inaugural StopGap took place on 27 February 2020 in Manchester’s NIAMOS — an informal ‘Thursday Late’ style evening featuring 13 durational live works + interventions in and around the building — see our gallery of images.
Updated 4 January 2021, 8.15pm