Ali Matthews: SERVUS!

This event is part of OPEN

What happens backstage in the coffee shops, hairdressers’ and delicatessens of this fair land, and how are these baristas and barbers performing for us on a daily basis?  

SERVUS! is a one-to-one performance experience for cash, in which the audience member is invited into a bespoke shoe-shine combined with an iPod-induced auditory hallucination. Depending on each participant’s price threshold, he/she might receive simply the soundtrack, the soundtrack and the shoe-shine or – for the thrillseekers – sustained eye contact with the performer for the duration of the shoe-shine. What is service worth to you?  

SERVUS! was re-developed with local participants with support from Talk with LEAP  and thanks to funding from the Strategic Insight Programme (Aberystwyth University)

Biography

Ali Matthews is an American-born performance maker and researcher who weaves participatory experiences out of text, song, and scenographic environments designed to play with certain affects of the theatrical experience: intimacy, distance, desire and alienation. Her work has been presented across the UK and Ireland. Ali is the creative associate for Encounters, a pilot festival of public interventions.

Event Details

Ali Matthews

Booking Information

FREE 
1 to 1 performance lasting 15mins

12noon - 4.15pm
Friday 9th May 2014
Book your slot via an email to open@liveatlica.org 
Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster Unversity. 

 

SERVUS! is a one-to-one performance experience for cash, in which the audience member is invited into a bespoke shoe-shine combined with an iPod-induced auditory hallucination.

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