Spontaneous Combustion 2014
Florian Herzberg, Matthew Goodsmith, Charlotte Levy
In 2014 the festival featured a 2-day programme of performances located in various outdoor and indoor spaces throughout Hackney Wick and Bethnal Green, a 2-week residency programme exploring the relationship between new technologies and the body, and a selection of workshops open to audiences of all ages.
On the 19 and 20 of July, performances took audiences on a journey from arebyte gallery to explore the surrounding area of Hackney Wick. Artists working across contemporary dance, theatre and live art were invited to relocate current or recent work in unusual spaces including private courtyards, car park and street corners.
Users of Android mobile devices will also be able to download the festival app, which will coordinate videos, sounds and graphics to the live performances. Rather than a navigation tool, this app is product of an artistic collaboration amongst five national and international artists and artists collectives currently resident at arebyte gallery: Hackney Wick-based Cluster Bomb Collective, choreographer Rebecca Evans and the Brazialian artist Coletivo Curto-Circuito amongst others.
A series of workshops will be held during 19-20 of July at Idea Store Library in Bow. The workshops offer a taste of working creatively with movement, dance and art practices to audiences of all ages. All activities are free and open to all.
David Da Paz/Coletivo Curto Circuito, Hannah Gardiner, Hannah Stearn & Ruth Edwards, Rebecca Evans & Pell Ensemble, Cluster Bomb Collective, Grace Nicol, Place and Means, Victoria Guy& Cameron Molly, Claire Dessimoz & Bastien Hippocrate, Antje Hildebrandt, Maya Levi, Robert Foster, Aline Derderian, Alexandra Miller, Mike Corr & Joana Dias, Thea Stanton, Kwame Asofa Adjel, Eleni Papaionnou, Antonio De La Fe & Martine Painter