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Spontaneous Combustion

Started in 2011 as a guerilla event, Spotaneous Combustion is today an independent association producing performance projects in urban spaces.

 

Recent projects have included a walking tool mobile app, devised in collaboration between five artists (2014), two residencies at arebyte gallery in 2014 adn 2013, and a yearly  festival happening in various spaces around the city.

 

The festival normally features a two-day programme of performances happening in outdoor and indoor locations.

Some of our previous locations were a hair salon, a boat, a canal side, a gym, a book distribution depot,  a car park, a residential warehouse.

The festival operates in association both with art and cultural instutions, commercial businesses, community groups.

 

Previous partners have included:

 

arebyte gallery, Hackney Wick

Idea Store Bow

 

The Baddeley Brothers

The Hackney Pearl

Bikeworks

Central Books

 

The Hive

Hackney WickED

 

“I find it endlessly fascinating watching what happens when the space a performance is taking place in becomes intruded upon by the public, in this case a mixture of Saturday strollers, pushchairs, bicycles and dog walkers” [...] “Passers by become dancers, against their will, melting seamlessly for split second intervals into the performance”.   

 

 London City Nights, 30 July 1013

 

 

 

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