A new work by the singular German artist and composer Heiner Goebbels and receiving its world premiere in Manchester as part of 14-18 NOW, this Artangel co-commission explores the world since the outbreak of the first great war of the 20th century.
Combining live music, performance, sound, movement, image and moving image, this epic work is performed in Manchester’s atmospheric Mayfield railway depot. The audience is invited to explore the space and experience the work from a range of different vantage points within the vast expanse of Mayfield. The performance lasts approximately 3 hours – there is no interval but the audience is free to take a break when they chose.
To complement the performances, Heiner Goebbels discusses his work, past and present, with British Museum Director, Hartwig Fischer (in London) and artist-composer Claudia Molitor (in Manchester).
Produced by Artangel. Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, Artangel, Park Avenue Armory and Ruhrtriennale. The world premiere is co-presented by Artangel and Manchester International Festival (MIF) as a pre-Factory event.
Contextual programme supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany London, with thanks to Goethe-Institut London.