A new work by the singular German artist and composer Heiner Goebbels received its world premiere in Manchester as part of 14-18 NOW, this Artangel co-commission explored 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 performed in Manchester’s atmospheric Mayfield railway depot. The audience was invited to explore the space and experience the work from a range of different vantage points within the vast expanse of Mayfield.
To complement the performances, Heiner Goebbels discussed 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 was 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.