Bristol, Fancy Dress

The Invisible Circus presents Carny Ville!

Wow I had a great night out last night. Carny Ville is a ‘circus theatre extravaganza’ and I was on of the lucky ones who could manage to get a ticket for the sold out show. The Invisible Circus and Art Space Life Space have transformed the Old Fire Station for the last time to create what feels like a circus village and reminded me of visiting Universal Studios when I was little.

There were 350 performers and apparently only 1000 tickets were on sale. All kinds of things were going on; tours of the police cells, Portrait photography, tightrope action, amazing live music played from a prison cell in the sky, silly dancing, a sit-down theatre, Carny Ville shops, everything… It was a real experience, I want to go again! They have just announced another weekend’s dates – the 2nd and 3rd October. the tickets are not yet sold out, but will be, so move fast! Book tickets here

Oh and everyone was in fabulous fancy dress. I felt like I was in a time warp.

In their words: “The spectacle inhabits every aspect and environ of the site with interactive installations and performances ongoing through out the evening from dizzying high wire walkers across the gaping yard space to twisted sideshows, huge Fire spectacles and flame breathing lamp posts alongside an army of deranged walkabout characters who inhabit this bizarre other world.”

See the video on You tube

Advertisements
Standard
Bristol, Studio, Thoughts

Carboot Circus

I am working on the things I’m going to sell at Carboot Circus. So much to make, and it’s limitless – I can make as much or as little as I like. Feeling like this is not the thing i want to be making, but knowing that it’s not far off.

The aesthetic is simple, but i am keeping to the three important elements of the things I make;

  1. Accumulation obsession
  2. Color importance
  3. Labour intensity

So that’s good! Thinking about studiospaces – There are possibilities of finding a free one here in Bristol, run down buildings and disused basements. If i had the space, i would make the big, messy and scary things.

Standard