Symposium

The jinx Ensemble

Symposium stages a family of four bizarre characters; an eccentric aunt, her two washed-up show-girls and their father, Kurt Cobain. As they journey on a boat surrounded by an abyss, scrambling to make sense of what is left after the rhapsodic information rapture. They play with chance, to find new meaning in popular culture references.

Symposium is a theatrical experiment applying William Burrow’s Cut-Up Technique forming an absurd chance-based narrative, using Pop-Art kitschy style to present the intersections of the free-floating contemporary cultural landscape. Symposium speaks to Frederic Jameson's notion of postmodernist ‘nostalgia, [...] the longing to return to a ‘world of darkness that our modern age has lost, where the gap between worlds and things disappears and existence unfolds before us.” Symposium absurds society's glossy preoccupation with the past, and its fear of looking forward. When the future screams horror, we must dissect the question of the past for the present & how to make new art for the hypercrowd.

Event Details

Genre: Theatre

Duration: 40 mins

Price: £7

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Information

Suitable for ages: 16 and over

World premiere

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12 August 2024 7.45pm

The Water Rats

Full: £7

Conc: £5

13 August 2024 7.45pm

The Water Rats

Full: £7

Conc: £5



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