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Athey, R., Fox, S., Newman, L., Maire, L., Martaragas, O., 2000.

'Gifts of The Spirit' with Ron Athey

Output Type:Performance
Venue:Whitworth Hall, University of Manchester

2 Gyrlz Performative Arts, in collaboration with Glorious Trauma and the Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacies, presents the Northern debut of "Gifts of the Spirit: Automatic Writing". A performance installation conceived, scored and directed by Ron Athey with automatic composition and music performance by Othon Mataragas. Hypnotist and workshop leader Sue Fox ran creative visualistion sessions, qigong and meditation to lead the participants into deeper states of consciousness to allow a profound and creative flow. They will be accompanied by 16 automatic writers, a piano, 6 typists, 4 editors, 1 reader, and a glossolalia chorus. The collective performance takes place in the evening of 27th June but prior to this is a series of workshops run over four days. There is a conference on The Queer Theory of the Avant-Garde, organised by the Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacies on 27th and 28th June 2011 @ Kanaris Lecture Theatre, Manchester Museum.