12—19 January 2009
Part of Event Horizon
Gail Pickering will be 'in residence', holding periodic improvisational rehearsals with her troupe of actors. Showing throughout is the new video 'Aping' a trailer for 'Convention!' (see below) mixing flashing colourful graphic lexigrams, Brigitte Bardot and model animatronics to tell the story of a monster hunt in the forest.
Gail Pickering presents 'Convention!'
Saturday 17 January
A collaborative evening of performances, films, lectures and music with Militant Esthetix, The Centre for Fortean Zoology, Isobel Harbison Who Zoo?, Anthropomorphic Furry Fandom, Bambi's Ecstasy, Torn-Taun, Big Dog, readings with 'Philip K Dick', Fischli and Weiss' 'The Right Way' (1983) and The Tea and Toast Band. Plus late night screening.
Bringing together special invited guests the event is an unraveling of several conventions into one including animal liberation, cryptozoology and furry fandom.