SpaceCraft Residency @ Loco Klub in Bristol

In September 2018, LYNNEBEC joined the Invisible Circus team in Bristol for a 3-week residency at the Loco Klub. 


Whilst working in Bristol, we participated in workshops with 10 other artists, Impermanence Dance and playwright Adam Peck. 


In the final week, each artist created 1 or 2 short pieces inspired by the space of the Loco Klub and the tunnels underneath Bristol Temple Meads. These pieces were linked through a promenade performance.

Photography: Spencer Dixey

This was created and performed in September 2018


Strike was inspired by the working men’s social club (in the upstairs of the Loco) where workers would come to play a game of skittles.  With the audience sat in traverse, the piece took form in a game of skittles in the 80’s, with union workers as the skittles and the players as Tory Government/Maggie Thatcher, all to the sound of the Village People’s YMCA.  


As the game goes on, the union workers relentlessly get knocked down and back up again, the Right keep scoring cheated points and so the piece ended with the union workers striking. 


Letters, ink, lovers and let downs.

In the ash pit tunnels, where the trains carry letters, cargo, people into Bristol, we explored the untold stories of the space, the unseen moments and the lost letters. 


Centering around the lost letter of a lovers affair, the piece interjected moments of still life in the station and the Bristol riots in 1831. The narrative was pre recorded and projected through 2 speakers, whilst two performers in white boxer shorts and vests, danced (with acrobatic moments), the love affair in the letters. 


Above them, a postal bag/hessian sack dripped blue ink onto the bodies of performers and the letters that the performers slowly pulled out of the crannies of the space.

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