IBT starts on Thursday and residence artists Action Hero, Jo Bannon, Liz Clarke, Sylvia Rimat and Tom Marshman are all programmed into this four day live art extravaganza. Jo and Sylvia will be appearing to sell out audiences both premiering new work Jo with “dead line” and Sylvia “If I decide to stay” during the festival. Both artists like to play with the presence of the audience so if you are in possession of a ticket enjoy your experience.
Liz has also sold out for her performance of Kustom Kunst Kommandos presented late at night outside Lakota. Liz’s take on Kenneth Anger’s 1965 homoerotic short a short but dreamlike experience in the back of a sleek black car sounds a unmissable experience.
Action hero begin a new project called Extraordinary Rendition at IBT on the harbourside in a shipping container, luckily there is unlimited capacity for this experience and it’s free so go along and see what Gemma and James are up to now. They have been inspired by songs used to torture ‘enemy combatants’, karaoke and a plane belonging to the owner of the Boston Red Sox, you will find them singing songs and welcoming curious audience members (and experienced karaoke singers).
Tom Marsham will be performing at Dressage, IBT’s official festival party at Lakota, in his words Tom will be “doing an act on the main stage with a couple of trannies”, brilliant – as always Tom!