Peopling the Palace(s) Festival, Queen Mary University of London, 02/06/17, 6:30pm
Martin's very own version of a zombie film was commissioned in 2015 by City Arcadia and made in collaboration with Suhail Ilyas.
This used to be the most optimistic city in the world. Now it’s full of darkness illuminated by the fading street lamps. Out of this darkness stumbles life quite different from us. The unwell negotiate this landscape in a way we could not. There is no war in this city, no poverty, no crime, nothing to fear. There is only sickness and this sickness is itself a form of existence, a way of seeing and being, a way of breathing and moving. This is life. They do not fear death because death is already behind them. They are not motivated by material things. To witness the unwell is to understand all of our fears but our fears mean nothing to them. This city used to be our future but now the future belongs to the unwell.
For the Dead Travel Fast (DIY+)
Deadline for applications 02/06/17 at 5pm
Part of the Live Art Development Agency's DIY 14. This project will take 5 artists on a journey into the heart of darkness by following in the footsteps of Dracula. The project is aimed at artists whose practice is concerned with death, pain, horror, flesh-eating or the undead. We will become undead tourists as we make a pilgrimage to sites associated with the myth of Dracula. It will take place over 3 workshops: workshop 1 will be a weekend research visit to Whitby (accommodation provided) where we will take part in Dracula tours and get to know each other. Workshop 2 will be a 4 day research trip to Wallachia and Transylvania, Romania, (flights and accommodation provided) where we will visit Dracula’s castle, birthplace, and tomb. We will be based in Bucharest and take coach trips to the sites. Workshop 3 will take place over 12 hours through the night in London, bringing together and reflecting on the research.For more information, including how to apply, see here.
If It Were The Apocalypse...
More 2017 dates coming soon
The taste of my flesh is salty. For that brief moment when I can taste you, you are mine and when my flesh is in your mouth, for those few seconds I am yours.
If it were the apocalypse I'd eat you to stay alive. I wouldn't even think twice. I'm the predator, you're the prey. It's survival of the sickest!
If it were the zombie apocalypse I don't think it would be survival of the fittest. Only the infected could survive. You'd always be hunted unless you give yourself to them. You could only run for so long. So surrender and become a flesh eater too. Join the hoard of undead. Become sick and live! Only the sick will survive.