For this beautifully simple performance installation, every grain of rice represents someone, somewhere. The artists build small and large mounds of rice representing the political and social realities in the world: one grain for Karl Popper, a heap for millionaires in Europe, and a mountain for people fleeing from war and disaster. By making formally abstract statistics tangible, this powerful work of art is witty, shocking and moving.
The performance runs from August 17 to 30 2019 (ART NON STOP), each day from 12:00 to 18:00.
Associate Artist, Stan's Cafe Theatre Company, Birmingham|
Associate Director, Stan's Cafe Theatre Company, Birmingham|
Artistic Director, Stan's Cafe Theatre Company, Birmingham|
Associate Artist and Performer, Stan's Cafe Theatre Company, Birmingham
| ||An alumnus of Dartington College of Arts, Chris. Dugrenier is a French Artist working across artforms from solo performances, video art, site-specific and live art projects. She has a vision for works that are poetic, layered, experimental, works that take time, that take place in unusual settings and that are demanding of its audience. Her work has been presented at Warwick Arts Centre, Cambridge Junction, Embrace Arts, Goldsmith College, PDSW and was programmed at the Fierce International Festival, Expo, Sprint (Camden People Theatre), Nottingham European Arts and Theatre Festival (NEAT), Hatch Nottingham, Nottdance Festival and Sacred at Chelsea Theatre, Curve Theatre.|
Associate Artist, Stan's Cafe Theatre Company, Birmingham
| ||Jake graduated from Dartington College of Arts in 1995 and has worked with Stan’s Cafe since 1997. He has collaborated and performed with artists such as Talking Birds, Black Country Touring, Reckless Sleepers, Kaos Theatre and Wendy Houstoun. Under the banner of Untied Artists, Jake has created a diverse portfolio of performances; from ‘The Story of the Four Minute Mile' (a site specific event at Iffley Road Running track in Oxford) to ‘The Boy Who Bit Picasso’ (an interactive family theatre show based on a true story!); from ‘For Their Own Good’ (an examination of death, and the process of dying) to 'Library Lion’ (a site specific family show which encourages literacy and the use of a vital public resource).|
Associate Director, Stan's Cafe Theatre Company, Birmingham
| ||Craig Stephens is Associate Director and Performer with Stan’s Cafe. Craig studied theatre at The University of Warwick and gained an M.A. in Contemporary Theatre Practice at Lancaster University. He has performed with a number of companies including Insomniac Productions, Plane Performance, Talking Birds and The Playhouse. Craig is also a writer and has written for amongst others; BBC Radio 4, Talking Birds, Untied Artists , Hamfisted! and Ludlow Assembly Rooms. He first worked with Stan's Cafe devising Simple Maths in 1997, since when he has been at the heart of most of the company's activities. He has performed in almost all Stan’s Cafe shows since 1997 including It’s Your Film, Good and True, Be Proud Of Me, Of All The People In All The World, The Cleansing Of Constance Brown and The Anatomy of Melancholy.|
Artistic Director, Stan's Cafe Theatre Company, Birmingham
| ||James Yarker co-founded the theatre company Stan’s Cafe in 1991, shortly after graduating from university. With James directing all their major productions Stan’s Cafe have grown to become one UK’s most inventive and admired contemporary theatre companies with their work in demand around the world. James is often asked to lecture, give talks and run workshops. Last year he co-authored the book "Devising Theatre With Stan’s Cafe", published by Bloomsbury Methuen. James is also a husband and a father.|