The Humble Market: Trade Secrets

  • 22 June 2012 - 26 August 2012

Following on from last Autumn’s amazing sensory experience ZEE, FACT and Abandon Normal Devices festival have joined forces again to present a very different kind of immersive exhibition exploring what happens when art and theatre meet. Taking place as part of the London 2012 Festival programme and inspired by the spectacular rise of Brazil as an economic power and the preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, this new exhibition invites you to examine your psyche and decide whether you are ready for a more Brazilian world.

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Following on from last Autumn’s amazing sensory experience ZEE, FACT and Abandon Normal Devices festival have joined forces again to present a very different kind of immersive exhibition exploring what happens when art and theatre meet.

Taking place as part of the London 2012 Festival programme and inspired by the spectacular rise of Brazil as an economic power and the preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, this new exhibition invites you to examine your psyche and decide whether you are ready for a more Brazilian world.

Embark on your journey through The Humble Market and experience the hustle and bustle of the Rio de Janeiro carnival from a Brazilian taxi, lie back on the grass and contemplate the universe and discover what happens when the impersonal automated voice on the telephone suddenly gets very personal indeed.

Don't miss this ambitious fusion of theatre, performance and media art from UK/Brazilian theatre network Zecora Ura and artists Jorge Lopes Ramos, Alastair Eilbeck, James Bailey and Persis Jade Maravala.

Please note: Tours of The Humble Market depart at regular intervals during gallery opening hours. Please see the Visiting The Humble Market tab above for more information before planning your visit.

 

 

 

This exhibition forms part of a trilogy of events experimenting with digital interfaces and telepresence in an artistic, theatrical and participatory context, connecting the UK and Brazil. These events culminate during the finale for the Cultural Olympiad between 7-9 September at the WE PLAY expo in Preston.

The Humble Market  is a co-production between Abandon Normal Devices, FACT and Derry - Londonderry - City of Culture 2013 and WE PLAY, commissioned by AND, FACT, WE PLAY Expo and Derry - Londonderry - City of Culture 2013 and London 2012 Festival funded by Legacy Trust UK and Arts Council England.

Tour Departures

Your journey through The Humble Market tour takes approximately one hour and departs at the following times:

Mon: Tour departs every 20 minutes at 25 / 55 minutes past the hour from 11.55am. The final tour of the day departs at 4.55pm.

Tue / Wed / Thu / Fri / Sun: Tour departs every 20 minutes at 15 / 35 / 55 minutes past the hour from 12.15pm. The final tour of the day departs at 4.55pm.

Sat: Tour departs every 20 minutes at 15 / 35 / 55 minutes past the hour from 11.15am. The final tour of the day departs at 4.55pm

Every tour is different and is shaped by the participants, this means that start times can differ slightly. Tours can be booked on the day only and places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Organised groups (i.e. schools, colleges)  are able to book in advance by emailing info@fact.co.uk or calling 0151 707 4464.



Please Note:

  • The Humble Market journey includes times where we will ask you to take off your shoes, crawl and lie down. Please let us know if this isn't possible for you.
  • Some of the journey takes place in areas with low lighting.
  • The journey isn't suitable for people under 14 years of age.
  • You are welcome to take photographs but please don't use flash as it may distract other people on the journey.

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