Aja to perform at ‘Making The Strange Familiar’ by Instigate Arts to launch the Wonder Women Festival 2017 on March 2nd at Manchester Art Gallery

Making The Strange Familiar, curated by Instigate Arts as part of the Wonder Women festival launch at Manchester Art Gallery on Thursday 2nd March will see Aja creating sonic beauty and mayhem to the audience in the gallery’s glass walled atrium.   Listen to aja on Soundcloud Watch Aja on Youtube     Launching the 2017 festival, Instigate Arts takes over Manchester Art Gallery for a special one-night-only event called Making The Strange Familiar inspired by the exhibition Strange and Familiar, a portrait of modern Britain as seen through the lens of international photographers and curated by the documentary photographer Martin Parr. This is a one-of-a-kind evening,…

tAngerinecAt to perform at ‘Making The Strange Familiar’ by Instigate Arts to launch the Wonder Women Festival 2017 on March 2nd at Manchester Art Gallery

Making The Strange Familiar, curated by Instigate Arts as part of the Wonder Women festival launch at Manchester Art Gallery on Thursday 2nd March will see tAngerinecAt bringing their unique sound to the gallery atrium. Multi-instrumentalists Zheka and Paul, using field recordings, samples, vocals, hurdy-gurdy & whistles, finely craft sexy and dangerous EBM/Post-Industrial/Post-Punk with personal protest lyrics, sharp satirical imagery and a sweet sadomasochist vibe. Formed in Ukraine in 2008 tAngerinecAt have four albums to date and performed hundreds of shows all over UK and Eastern Europe. “Watch out for: tAngerinecAt. This is some of the most powerful music I have heard…

Michelle Hannah – ‘Identity’ – Artist Q&A

On Saturday 8th October 2016, 6-9pm, Instigate Arts take over the main gallery space at HOME in Manchester to host our ‘Identity’ pop-up exhibition. In this series of Q&A’s we get a little more insight into what makes some some of the participating artists tick. Here we speak with artist Michelle Hannah   Can you tell us about your practice? There is a strong sense of subverted romanticism in my work. Namely in the roles which image, sound and performance can be used as an outlet, to understand – in my own finite way- emerging technologies, cosmic pessimism and new ontologies of identity in a…

Identity at Home mcr – Saturday October 8th 2016

Instigate Arts: Identity Part of: HOMEmcr‘s new Oct – Mar season , Instigate Arts Present Ambition & Identity A one night only, mixed-media pop-up exhibition with performance, noise, film and intervention. As part of their curatorial residency at HOME, Instigate Arts have been examining the hopes and fears that shape our ambition and identity, and questioning the corrupting influences that fuel them. For this one night only exhibition, ‘Identity’ considers the anxiety between the hand we are dealt and the life that we strive for. How does this feed our fragile sense of self; fuel our fury and the flavor the…

Stef Elrick – ‘Ambition’ – Artist Q&A

  On Saturday 9th July 2016, 6-9pm, Instigate Arts takes over the main gallery space at HOME in Manchester to host our ‘Ambition’ pop-up exhibition. In this series of Q&A’s we get a little more insight into what makes some some of the participating artists tick. Here we speak with artist, dancer and writer Stef Elrick:   Can you tell us about your practice? I’m a dancer and performance artist who also dabbles in theatre and fiction writing. I love all forms of expression (although I’m terrible at fine art!!) I love embodying concepts in my work, creating visercal experiences that aim to…

Ambition at HOME mcr Saturday 9th July 2016

Instigate Arts: Ambition Ambition is part of Instigate Arts’ curatorial residency at HOME – Ambition & Identity. An evening of live performance, film and intervention. Ambition considers our insatiable struggle to succeed; from the personal to the global, we explore our fascination with celebrity and status and our constant search for affirmation, approval and acceptance. From our desperation to survive to our determination to thrive, no matter what the cost. Artists: Kevin Burke, Bartosz Beda, Stefanie Elrick & Laura McGee, Michelle Hannah, Richard Hughes, Sara Minelli & Matteo Giuliani, Emily Mulenga, Greg Thorpe, Angela Readman, Louise Woodcock, Maria Orengo.  

Ambition & Identity Project Launch at HOME Friday 17th June 6pm

Ambition & Identity Project Launch Part of: Instigate Arts Present Ambition & Identity As Curators in Residence at HOME, Instigate Arts have curated the HOME projects wall based exhibition launching at 6pm on June 17th in HOME’s event space on floor 1. For this, Instigate Arts bring together three creative talents working in distinctly different media –  paint, film and literature – to consider how our unique and individual contexts affect both our ambition & identity. How does who we are affect what we do, and how we chose to do it?  KAZLAND Zarina Muhammad Angela Readman All three artists are exhibiting in Manchester for the first…