CLUSTER BOMB [collective]

CLUSTER BOMB [collective] are contemporary performing artist collective, established in 2009 at Dartington College of Arts incorporating University College Falmouth, who specialise in devising contemporary performances evolving out of a cross-disciplinary, collaborative process. The [collective] are based in London, where they are current studio artists at ]performance s p a c e [, the UK’s only performance art specific gallery and artist-led non-profit organisation.

The [collective] work with a wide variety of international artist, all of whom have a strong background in the contemporary performance fields of theatre, choreography, writing, visual, digital, video and sonic arts.

The [collective] have developed performance projects on both a national and international level, and have been supported by Artsadmin, Battersea Arts Centre, Anolfini Bristol, University College Falmouth, ]performance s p a c e [, and Kunstfabrik/Flutgraben e.V, Berlin.

The [collective] are developing a project entitled TEUFELS¦BERG (the devil is (in the) listening) which will involve month-long residency in Teufelsberg, where the [collective] will live and work to devise, develop and produce a site-specific immersive tour around the former US Army field station, exploring the performance of listening:

“…the Allies already had radar facilities at Tegel, Tempelhof and Gatow airports.

Teufelsberg’s function was to listen – nothing more.”

Our residency in Teufelsberg will explore and question the passive nature of listening audiences in both theatre, performance art and sound walks, in order to find news ways of allowing audiences to make free choices in supposedly controlled guided tours around historical contexts, as well as the meaning of being an ‘audience’ themselves:

audience (n.)

late 14c., “the action of hearing,” from Old French audience, from Latin audentia “a hearing, listening,” from audientum, present participle of audire “to hear,” from PIE compound *au-dh- “to perceive physically, grasp,” from root*au- “to perceive” (cf. Greek aisthanesthai “to feel;” Sanskrit avih, Avestan avish “openly, evidently;” Old Church Slavonic javiti “to reveal”).

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