Brian Lobel: BINGE at HOME

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
BINGE at HOME Manchester
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Brian Lobel: BINGE at HOME Manchester, Manchester 24 — 26 May 2019 Entrance is free — Visit now

Created by Brian Lobel, BINGE is a new collection of one-to-one and intimate drop-in performances based on your most-loved box sets. Calling upon the modern-day obsession that is binge-watching TV shows, Lobel’s aim is to create a space where people can slow down, connect with others and experience closeness through the act of quietly watching.

Lobel’s aim is to create a space where people can slow down, connect with others and experience closeness

Taking place over the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend, the installation will feature work from eight artists: Qasim Reza Shaheem, Jenny Gaskell, Eva Serration/ David Chu, Tammy Reynolds, Andy Pilkington, Léonie Higgins, Ali Rome and Cheddar Gorgeous, and tickets to this event at HOME Manchester are free – you can just call in on the day.

Lobel, who hails from New York but is now based in London, has named Sex and the City as his chosen binge-watch TV series. Occupying the space between radical self-care and simple-minded pleasure, BINGE is inspired by Lobel’s renowned performance – You Have to Forgive Me – which he has performed all over the world, from youth hostel bedrooms in Lisbon to the iconic Sydney Opera House.

a new collection of one-to-one and intimate drop-in performances

Reconnecting with the comfort of a duvet and disconnecting from the noise of everyday life, all of the artists will be wearing either pyjamas or dressing gowns. Attending audience members, who will be greeted by gallery invigilators wearing nightwear, are encouraged to do the same – blurring the line between performer and spectator.

This is an interactive installation which creates a space to wind down and escape the commotion of everyday life; giving the opportunity to connect with the protection of a duvet and a supportive ear. BINGE offers an opportunity to leave the chaos and drama of your own life behind and escape into a world where whatever happens, will be resolved in under half an hour.

Brian Lobel: BINGE at HOME Manchester, Manchester 24 — 26 May 2019 Entrance is free Visit now

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