/ SANCTUM BRISTOL

/ SANCTUM
/ BRISTOL
/ NOV 2015

Commissioned by Bristol based art producers, SITUATIONS, the Sanctum project was a collaboration between Theaster Gates and ATC, rising from the ruin of a bombed out church in the centre of Bristol Sanctum is a performance space which showcases the many voices that make up the vibrant Bristol community.  It is a constant performance for 24 days , 24 hours a day involving over 2,500 performers with no listed programme or guide, a pot luck mix tape of a city.

 

The structure itself was designed and constructed by ATC and he describes it "The concept and philosophy of the building grew out of my desire to create a space within which ideas, music and words could be explored with freedom. A space that defied documentation and required the viewer to immerse themselves to be faced with no other idea than that of what is place in front of them and how they would interact with that moment"

 

Photo credit Jim Stephenson and Max McClure

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