Take on the News (2015)
The performance looked at the agenda of words from the printed press, questioning how political opinion can be heard in articles on current affairs. The work focused on oppositions, pitting newspapers against one another, deconstructing the written word and its logic.
Local slam poets and rappers were invited to take on one another in a battle style performance where different performers represented different papers. The represented newspapers included The Guardian, Financial Times, Daily Mail, The Sun. During the performance battles each performer wore a jumper with the corresponding newspaper logo.
Performed by: Deke Dobson, Adam Kammerling, Vanessa Kisuule