Manifest artist-led festival launched this July amidst Manchester International Festival 2015. Still in its research stage it offers an alternative model for artist-led activity, whilst being complementary to MIF’s big-budget programme. It would be interesting to gather some thoughts and […]
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Directed by Turner Prize-winning artist Douglas Gordon, Neck of the Woods stars Charlotte Rampling and features music by international concert pianist Hélène Grimaud. But does this Manchester International Festival production fulfill its potential? Chris Sharratt reports.
Following an introduction by Manchester International Festival Director Alex Poots and its Artistic advisor Hans Ulrich Obrist in 2013, artist Gerhard Richter and composer Arvo Pärt were inspired to make new work dedicated to each other. Bob Dickinson attended the premiére of this new collaboration at Mancheter’s renovated Whitworth, and discovered one of the highlights so far of MIF 2015.
Over the course of this year’s Manchester International Festival, the top floor exhibition space of the Manchester Art Gallery will be occupied by Ed Atkins’ Performance Capture, a durational project revolving around the ongoing production of a single computer-animated video. Luke Healey takes a tour of the exhibition and speaks to the artist.
Continuing its cross-artform commissioning process, the Manchester International Festival production Tree of Codes teams choreographer Wayne McGregor with visual artist Olafur Eliasson and musician Jamie XX. Bob Dickinson is mesmerised.