“In everyone there sleeps a sense of life lived according to love” (P.Larkin)
Ariel is an intimate story told and retold in a library.
It’s the story of Ariel and John, and of what they left behind.
A re-working of a mystery and a love story.
Part audio walk, part installation, and part performance.
Ariel is about what we create together, what remains of us, and of what our modern preoccupation with photography and documentation might reveal to us.
Ariel is a piece designed for two people, although you can book individually. Advance booking only. No sales on the door.
The show requires audience members to move around the library, due to the historic nature of the building access is limited, please contact us if you require an accessible route.
Ariel is a Kaleider commission, conceived by Alice Tatton-Brown and is presented in partnership with Bristol Libraries.
Alice Tatton-Brown and Jonny Rowden – Performers
Sam Halmarack – Sound Design
Tim X Atack – Dramaturgy
Tarim – Media and Technical builder
Thu 22: 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm, 4pm, 4.45pm, 5.30pm
Fri 23: 10am, 10.45am, 11.30am, 12.15pm, 2pm, 2.45pm, 3.30pm
Sat 24: 10am, 10.45am, 11.30am, 12.15pm, 2pm, 2.45pm, 3.30pm
Sun 25: 1.15pm, 2pm, 2.45pm, 3.30pm
Alice is a Bristol based performer & writer, who makes detailed work for public spaces. She works predominantly in unusual locations, often on site responsive productions, and is the co-founder/co-director of art space The Parlour Showrooms (two empty shops in Bristol’s city centre). For Alice, performance works best in the gap between the imaginary and the actual, and between the orchestrated and the accidental, where slippages and shifts of understanding and perspective are made possible.