CLUSTER BOMB [collective], established in 2009 at Dartington College of Arts, are a contemporary performance company whom accept everyone and anyone into their intensive collaborative process towards making performances.
As of autumn 2011 the [collective] have embarked up a year-long process towards developing our latest work - entitled Run! City! Run! - From our explorations into “Running as an artistic practice”. While “Walking as an artistic practice” has reached an established level from artists like Richard Long and Hamish Fulton, the [collective] are attempting to develop the movement, motion and process several steps further, and faster, by using the process of running to develop new kinds of performance and theatre.
Since establishing our new headquarters on the doorstep of the monstrous construction site of the Olympic Park in Hackney Wick, our performances have become increasingly influenced by our surroundings of mass-construction, surveillance and control. Many of our associate artists at ]performance s p a c e [ have been the subject of stop-and-search criminal investigations from the Counter-Terrorism units located within and around the Olympic Park.
How can live artists express critically their concerns, questions and statements about freedom in their work in relation to the assumed freedom of running? How free is running?
Our latest final performance - currently in development production - will critically explore the internal and external contradictions of the physical freedom of running, jogging and sprinting in relation to space and place where local residents are allowed to run around the Olympic Boroughs
We are on schedule to start presenting our performance Run! City! Run! at ]performance s p a c e [, Hackney Wick and other Olympic Boroughs in the late Autumn of 2012. Check our website for further information and dates of our performance www.clusterbombcollective.com or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org