This year's Junctures2 took place on the 24 March @ the Cambridge Junction, from 10.30 am onwards. You can choose to purchase a full day ticket or a half day ticket for either the first or second half.
Flies, molecular love, public transport, social dance and nuclear cocktails: Junctures2 is a day of live performances and provocations exploring innovation in interdisciplinary and transcultural practice from the UK, Europe, South America, Japan, Africa and the Middle east.
Date: Saturday 24 March
Venue: Cambridge Junction
Time: all day from 10.30 am
Price: Full Day: £20 (£15 concession) | Half day £15 (£12.50 concession)
Watch our teaser here
Danielle Mersch thinks she's a scientist. Henrietta Hale thinks she’s an artist. They have both chosen professions where they manipulate variables and environments to affect perception or create illusion to observe behavioural outcomes. These activities could be called experiments or could be called theatre. There is an ocean between them. With molecular Biologist Danielle Mersch and choreographer Henrietta Hale.
An opera based on the definition of a parasite as “one who eats alongside”, Vorephilia is set around an ornate banquet interrupted by an uninvited guest who disrupts the evening’s bourgeois civilities.
With Dr Gareth Bloomfield, Waste Paper Opera Company and visual artist/writer Gary Zhexi Zhang.
Kerstin Hacker: Generation Z – Broadening the Visual Narrative of Zambia
Javaad Alipoor: A mosque, a theatre, a centre of political extremism and a decent bar: Elements towards the Utopian Arts Centre.
Michael Mogensen and Ahaad Alamoudi: NIUN: Designing a Saudi future
Torange Khonsari: The Public Land Grab
Orkideh Behrouzan: Objects and Their Performative Enactment Through Rupture
Panelists: Kerstin Hacker, Torange Khonsari, Orkideh Behrouzan, Javaad Alipour, Gareth Bloomfield, Michael Mogensen
Chair: Mehrdad Seyf
How do we measure pain? You can’t see it, you can’t examine it, and every pain is unique. In their collaboration, Professor Bernie Carter (Professor of Children Nursing) and Rob Young (writer) investigate chronic pain in children, looking at the pivotal role of the mother figure as the axis point of crisis. Made in collaboration with Associate Artist Hannah.
A live re-shoot of the Arab swordsman scene from Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom with a twist. With Richard Dedomenici and Mehrdad Seyf.
Edison Cajas (film maker) and Daniela Contreras (performer and researcher) explore the relationship between architecture and memory through the unique landscape of residential buildings in Chile where domesticity sat side by side with torture in the living room, the kitchen and the bedroom.
Why do people want to vanish? Experimenting with the appearance and disappearance of images in live performance and the intermingling of fiction and reality, Zoi Dimitriou (dance artist/choreographer) with a team of creative collaborators and Sachiko Horiguchi (anthropologist) delve into the phenomenon of Johatsu, the vanishing people of Japan.
Join 30 Bird Artistic Director, Mehrdad Seyf and artist/film maker, Richard Dedomenici for nuclear cocktails, a spot of social dance and Iranian pastries and chewing gum as they recount the story of their failed attempts to organise a Chris de Burgh concert in Tehran. Featuring performances by Tara Fatehi Irani and Pouya Ehsaei.
A collaboration between 30 Bird, the molecular biologist Mohammad Mofatteh from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology Cambridge and Roxanne De Beaux from Cam Cycle.
Right Place Right Time is a spatial exploration of the relationship between intracellular cargo transport inside the human body and urban planning via public and private transport. Participants will travel on foot, by bike, in a car and by public transport to deliver secret cargoes to specific destinations and come back to tell the tale.
Events will carry on into the night with a concert by the Iranian musician Peyman Heydarian. (additional ticket required)