Created by Walk the Plank, Feast of Fire also features guest artists:
DENIS TRICOT: French artist Denis Tricot uses mixed media to create dynamic and dramatic sculptures in both rural and urban public spaces that are often animated by dancers, musicians and actors. Working across France and Europe, he is perhaps best known for working with strips of pliable wood, made from poplar, that weave in and around public spaces to create street interventions with a sense of movement and fluidity. Forming a kind of elegant, three dimensional ‘writing’, the sculptures form a response to surrounding architecture.
Previous work by Denis Tricot
For Feast of Fire, Denis will create a new sculpture using poplar strips that will weave in and around Milton Keynes’ iconic black portes cochères structures along Midsummer Boulevard near MK Gallery. These will be lit by firelight and accompanied by live music.
See more on Denis Tricot's website here
DAN FOX: Sound artist Dan Fox will create Fruits of the Fire, a new work with sculpture, sound and light which will occupy one of Milton Keynes iconic porte cochère street structures. Dan will be researching ways to use fire as a live audio source and an instrument by amplifying and digitising, and also harnessing the raw energy of fire to control lighting. Processes will include boiling wax, burning wood, quenching metal, and using steam whistles, carbon filaments, multichannel diffusion and real-time processing.
Previous work by Dan Fox
Through a one-day intensive workshop for up to 12 Milton Keynes-based artists, Dan will explore these processes to develop the composition, taking three artists forward to work with him to make the installation. Fruits of the Fire sees a return to Milton Keynes and The Stables for Dan which he last visited with Welfare State International in the early 1980s.
Read more about Dan Fox here
MR WILSON'S SECOND LINERS: In New Orleans, they celebrate in style. Second Lining is a quintessential New Orleans art form and involves following the band to enjoy the music, marching and dancing, twirling parasols and waving handkerchiefs. It is a full on street intervention. If you’re lucky enough to be caught up in the commotion, you’re part of the Second Line.
Mr. Wilson’s Second Liners are an anarchic extravaganza, bursting with colour and sound, with upbeat dance tunes that pay homage to disco, '90s club culture and the diehard days of the Hacienda and its greatest hero, Mr. Tony Wilson. Hot-stepping out in uniformed style with a nod to Sergeant Pepper, Mr Wilson’s are guaranteed to get audiences young and old dancing into a joyful frenzy.
Check out the Mr Wilson's Second Liners website here