No New News (2015)
The performance explored links between the historic witchcraft trials of the 16th and 17th centuries and todays politics. Five performers, wearing a five person jumper with the houses of parliament on the front, read from a selection of newspapers including The Sun, The Metro, The Times, The Guardian to name a few. The performers found articles that created scapegoats or deviants in society. Commenting on the role that the media plays in portraying people in certain ways the performers changed words in the articles as they read the text out aloud. Names and actions were replaced with the word 'witch' or 'witchcraft', drawing a parallel between history and the present.
Performed with: Tom Cretney, Dale Fearnley, Live Haug Hilton, Kachun Lay, Anne-Liis Kogan, Laura Mahony, Nick Simpson, Istvan Virag
Photography: Julian Hughes (UK), Ingvild Myklebust (NO)