Salary: GBP £100
Application Deadline: September 21, 2018 2:00 pm
Company: Compass Presents
The event takes place on the 26th of September 2018, as part of Encounters film festival, in the wild gardens in Boiling Wells, St Werburghs, Bristol. The event presents an expanded cinema screening of BFI Folk Horror, Arcadia. The film is about our relationship with the land – it’s very experimental and made up of archive footage. The film has a spine-tingling score by Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp). It has got a strong pagan vibe, therefore we’re creating the rest of the event with that in mind.
As part of the event, audiences are encouraged to explore the gardens where they are to encounter naked, garlanded pagan revellers, a robed pagan priest making offerings to the fire, and a masked musician playing ethereal folk music inside a burning hut.
This is where YOU come in…
We are looking for:
*2 females and 1 male in their 20s or 30s to frolic and run naked through the gardens
*1 female, ideally 30s or older (no upper age limit) to perform pagan ritual by the fire
There will be direction around performance, although your input is welcomed, and performance will be largely improvised.
Essential Experience & Qualities
*Comfortable with improvisation
*A fun and positive attitude
*Reliable & professional
*Has costumes that might fit with the Pagan theme/ enjoys making or sourcing costumes
Hours of performance
*Wed 26 September 2018 19.30 – 20.30 (Call time 18.00)
Hours of rehearsal
*Tue 25 September 2018 18.30 – 20.30
*You’ll be part of an exciting, innovative and high profile arts event run in partnership with Encounters Film Festival and the Watershed
*We will provide a reference
*First preference for future roles for Compass events and stages
How to apply
Please send a covering email and CV to entitled ARCADIA: Performer Application.
14.30 on Friday 21 September 2017
About Compass Presents
Compass Presents are based in Bristol and resident at the Pervasive Media Studio, a centre leading research, development and explorations in experience design and creative technology. Compass Presents create immersive environments, enhanced screenings, and interactive encounters. Mixing film, visual art, digital content, music and performance, we use a multidisciplinary approach to present art from new perspectives. A not-for-profit Community Interest Company, Compass Presents have been delivering events within the creative and performing arts for a little over ten years.
Compass Presents are particularly interested in exploring old, cult and archive content in the context of a modern aesthetic, new cultural output and new technology.
Recent work includes a range of commissions from the BFI, including Celluloid Sail (circus, projection and archive aboard a Tall Ship) and expanded cinema screenings at Minack Theater in Cornwall.
As well as working with a range of dedicated venues in the South West including; Arnolfini, Watershed and The Eden Project, Compass often seek out ‘found’ spaces in an effort to programme in less traditional performance environments and reach wider audiences. Key to our ethos is a commitment to reaching new audiences through a multidisciplinary approach.