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34 Bristols at Arnolfini, Centre of Contemporary Art
Friday, 5th July 2013 to Sunday, 7th July 2013

A performance event showcasing 34 UK artists across Bristol at a diverse range of Bristol-based arts organisations. From a small village in New Brunswick to a ghost town owned by a mining corporation in Nevada there are thirty four places in the world called Bristol.

As part of 34 Bristols Arnolfini are excited to launch the weekend on Friday 5 July from 8pm with newly commissioned works by Shaun C Badham, Megan Clark-Bagnall and Leona Jones. Exploring themes of the banal, nostalgia and the philosophy of language, they present a series of performative reflections interrogating notions of place; as relational, historical and concerned with identity.

34 Bristols is a collaboration between Arnolfini, Bristol Old Vic, In Between Time, MAYK, M-SHED, Residence, Spike Island and Theatre Bristol. The project is supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Arts Council England.

Shaun C Badham
In Official Proceedings Shaun C Badham recites and performs the last 8 years of minutes taken from Bristol, South Dakota Council. Badham creates an interactive installation, which acts as a platform for the recital.