Plan 9

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Come into Gone / 15 & 29 July 2009

Plan 9, Bridewell Street, Bristol

“From the alienated starting point of our pseudo-sanity, everything is equivocal. Our sanity is not ‘true’ sanity. Their madness is not ‘true’ madness... Let no one suppose that we meet ‘true’ madness any more than that we are truly sane…” R.D. Laing.

Through a period of research and experimentation, Alialani will chart a very personal and internalised form of dissent – investigating what can be called insanity, an 'inner' retreat from 'real' life. Touching on withdrawal as a form of protest, monasticism, alternate realities, quasi-science and mythical icons of popular consciousness, fragments of our work will be pin tacked to a noticeboard outside Plan 9 on Bridewell Street throughout the project. These scribbles, specifications, lists and notes will then be confined to a log book at the culmination of our research.

To accompany this research there will be two themed film events at Plan 9 - Retreat : Wednesday 15 July at 19:00hrs and Asylum : Wednesday 29 July at 19:00hrs


> Part of Summer of Dissent