The Abbatoir Pages

FoolishPeople create live art, ritual theatre, collaborative events, CDs, books & film to raise a numinous experience within the witness. We engineer immersive, open source experiences that become a catalyst for positive change. We seek to use ancient mythological techniques, elements of shamanism, drama therapy and strategic forecasting to enable a radical re-awakening of humanity's purpose & the individual's 'true will.' John Harrigan founded FoolishPeople in 1989, taking its name from the Fool major arcana of the tarot. The Fool coaxes us to walk our own path, not the path of the 'herd,' to become a 'Free Spirit' – a self-actualized person, free from societal constraints, who is able to let go of outmoded beliefs and ideals with the courage to pursue their own unique path. We have produced our work in prestigious cultural venues such as the Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Arcola Theatre and the Horse Hospital in London, the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham, internationally to America and Amsterdam and for clients such as the BBC. Our core collective features artists from England, Czech Republic, Sweden and America, and have collaborated with artists who specialise in different mediums worldwide. http://www.foolishpeople.org Guerrilla Zoo curate and create conceptual spaces / events with cross-platform ideas, which revolve around an inventive central theme. Promoting original artists from varying fields of contemporary music, art and performance, via our unique approach into creative platforms, networking and audience participation. Guerrilla Zoo is a resource for the exchange of skills, contacts and collaborations amongst various creative sub-communities. Guerrilla Zoo's series of evolving events take the form of an environment where all contemporary, underground and emerging arts practices are combined, and many specifically created projects are showcased and often performed for the public for the first time. http://www.guerrillazoo.com

Production Credits
Written & Directed by John Harrigan Produced by Lucy Allin, James Elphick & John Harrigan Curated by James Elphick, John Harrigan & Lucy Alli Artistic Directors: John Harrigan & James Elphick Sound Designers: Victoria Karlsson, P. Emerson Williams & Antoine Bertin Graphic Designers: P. Emerson Williams & James Curcio Program Editing & Layout: Tovarich Set Design Team: Emma Tompkins, Ryan Laight, Greg Simpson, Sam Newman, Abbie Yaxley, Hannah Druckes, Guy Burnett, Faustine Leverbe, Anne Bengard, John Harrigan & James Elphick Costume Designers: Syban V, Johanna Elf, Charlotte Tofield & Katie Beves Choreographer, ‘The Procession’: Ria Whitton Production and Creative Team: John Harrigan, James Elphick, Lucy Allin, Tereza Kamenicka, Victoria Karlsson, P. Emerson Williams, Ruth Middleton, James Curcio, Joseph Matheny & Jan Kamenicka Director’s Assistants: Ivan Tanda & Kat Gillet Treasure Hunt by Hunter-Gatherers & Emma Tompkins Producer of Online Strategic Development: Joseph Matheny Photographer: Yiannis Katsaris Featured music: ‘Walkin’ On The Sky’ by David Lynch & ‘Freagair Siod Mas Toil Leat Fhein E’ from Gaelic Songs of Scotland, Women at work in the Western Isles Sponsors: Alterati, Space Engineering, Greylodge, Mythos Media & Dark Mills Festival

Cast List
Beira Cailleach - Ruth Middleton Elizabeth Quarter - Laura Gallacher Elspet - Karen Collins Guardian - P. Emerson Williams Helen Mayer - Carrie Whitton Lady Rowen - Lara Honnor Lillick - Tereza Kamenicka Mazie - Lucy Allin Michael Sanzo - James Hayward Morna - Hannah Purdy Mother - Maria McColgan Nidhogg - Lucy Grace Norris Nwython - Angus King Tacuinum - Gabby Wong Thomas - Jamie Richards Kim Burnett - Animal Kristen Nicole Vogelsang - Animal Lisa Sheerin - Animal Martin Drogosz - Animal Sian Purdy - Animal Tania Batzoglou - Animal John Harrigan: John is a writer, director, artist and the founder of FoolishPeople. Harrigan’s work centres on the creation of ritual theatre, installation art and film which aim to raise a numinous experience within the witness. His work has performed at the ICA, The Horse Hospital, Arcola Theatre, throughout London and the rest of the UK as well as internationally to the United States and the Netherlands. asmadai@foolishpeople.org James Elphick: Guerrilla Zoo has been creating ground-breaking and innovative art events & conceptual happenings since 2004. It is directed, curated and organised by James Elphick. To date he has collaborated and worked with around 300 visual artists, performance groups, performers, musicians, DJs, VJs, filmmakers, magazines, fashion designers & photographers. james@guerrillazoo.com

Cast Biographies
Lucy Allin has been the producer of FoolishPeople and one of their core performers since 2006. “He looked at his own Soul/ with a Telescope. What seemed/ all irregular, he saw and/ shewed to be beautiful/ Constellations: and he added/ to the Consciousness hidden/ worlds within worlds.” — Coleridge, Notebooks. lucena@foolishpeople.org Tereza Kamenicka was born in the Czech Republic, and trained in classical theatre. She started her professional career performing with various companies in Prague, working with theatre ensembles such as Theatre on the Balustrade (Divadio na Zabraldi), Theatre Pribram, Theatre Vitezslava, The Music Theatre of Karlovy Vary and the Theatre Reznicka. Having moved to London, she became a permanent member of FoolishPeople in 2006. tereza@foolishpeople.org Ruth Middleton has just graduated from East 15 Acting School and is an exciting newcomer to the industry. Ruth’s individuality is rooted in her ability to fuse her unwavering energy and fire with her openness and sensitivity. Ruth creates full and honest characters grown from her impulsive, robust and vivacious talent. Ruth would like to take this opportunity to thank FoolishPeople for taking her on this inspiring, beautiful and life-changing journey. ruthmiddleton@hotmail.com Laura Gallacher: ‘The Abattoir Pages’ will be the first immersive theatre performance that Laura has performed in, having previously worked on short films and having practiced Method Acting at a London-based acting studio. lauragallacher87@btinternet.com

Carrie Whitton graduated from The Bridge Theatre Training Company in 2007. This is her third performance with FoolishPeople having appeared in ‘Dead Language’ at the ICA and ‘Cirxus’ at the Arcola. Other theatre credits include ‘Loving to Kill’ with Punchdrunk at the Battersea Arts Centre and ‘Salome’ with Lazarus Theatre Company at the Roundhouse. Film credits include the feature film ‘Frontman’ with Beat 24 Productions, ‘Clive Hole’ (BBC) and ‘Naked with True View.’ Carrie is excited and honoured to be working with FoolishPeople again. carrie11@hotmail.co.uk Hannah Purdy: This is Hannah’s second outing with FoolishPeople, following ‘Cirxus’ earlier this year. She loves the opportunity that the company gives her to take risks and challenge herself through rehearsal and performance, and to work in exciting venues with fantastic, generous actors. Hannah trained at GSA Conservatoire and since graduating in 2007 has worked in all genres of the business including theatre, film and voice over. hannahpurdy@hotmail.co.uk James Hayward: “My Nan was the first person to truly introduce me to the Sea.” jameswhayward@yahoo.co.uk Karen Collins is originally from Cork and trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Her previous roles have included Runt in ‘Disco Pigs,’ Anna in ‘Platonov,’ Isabella in ‘Measure for Measure’ and Lily in ‘The Sunbeam Girls’ (Cork Opera House). Television credits include ‘Falling for a Dancer’ (BBC). karenEP25@gmail.com

Lara Honnor trained at Birmingham School of Acting. Recent theatre credits include ‘The House of Bernarda Alba,’ ‘The Tempest’ (Tour of Italy), ‘Huis Clos,’ ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (Tour of France), ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses,’ ‘Three Sisters,’ ‘The Strip,’ ‘Titus Andronicus,’ ‘Autumn Sonata’ and ‘Agamemmnon.’ TV and Film credits include ‘Wire in the Blood,’ ‘Pappy’s Fun Club,’ ‘Black Ink’ and ‘April and Maria.’ lara.honnor@hotmail.com Maria McColgan’s theatre credits include: ‘Sohostreets’ (Soho Theatre), ‘By The Bog of Cats’ (London Irish Theatre), ‘A Lie of The Mind’ (Lighthouse Arts Centre), ‘Three Sisters’ (Aberstwyth University),’ Pygmalion’ (Gregynog), ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ (Gregynog), and ‘The Apple Cart’ (Gregynog). Film credits include: ‘Returning Home,’ ‘The Breakfast Club,’ ‘Vodoo Vegas.’ maria.mccolgan@hotmail.com Lucy Grace Norris graduated this year from the Advanced Performance Diploma at the City Lit. Roles whilst training include Una in ‘Blackbird’ and Juliet in ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ Prior to this she studied Theatre Studies at Warwick University before going to on to work extensively for a diverse range of theatre companies. She has recently finished playing the title role in Lazarus Theatre Company’s production of ‘Salome’ at The Roundhouse. lucygracenorris@googlemail.com Angus King is originally from Perthshire in Scotland and graduated in 2007 from The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Credits include Troy in ‘The Heart of Thomas Hardy’ (BBC/Modern TV), Narrator in ‘Desperately Seeking Doctors’ (BBC Scotland), and Osred in ‘The Bones Boys,’ (BBC Radio Scotland). Theatre credits include Osred ‘The Bones Boys,’ Oran Mor Glasgow, ‘Sir Walter Whorehound,’ ‘The Chaste Maid of Cheapside,’ Bristol Old Vic Studio and Murphy in ‘Sisterly Feel- ings,’ Bristol Old Vic Main House. ‘The Abattoir Pages’ is Angus’s first production with FoolishPeople. angustjking@yahoo.com

Originally from Hong Kong, Gabby Wong is a British educated and trained bilingual actress and an accomplished Soprano. Whilst studying Politics at University of Bath, Gabby became heavily involved in the student theatre and decided to retrain on the BA (hons) Acting course at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. Since graduating Gabby’s credits include ‘Othello’ (Shakespeare’s Globe), ‘Giant and Hero’ (Birmingham Rep), ‘Dialogue & Rebuttal,’ ‘Dream of Red Pavillion’ (Yellow Earth) and ‘Avenues of Eternal Peace’ (BBC Radio 4). Gabby is a member of Actors for Human Rights and also a founding member of THREEofaKIND productions. choco78@hotmail.com Since graduating from The Oxford School of Drama in 2006, Jamie Richards’ theatre credits have included: Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince in ‘Into the Woods,’ The Theatre, Chipping Norton; Narrator in ‘Our Town,’ The Pegasus Theatre, Ox- ford; Count Almaviva in ‘The Barber of Seville,’ The Lion and Unicorn Theatre; Cop in The 48hr Musical performance of ‘Sweet Charity,’ Theatre Royal; Chas in ‘A Karaoke Wedding,’ The Union Theatre; and Franz in ‘Kasimir and Karoline,’ BAC. He has also appeared on film and television: Nate in ‘Windfall,’ The Met Film School, James in ‘Agent X,’ NFTS; Nick in ‘Sleeper: How To Kill A Vampire,’ Catsby Films and Alan in ‘The Alexander Litvinenko Story,’ Al Jazeera Television. bwanjaime@hotmail.com Kim Burnett trained in Acting at Bretton Hall (Leeds University) and shortly followed this by gaining a Drama PGDE from Edinburgh University. Kim has been involved in a number of theatrical projects this year ranging from film to stage, most recently performing at the Watford Palace Theatre. She is currently working on the play ‘Vi and Em ‘vaccuees,’ a Theatre in Education project that will be toured around schools in January. Kim also teaches and runs Drama Workshops. kim.burnett@hotmail.co.uk

Kristen Nicole Vogelsang studied at Bretton Hall College for her undergraduate degree in Theatre and Performance. She recently completed her Masters degree in Performance Studies at the University of Leeds. Her previous projects include her own Verbatim work that she creates and directs as well as shows such as ‘The Last 5 Years,’ ‘Animal Farm,’ and ‘Carnival Messiah’ which was performed at Harewood House and performed in excerpts at the Royal Albert Hall. This will be her theatrical debut with FoolishPeople. knvogelsang@hotmail.com Lisa Sheerin graduated from a three year diploma in Acting in 2007 from Alra. Her previous credits include Alex, a lead role in Richard Zad- jlic’s ‘Dogs Barking’ at the Toronto and Edinburgh Festivals, Amber in Irvine Welsh’s ‘Ecstasy’ at the Edinburgh Festival, various character roles in ‘Theatre Grandslam’ and Kathleen in ‘Famine,’ at the Old Red Lion, Islington. Lisa is a London Lass with strong Irish roots, a character queen with a little bit of leading lady thrown in from time to time! zhada234@yahoo.co.uk Sian Purdy trained in Drama and Dance at Manchester Metropolitan University and then went on to take Drama into schools and nurseries in Cheshire. This is the first time that she has worked with FoolishPeople and is very pleased to be working with them. sianiebaby86@hotmail.co.uk Tania Batzoglou studied Psychology and Acting in Greece before she moved to London to complete a Masters degree in Drama and Movement Therapy (Sesame) at Central School of Speech and Drama. She continues her studies further at Central doing a practice-based PhD. t_batzoglou@hotmail.com

Artist Profiles:
I. P. Emerson Williams P. Emerson Williams has an extensive background as a multimedia artist whose work synthesizes musical expressions with sonic art and combining this alchemical distillation with visual art, video and performance. With a discography that spans over thirty releases, both as leader of psychoacoustic explorations of Veil of Thorns and Choronzon and as a contributor to albums by Manes, subQtaneous and as a core member with ccernn from Manes of kkoagulaa, which is forging its own path as a new art movement. In the last few years, the work of P. Emerson Williams has joined forces with FoolishPeople, first collaborating with author James Curcio on a contribution to Terra:Extremitas and later joining the core team of FoolishPeople starting with the production of Cirxus. This artistic marriage expanded the range of expression and media within which he creates exponentially. P. Emerson works as an illustrator and graphic artist with music labels, including Inner-X-Musick, Klang Gallerie, Aural Music and publishers, like occult/hermetic institution Original Falcon and Mythos Media in which he is a core partner. He has been showing art at music festivals and performing at art galleries. It has been rumoured in parapolitical circles that he is the voice of the audio book versions of El-Centro and the Incunabula Papers, but he’s not talking. We can say for sure that he has been contributing decidedly strange work to Alterati. com. http://www.veilofthorns.com II. Victoria Karlsson Victoria is a composer and sound artist working in London within composition, live art and installation practices, informed by ideas of both phonographic practices and recent concepts of ‘hauntology’ as well as traditional compositions. Victoria is fascinated by Pierre Schaefer’s ‘sound object,’ but still believes that sounds have inherent emotional and suggestive qualities, creating sonic environments and compositions that explores not so much haunted space as haunted sounds

themselves. Victoria is currently finishing an MA in Sound Art at London College of Communication. She has worked with FoolishPeople on several projects as a sound artist and performer. The Forest has been breathing in her mind for some time now, the rustling of leaves, the wind, creatures moving. The sounds and silences. The darkness of the trees. Water. Always water. Someone – or something – following in the shadows. http://www. victoriakarlsson.com vicky@victoriakarlsson.com III. Joseph Matheny A few of the things Joseph Matheny has achieved as an inventor, creator, marketer, product manager, CEO, CTO, writer and artist include: Playing a role in establishing and evangelizing standards and practices such as CD ROM, PDF, DVD, XML, RSS, Podcasting, ARG and digital video. He is the inventor of several matching and recommendation algorightms, is a published author of screenplays, white papers, technology, sci-fi, marketing and gaming books. He has been the executive producer and creator of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival Podcast and the ABA All Star Game podcast. Currently: Hosting GSpot audio podcast, Greylodge Podcasting Company, a Independent film review site covered on MSNBC, Wall Street Journal and Boing-Boing, founder and executive producer of Alterati, an on-line culture zine, founder and CTO with Michael Mailer of Pilotlite and founder/director and executive producer of the Los Angeles Film Festival podcasting station. http://jmatheny.wordpress.com IV. James Curcio James is a multi-media artist, writer, and theorist, who has spent most of his adult life exploring modern myths through media. This exploration has taken the form of collaborative novels, essays, internet ‘round-table’ musical albums, podcasts, live performances, and installations. These works commonly deal with controversial themes such as psycho-sexuality, the occult, and the exploration of consciousness. He is the Creative Director of Mythos Media, an arts collective formed

to produce and present projects such as these to the public, and Synchronicity Studios, a freelance consulting and production house for client-work. He will sleep when he is dead. http://www.jamescurcio.net V. Hunter-Gatherers Purveyors of fine adventures. Inviting people to see common things in an unfamiliar or strange way, in order to enhance perception of the familiar. Hunter-Gatherers create diverse adventures from urban treasure hunts and gallery explorations to forays into forest and field. Collaborating with inspiring artists, performers and musicians we have worked with a range of organisations including Whitechapel Gallery, Greater London Authority, Brighton & Hove Arts Commission, The Arts Council, Time Out, The Forestry Commission, Fermynwoods Gallery and The Secret Garden Party. Hunter-Gatherers are currently producing ‘les aventures d’alice’, a site specific performance in Brighton in 2010. http://www.hunter-gatherers.co.uk hello@hunter-gatherers.co.uk VI. Wes Unruh Wes became a public individual after exposure to outsider culture through Esozone, Alterati.com, GreenmanReview.com, and Keys 23 and 64 – Now co-author of The Art of Memetics, social media artist, and audio sculptor of Philip K Nixon. His work is previously featured in ‘Terra:Extremitas, A Foolish People Guide to the End of the Earth.’ “When I first had inklings about where this project was going, I found signs laying all about that had already led the way. I’ve been through this forest, there are strange fraction- al dimensions that the wood opens up.’ He paused. ‘There are shadows there that are more aware than I care to recall...Research as a fictive act, writing as evocation, sigilic art as spheres of emotional gradiants that can be notated, life as a recording – perhaps even one that could be played back...these are my guiding principles.” http://wesunruh.info

VII. Richard Webb Richard Webb channels exploratory meditations on the issues of power, hierarchy, identity and censorship within the modern world. Richard Webb completed his degree in Media Arts at Sheffield Hallam University in 2007 and is currently studying for an MA in Fine Art at The University of Brighton. Over the past two years, Webb has exhibited in galleries such as The Whitechapel Art Gallery, as well as in other more diverse spaces such as a semi-abandoned shopping centre and disused multi-storey car park on the South Coast, Benjamin Franklin House in London, and a converted shipping wharf in Amsterdam. Webb has also completed a period as Assistant Curator at De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill. This month, in parallel with The Abattoir Pages, he has shown work as part of a two-person show at The Agency Gallery (London) and has had his first solo exhibition in London at NO:ID Gallery. http://www.rawebb.com raw@rawebb.com VIII. Christina Williams Christina is an Australian-born artist, animator and musician residing in London. Commissions, freelance and volunteer work include theatre set painting and construction, storyboards, comic panels, logos, caricatures, album covers and paintings. Her exhibition in Covent Garden led to painting in the Lyceum Theatre’s Puppetry Department for ‘The Lion King,’ and to the commission, ‘Celtic Deities.’ Her work has also been exhibited at H.R. Giger’s castle in Gruyeres, Switzerland, The Mall Galleries and the Brick Lane Gallery in London. She was the Visualisation Artist for the Telectroscope at Southbank, London. http://www.christinawilliams.co.uk christina@christinawilliams.co.uk IX. Lee Adams Lee is a performance artist, sculptor, experimental filmmaker, installation artist and curator. He has worked all over the world from New York to London, Sydney to Mexico City since 1988 including Tate Modern, the Hayward Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Liverpool, Royal Opera House, The ICA, Riverside Studios, The Royal College of Art, 291 Gallery,

The Centre of Attention, The Nunnery Gallery, SHUNT Vaults, Museum of the Moving Image, The Horse Hospital, OMSK, Fierce! Festival, LIFT, BBC2, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, National Review of Live Art, The International Generative Art Festival, Milan, The Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast, Club Underworld, Athens, The Cock NYC, Duckie, Cinema L’Entrepot, Paris, Espace 29 Bordeaux, Cinema l’Oblo, Lausanne, the NGBK Gallery, Berlin, Inport Video Performance Festival, Talinn, Estonia, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania, the ePerformance & Plug-ins Festival, Sydney Australia, Telic Arts Exchange, Los Angeles, Mix Festival New York City, Cineteca Nacional Mexico City and Museo MADRE Naples. As a curator his credits include the Sexmutant Festival at the Nunnery Gallery, co-curating with Ron Athey ‘The Monster in the Night of the Labyrinth’ for the Hayward Gallery as part of Undercover Surrealism, Revisions of Excess for the 10th anniversary of Fierce! And Visions of Excess for SPILL Festival of Performance at SHUNT Vaults in London and Warehouse 9 Copenhagen. http://www.leeadams.net X. Samm Hain Samm was born in Framingham, Massachusetts during the blizzard of ‘78. His interest in the arts, occult and otherwise, were likewise born in Framingham. Primarily a writer and illustrator Samm often incorporates many mediums to tell a single story. Eschewing the supernatural in favour of the numinous his work investigates the cross roads of the real and the imaginable in an attempt to provoke the reader into assessing their relationship to the world and to inspire in them a desire to lead lives that demand artistic documentation. He is a frequent collaborator with FoolishPeople and has had work published in two anthologies, ‘Magick On The Edge,’ and ‘Terra:Extremitas,’ as well as several magazines. http://www.flowerofkairos.com samm.cell144@gmail.com XI. Antoine Bertin Antoine is a sound artist working between London and Paris. He graduated in 2008 from ENS Louis Lumière, France’s foremost sound engineering school and is now an MA Sound Art student at London College of Communication. His projects consist of installations, music compositions and

radio pieces. He is interested in the way sounds can be used for the exploration of space and time, and investigates themes such as our relation to nature, the unconscious, the connection between digital information and atoms, and life in outer space. He is currently conducting a research project about « fascination » in a sonic context and explores the wild, uncontrollable nature of sound. http://antoinebertin.wordpress.com XII. Kara Rae Garland Kara is a visionary poet living and working in mystical Portland, Oregon. She has been published in Konton magazine and The Best of Konton, as well as online at the webzine formerly known as Key23. http://www.beautifulpyre.com beautifulpyre@gmail.com XIII. Doug O’Neil Doug creates visual art and works primarily in the New York City area. Lately he has taken up the goal of creating video media that expands consciousness and enriches the soul, experimenting with the subliminal and hypnotic stimuli used in mass media and marketing on television but with a proactive, potentially healing intent. He hopes that these video ‘portals’ will act as windows to the timeless and universal Mythos...an Archaic Revival. http://www.dominovisualart.com XIV. Iain Sommerville Iain is a figurative sculptor based in the Northeast of Scotland. Sommerville’s interest in visual narrative stems from a long-held fascination with, what could be described as, ‘folk iconography.’ This term refers to the recognisable, yet enigmatic, motifs and allegories we often recall from antiquity and which can be found in medieval proverbs of folly, fables, carnival comedies and festive symbolism. The popular imagery of past cultures, particularly that of medieval/Renaissance Europe,

complements a number of the artist’s thematic leanings. These include the dichotomy of curiosity and repulsion, grotesque eroticism and innuendo, animal symbolism, the use of monstrosity as a narrative aid, convergence of Christian and pagan iconography, the anarchic fool and punishment with regard to gender and entertainment. “The grotesque depiction of organic physicality is a recurrent, perhaps even inescapable, preoccupation of mine. This tendency to distort the human form originates from a desire to stimulate (with immediacy) those viewing my work. Any image of the body (be it male or female) is something to which we are all naturally drawn. Hence, when figures are rendered unfamiliar they become uniquely affective motifs.” isommerville@hotmail.co.uk XV. Emily Dezurick-Badran Emily is a painter and writer currently based in the South East of England. Her work is informed by the effects of trauma (particularly Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), unusual or transgressive means to catharsis, and folk and fairy tales. Her artistic process is in accordance with Gregory Orr’s idea of art as survival. http://www.dezurickbadran.com emilykdb@gmail.com XVI. Jules Newman Jules is a London based artist whose fascinations with mythology, dreams, and symbols and interests in theatre and performance have led her to work in a variety of roles including in-crowd performer, model, make up artist, set designer, props maker, and events manager. She also runs an online spell shop called ‘The Magic Tree,’ and makes horned headpieces, masks and wigs as part of another project called ‘Ghoulia’s Peculiars.’ In all her endeavours Jules seeks to stimulate people to challenge their understanding of normality and to engage with their environment, senses and imagination. This can be manifested through meditation, through physical acts that symbolise catharsis, or by encouraging people to embrace the daydreams,

wonder, humour and playfulness that may be considered conventionally unacceptable. She aims to provide disguises that reveal truth and enable an authentic and inspiring experience. http://www.myspace.com/themagictree ghoulia@hotmail.co.uk 0785 22 66 543 XVII. Dijon Hierlehy Dijon is a London-based artist and writer whose works focus on the depiction of images that are both aesthetic and culturally ambiguous. Whilst studying for his Master’s in philosophy he became interested in Neitzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy and its development in the works of writer’s such as Angela Carter, Jorges Louis Borges and Italo Calvino. Considering the Apollonian and Dionysian aspects of religious art, this series of works explore the ambiguous history of alchemy within early Christianity and the important role that mysticism plays in perpetuating belief. The works intend to ask whether religion is a form of art. The contrary is considered self-evident. He is currently working with the production team at Auto-Italia gallery and has worked as Art Technician at the Lisson Gallery and on Punchdrunk productions in the past. He is currently updating a series of short stories based on Alchemical allegories from the 17th century Sloane collection at the British Library. dijon1@hotmail.com LuLu has always had a fascination for the dark mythic surrealist genre. Leaving art college in 2006 with a background in large scale figurative and fantasy sculpture, LuLu continues to also illustrate her own post apocalyptic story based on themes of the simultaneous corruption and redemption of humanity. This story forms the integral part of the majority of her ongoing projects. She has studios at Hamilton House, www. coexistuk.org Bristol. Since 2006 LuLu has exhibited at: The Arndean Gallery, Cork Street, London, DevonArt Works alongside Nicholas Bremer, creating fantasy immersive sculpture trails, Emporium Gallery in Stokes croft incorporating storytelling, poetry XVIII. LuLu

and music into an immersive solo show Stokes Croft, Armada producing external permanent murals in collaboration PRSC. Bristol Festival. Glastonbury Dance Village and Backstage Jazz Worlds Emporium Gallery as part of the Co-mutiny project Secret Garden Party Festival with her Primrose Cottage installation Shambala Festival with her Incarnatum installation Painted Live with Avalaan, www.avalaan.com at: Metro Snow in London, Nass, skate, music and motor-cross Festival, Glostenbury Skate Music and Arts Festival at Bristols Golden Lion, The Black Swan Venue in Bristol in association with Smokelife and Bristol Festival LuLu has also: produced artwork for the ‘We Are The Nynes’ album cover, is Arts Co-ordinator for Coexist, set up and now runs A-level Art part time at Hartpury College and continues to work towards collaborating with circus performers and set builders expanding, diversifying and intensifying the aesthetical and physical impact of her installed 3D and 2D stories which she plans to tour with next summer. http://www.lulucreate.com lulucreate@gmail.com 07921 504 630 XIX. Claire Jackson Claire Jackson is a recent graduate of Fine Art at Loughborough University. Her work specialises in creating innovative and unusual sculptures with predominant emphasis on the use of a heat reactive plastic. This medium allows for the artist to express her creative ideas and concepts in a unique and individual way. Emphasising on the flow and structure of the aesthetic forms, manipulating the plastic into twisting creeping forms which appear to spiral and grow like an organic form. The inspiration for these surreal white forms comes from scientific images of nature and the human body at a microscopic level. ‘I am constantly amazed at the insight and intimate beauty that science can provide to art through their imaging techniques, transforming my perspective when looking up close at something such as a virus, without any preconceptions’. The Biomorphic Polymorph sculptures with their surreal compositions, composed from an unfamiliar medium, are renowned for their ability to inspire curiosity and draw a reaction from the viewer. The unfa-

miliarity and caution exerted by the viewer at first inspection of the sculptures in a site specific setting, out- side of the liminal space of the gallery is inspiring to the artist. Juxtaposing her artwork within natural and atmospheric surroundings, Claire attempts to emphasis and heighten a viewers reaction and overall experience. Through research and experimentation the artist seeks to tap into our primitive reactions and psyche of what we unconsciously deem as disturbing or repelling, and what calls upon a person to seek further inspection of the unfamiliar. http://www.freewebs.com/artist-claire-jackson/ Artist_claire_jackson@hotmail.co.uk XX. Lorraine Clarke Following her Post Graduate Diploma (1980), Lorraine lived and worked in Italy, returning to the UK in 2000. After a residency at the Florence Trust Studios, she has been very active in developing Euroart Studios (and gallery) as well as projects & workshops for local community participation. Her work is influenced and informed by anatomy and aspects of the medical world. She creates 3D works and installations expressing a burgeoning interest in the human body, from the tremendous impact of biotechnology to the awesome complexity of the psyche. Her research addresses issues of sexuality, fertility, identity, individuality – from the primitive era to the modern day, alongside the history of medicine – from the knowledge of the ancient Wise Women to the current concerns surrounding organs donation and harvesting, and cloning. http://www.nosce-te-ipsum.co.uk lorraineclarke@euroart.co.uk XXI. Ryan Laight Ryan Laight graduated from the University Of Brighton in 2009, and now works as a freelance artist and maker, creating small scale sculptures and constructed costume pieces for film and theatre, He is co-creative director of Twisted Dreams, a performance based theatre company an creative director of `stART’ an art club for children and young adults giving all involved a Head start in Art. Ryan is very happy to be working on ‘The Abattoir Pages.’ http://www.ryanlaight.co.uk

Costume Designers
Syban Velardi Laufer is a costume & technical effects designer, provocative performance artist and a fabricator with a couture background. She has worked for and made creations for various companies and events. Syban V has Performed at Glastonbury, Reading, Download, The Big Chill, Kerrang Awards, The Brits, toured europe with Torture Garden and Lucha Britannia. Her costume work has been seen at all these events. She has produced work for the Victorian and Albert Museum as well as previous FoolishPeople events. She is a major collaborator with Guerrilla Zoo, working with them for the last 2 years, and is always interested in collaborating with further artists. sybanv@hotmail.com Katie Beves is a member of Twisted Cirque, which was established in 2005 in Brighton. It consists of a group of several performance artists and creative types that had been producing, performing, photographing, making costumes and props individually for life. Twisted Cirque came together and became greater than the sum of its parts. Part grotesque cabaret, part circus, Twisted Cirque has performed at Torture Garden, The Rubber Ball, Festival of Sins, The Bloodlust Ball, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Trade & Guerrilla Zoo., weaving special effects, circus skills, costume, piercing and painting into transfixing events and shows. Also part of their agenda is body painting, make up, angle grinding stilt, fire, special fx, design and make costumes for theatre, cabaret and carnival. Begin the hunt at http://www.twistedcirque.com twistedcirque@hotmail.co.uk Johanna Elf johannaelf@hotmail.com Charlotte Tofield tofield20@yahoo.co.uk

Choreographer
Ria Whitton, since graduating in 2009 from Hertfordshire Theatre School, has appeared in ‘Blood Wedding’ at the Southwark Playhouse. Her choreography credits include the music video ‘Another Day, Another Dollar’ for Beat 24 Productions. riawhitton@googlemail.com

Set Designers
Emma Tompkins is a newly graduated Theatre Designer from The Nottingham Trent University, who has already toured a co-devised work to an International Festival and worked on a Fringe First award-winning show as part of the 2009 Edinburgh Festival. Her work to date has centred largely around immersive theatrical experiences and her aptitude for the devising and designing stages lends itself to the encouragement of audience participation and exploration. tompkinstompkins@googlemail.com Greg Simpson graduated from Goldsmiths College in 2006 with a degree in Drama and Theatre Arts. He has since worked extensively as a technician, musican and writer in and around theatre, art galleries and music festivals. His interest and experience in performance art and artistic happenings has led to his collaboration with FoolishPeople and involvement in ‘The Abattoir Pages.’ gcosimpson@googlemail.com Sam Newman lives and works in London. He has a fine-art photographic background and is inspired by the cinematic image, most notably referencing horror and sci-fi aesthetics. His work concerns the physical properties of light and the perception of space by creating false realities through visual trickery, a sense of the surreal pervades. With this in mind, Sam aims to work within a wide range of disciplines including, art direction, set design and production, and enjoys the collaborative process that results from these encounters. This is his first time working with FoolishPeople and Guerilla Zoo. newman.sj@gmail.com Abbie Yaxley graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2006 with a degree in Drama, following which she joined Mountview Academy in order to further her technical skills by specialising in Design. Having successfully completed her diploma she is now skilled at model making, technical drawing, scenic painting and prop making, as well as set and costume design. Her experiences range from fringe theatre to constructing a set for a small film company, and having just returned from six months travelling, she has enjoyed collaborating on this exciting project. http://www.abbie-yaxley.com abbieyaxley@msn.com

Hannah Druckes is a theatre designer who graduated recently from Nottingham Trent’s Theatre Design course. Her inspiration comes from theatre’s ability to create moments of awe and wonder and also by the potential of immersive theatre to evoke extreme emotion in an audience. She has a range of experience in set construction, scenic painting, puppetry, object manipulation and devising narrative. She has recently started dreaming about the abattoir. Hannah_drukes@hotmail.com Guy Burnett graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design this year with a degree in Interior and Spatial Design. He specialises in technical and conceptual drawing, model making, film and painting but also has experience in set design, interior and furniture design. He is currently head of the design team at Nineteen;twentynine theatre company, designing and constructing sets. As part of his final year he was part of a video piece for a major project with the Architectural Association Design Research Laboratory exhibited at the BFI ONEDOTZERO 2008 festival. In his degree show he won the Drawing Prize for his final year project. guy_burnett@hotmail.com Faustine Leverbe graduated from Central Saint Martin School of Art in 2009. She studied theatre design for performance. Her previous work is mostly inspired by opera and she co-designed the Don Giovanni Opera last year in the Cochrane Theatre for one of final projects. She used to work in France, designing for freelance comedy theatre and is now finding inspiration in ‘The Abattoir Pages.’ fleverbe@yahoo.fr Anne Bengard is a London-based artist and performance designer currently studying BA (Hons) Performance Design and Practice at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design. In her performance design, Anne focuses on creating environments that make the most of attributes and objects already in the space and exploring how performers and audience can interact with these elements. As an artist, Anne mainly explores creating 2D mixed media visual art with dark, erotic and often humorous twists and undertones. Anne is heavily inspired by Japanese manga, tattoo and street art though her influences are vast and ever expanding just like the art world itself. http://www.abengard.com a.bengard@hotmail.co.uk

Directors Notes
Is it possible to plagiarize yourself? As a writer you use your life as the raw source material with which to construct your stories. After a number of years consuming yourself over and over you no longer remember where the art starts and you end. You're a snake, not to be trusted with the facts and information which comprise your own history. Ouroboros. Forever eating the shit of your own mind. What happens when the plate is empty? Time to retreat to the peace of the dark unending forest. Alone. Where others suffering from Gwyllt hide. The Gwyllt. A unique specification of insanity unlike any other. Only those who experience the Gwyllt truly understand that the forest is where divinity shits its miracles. Helen Mayer is the only person who comprehends my predicament. We've had many conversations and although we disagree on the true nature of the Gwyllt, she understands what can happen when the expectations that artists make upon themselves become too much and the cracks begin to appear across the surface of the imagination. I think it's only right to allow Helen to talk to you. the last word with you this Hallowe'en. Allow her

Before I allow Helen to speak I'd like to take this opportunity to thank every artist, writer and performer for sharing their incredible work with this project. Also thank you to every member of the creative and production team for working so hard to manifest the Forest and a special thank you to all of the sponsors of The Abattoir Pages. 'Art on the inside, Blood on the Outside' – John Harrigan 12/10/09, Monday 10:37am

PRIVATE SESSIONS

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Dear Character, Do you know how long I've waited to see you wake? So many nights I've toiled alone in the pit of my imagination. Everyone asks where a writer’s ideas come from. None of us tell the truth. They come from the sharp tight pain in the meat below my shoulders, the burning sensation in my heart, the lack of sight in sleep and the intent that will not stop until the world is remade over and over again. God made the world in seven days. I take his creation apart in my mind and remake it in each new angry draft of language. The human story is the blade which kills the truth of history with the poison of myth. None of it's true. This world is lost within a maze of narratives, we're sick and blind with tales, no one knows where the body of truth lies because man murdered it long ago, on the day he told his first tall tale and took Magick into his blood. We will never find sleep or peace until we are unmade and rewritten. You are my heart's engine. Yours in Gwyllt, Helen Mayer 12/10/09 Monday 10:35am

Acknowledgments
FoolishPeople and Guerrilla Zoo want to thank everyone involved in 'The Abattoir Pages' who have all been incredibly committed, enthusiastic and supportive during the project. The talented cast: Ruth, Laura, Karen, Carrie, Lara, Tereza, Lucy N, James, Hannah, Maria, Lucy A, Angus, Gabby, Jamie, Kim, Kristen, Lisa, Sian, Tania & John. The amazing artists: Richard, Peter, Syban, Lee, Lucinda, Samm, Christina, Wes, Kara, Emily, Jules, Joseph, Iain, Doug, Dijon and Claire. The courageous set design team: Emma Tompkins, Ryan Laight, Greg Simpson, Sam Newman, Abbie Yaxley, Hannah Druckes, Guy Burnett and Faustine Leverbe. Vicky, Peter & Antoine for their incredible sound design. Syban V, Johanna, Charlotte and Katie for their creative costume design. Bryony, Jenny from Hunter Gatherers & Emma for their original treasure hunt. Our sponsors, who have given us immense support: Reiko & Johan from Space Engineering, Marc & Marcus from Dark Mills Festival, Greylodge, Mythos Media, Alterati and Phil from the Slaughtered Lamb. Our graphic designers for their invaluable help: Peter, Jamie & Tovarich. For Jules: Paul Miller of Lacing Lilith. Ria, our choreographer of 'The Procession.' Yiannis for documenting the project through photography. Martin Aarons, who has allowed us to inhabit the Old Abattoir.

Our barman Martin for the energy brought into the Forester's Dreams. Thank you to the core creative team who have helped tremendously with different aspects of the production: Lucy, Peter, Tereza, Vicky, Jamie, Joseph, Ruth, Jan and Kat. A special thank you to John & James – John for writing & directing such an inspired piece, James for his energy and support in bringing the project to life. To you whom the wise exclaim as the single-syllable, supreme sound, stainless and peerless, bliss, formless, unconditioned. The indweller in the core of sacred tradition. To that primeval one we bow in adoration. Bast, we give thanks for watching over us and prowling the bounds. To the owl queen who guides us through the night. To Beira, ancient love and power we honour you in this working. Asmadai, the fire in our blood. To mother Moon for bestowing the Gwyllt. Dyl, Swrgh, Swrd Vlynt, Msky and the God Zero spinnning at the heart of the art we give thanks for this current.

Art on the Inside, Blood on the Outside

A Season of Jodorowsky
James is curating a season crystallising the work of visionary and cult figure Alejandro Jodorowsky which is being presented through theatre, film and music at prestigious venues in London throughout November 2009. The exhibit includes: • London theatre premiere of ‘The Gorilla’ by Alejandro & Brontis Jodorowsky • World premiere of new series of collaborative art works by Alejandro Jodorowsky & Pascale Montandon • Panic Exhibition also featuring exclusive work by Fernando Arrabal, Roland Topor and 30 provocative modern artists with special performances from Lee Adams, John Harrigan, Theatre of Absurd, Syban V and others For complete details, please visit the exhibition’s web site at http://www.guerrillazoo.com/season-of-jodorowsky

Hunter-Gatherers present: les aventures d'alice
WANTED: Empty building in Brighton WANTED: Image to front show - open call for submissions See website for more details: www.hunter-gatherers.co.uk

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