Where: Islington Mill, James St, Salford M3
When: Thursday 24th February 2011: Doors 6pm
What: LOIS MACDONALD & ANNA BEAM PRESENT
‘The year is 3012. The human species continues to thrive. Due to over population on Earth, Mars has been terraformed, ad now supports 30% of civilisation. The planets biggest export is Iron Ore. Soap Opera’s still exist. We are only human, after all.
Anna and Lois present a visual hypothesis of the future of the soap opera genre. Over their two week residency they will build, film and edit a pilot for the first Martian soap, Rugxa Limo.’
Lois Macdonald works in video and performance developing events, installations and exhibitions that investigate the growth of contemporary popular culture. Anna Beam is an artist and prop maker, having previously been involved in a number of Mill exhibitions including New Manchester and Object Lessons.
Lois and Anna first became involved with Islington Mill last year through our internship scheme which gave them the opportunity to develop ‘Mill 24’ together with Helen Collett. Mill 24 was an ambitious 24-hour long series of interventions, performances and temporary exhibitions showcasing new performance and interactive artworks from over 80 artists over the course of two 24 hour events.
Partnering up again Lois and Anna are developing a new site-specific work for Islington Mill’s Common Room. Over the course of two weeks Anna and Lois will build, film and edit a pilot for the first Martian soap opera, Rugxa Limo. Looking at the way in which soap’s reflect and question the ideals of the society they are set within, they will re-appropriate the iconic scenes from beloved British soap opera’s contemplating our relationships to one another, and society’s structure as a whole will change.
The resulting film will be screened as part of the Say Something Series followed by an evening club night with sci-fi themed cocktails, visuals and futuristic sounds.