Everything that happened and would happen by German composer and artist Heiner Goebbels receives its world premiere in Manchester from 10–21 October 2018.
The work integrates live music, performance and large-scale multimedia installations and takes place in the vast space of Mayfield Depot, a historic former railway station.
Co-commissioned by Artangel, 14-18 NOW, Park Avenue Armory and Ruhrtriennale, the world premiere is presented with Manchester International Festival (MIF) as a pre-Factory event for its new world-class arts space being developed in Manchester.
Manchester International Festival (MIF) is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events, staged every two years in Manchester, UK.
Launched in 2007 MIF presents new commissions from across the spectrum of performing arts, visual arts and popular culture, staged in venues across Greater Manchester – from theatres, galleries and concert halls to railway depots, churches and car parks.
Everything that happened and would happen spans 120 years of European history within a vast shifting landscape animated by 17 performers and live musicians.
The work is inspired by Patrik Ouředník’s 2001 book Europeana; scenic elements from Goebbels’ 2012 staging of John Cage’s Europeras; and a different daily feed from TV channel Euronews’ No Comment – raw camera footage of the news, without commentary or mediation.
Everything that happened and would happen
By Heiner Goebbels
@ Mayfield Depot
10th – 21st October 2018
Tickets: £25 / £20 concessions