One Lift - Eight Floors - Many Stories
The 8th Floor takes place in an environment where the public and private collide. In many hospitals, for example, the top floor is maternity, the basement the morgue. In offices, the decision-makers occupy the upper levels, the lower ranks those beneath. And there are many floors - and stories - in between.
The 8th Floor explores momentous life-changing events taking place alongside mundane routine. Overheard snippets of lives colliding with each other, viewed through the frame of a lift.
A collaboration between Slot Machine's Nick Tigg, Fiona Creese and Nicola Blackwell and artists Sadie Cook and Nick Kennedy; The 8th Floor is highly visual, featuring extraordinary lighting, an intricate soundscape and live text in a variety of languages. It is a medium-scale project designed to be built in any indoor environment that has both a public and a private aspect.
What worlds exist beyond the top floor, or below the basement?
Slot Machine was formed in 2006. It is Artistic Directors Nick Tigg and Fiona Creese and Artistic Associate Nicola Blackwell. They have been making work, together and separately, for over 20 years. They make stuff that is weird and wonderful and funny and extraordinary- but not impossibly obscure. They make show for theatres. They also make site specific work.
Current projects include:
The Slide Show, a leftfield comedy for touring
The Scooter Ballet, a community piece choreographed for children on street scooters, wheelchair users and those on mobility scooters. Premiered at the Cornerstone Arts, Didcot.
One Snowy Night, a theatre piece for the very young, commissioned by Norden Farm Centre For the Arts, opening December 2010
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