TESTING the boundaries of theatre and audience experience is innovative performance company Kaleider by bringing four new live performances to Exeter this autumn.
Each one will take place in public spaces throughout the city, and has started with Where to Build the Walls that Protect Us.
Participants will encounter climatologists, planners, financiers and residents, while gathering thoughts and combining them with their own ideas about what a future city could look like.
Led by Exeter artist Stephen Hodge, the next will be weaving through the city on October 12 and 26, and November 9, at 11am. Tickets cost £10.
The second part of the Kaleider programme is Ariel, a part installation and part performance, at Exeter Central Library, from October 19 to 26, every half an hour between 9.30am to 5.30pm. Tickets are on a pay as much as you can basis.
Ariel tells an intimate story about a pioneering engineer and his wife, an avant garde dancer. It has been created by performer and writer Alice Tatton-Brown after finding anonymous photograph albums in an Exeter junk shop four years ago.
All the photos were taken between the 1902 and 1943, and Alice began a three-year search for the lost couple in the photos, and just when she was about to give up, she discovered their identities.
Offering a vastly different performance is Running Out of Time. Participants are given a time code that guides them through a city landscape with a set of free-running instructions. Video recording their experience, they will upload the footage to an online global platform where it will be broadcast simultaneously with other participants performing the same task in different cities around the world.
The final and fourth installment is The Money, being performed at Exeter's Guildhall on November 19, 20, 25, 26 and 28, at 7pm. Tickets cost a minimum donation of £10.
Created by Kaleider's artistic director Seth Honnor, it is about what we decide to spend our money on and how we make collective decisions. To participate you either become a benefactor donating as much as you can, or a silent witness watching as a group of benefactors decide how to spend the collective money. If you don't like the way the decision is going silent witnesses can buy their way in as benefactors.
Giving a greater insight into the work of Kaleider, Seth said: "It struck me the other day that it's quite unusual to have a season of entirely new work with no tried and tested hits in the mix, but also really exciting. The artists we're working with have excellent track records so it's really special to be part of their artistic journey as they make something new.
"It's an absolute pleasure to be inviting audiences to join us as we embark on this journey of experiment, intrigue, and adventure with brand new work being made here, in Exeter."
For more details visit www.kaleider.com