Join us as we mourn the old and seek the new, in a comedy sketch screening that celebrates Summer Solstice
Having planned to make an outdoor, family friendly, Covid safe, community affirming silly game show for September 2020, it was all postponed sadly due to 'you know what'. Instead, Seamas and his team adapted an Indoor TV Studio scenario to create an online production of Pagan Pandemonium.
A bonkers, surreal and educational TV game show featuring Cornish history and lost traditions. Watch two local families go head to head (from a safe distance) as they dance, sing and welcome in the future.
Visitors will be invited to engage with the themes of the games, in a light-hearted ritual to signal new beginnings.
Featuring a band, techno Morris dancing, a wrestling straw bear and a singing standing stone; join Seamas Carey as he celebrates communal joy and asks what happens, when such a thing is lost?
Pagan Pandemonium production funded by: Arts Council England, FEAST, Cornwall Council and Cornwall Museums Partnership.
About Seamas Carey
Seamas Carey is a Cornish artist best known for his anarchic, interactive and community based projects such as Pagan Pandemonium, I Wish I Was A Standing Stone and Seamas Carey Meets His 4 Year Old Self (Emma Rice's 2019 theatre highlight, the Guardian). He also conducts Cornwall’s first alternative male voice choir, Men Are Singing.
In 2020 he was the winner of the Maurice O'Connell Bursary Award.
Seamas is a multi-instrumentalist (accordion, piano, double bass, bagpipes, banjo, sousaphone) and has worked for the past nine years as a composer, performer, choir leader, musical director, puppeteer, silent film pianist and piano tuner. He grew up in Cornwall where he still lives, but has toured all over the world with theatre productions by Wildworks, Kneehigh and Sally Cookson.
Tate St Ives
18–21 June 2021
This display is part of Tate St Ives's Collection RouteBook free Collection ticket