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MAPS Festival: Nicola Smith is latest addition to line-up

Posted on - 5th July, 2012 - 9:45pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, News
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Artist Nicola Smith will bring her quirky show to Preston

The latest act to be announced for contemporary arts festival MAPS is visual artist Nicola Smith.

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MAPS is a day-long celebration of arts, music, poetry and performance at venues across the city on Saturday 8 September 2012.

Based in Manchester Nicola hosts her art and invites the audience to take part.

Here she tells us more about her act:

“I work in response to the context of my surroundings using different mediums such as live art intervention, performance, installation and video.

“I punctuate situations in public and private spaces by playing ‘host’ and acting out a series of actions.

“The different characters I have played are a glamorous foreign host, art gallery worker, tour guide and occasionally playing myself.

“My actions take on many forms such as public speaking, directing, singing and dancing in order to engage and disrupt the expectations of the audience. My performances happen in semi-public spaces to allow accidental audiences to take part.”

“I regard the audience as important as the artist in the realisation of work.”

You can check out more of Nicola’s work on her website.

MAPS festival is on the hunt for volunteers, so if you’d like to get involved then email [email protected] for more details.

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