Monsters of the World Tour
1 to 9 July 2022
Within Bournville’s historic green spaces over two consecutive weekends in July, a group of performers will recreate the fantasy of the Blemmye, as was apparently witnessed by European imperialists. The performers will enact behaviour and activities which were said to be ‘true’ in maps and travel journals over thousands of years.
The so-called ‘edges of the known world’, where mythical monsters were claimed to have existed in previous centuries, appear to mirror today where multinational companies extract resources, exploit labour, open new markets, and sell products.
The Monsters of the World Tour launches at Eastside Projects on Friday 1 July, 6pm, before moving to Bournville for Saturday 2 July and Saturday 9 July.
Alongside projects by Amy Ching-Yan Lam, Rajni Perera and Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, Jon’s project is part of our programme for the Birmingham 2022 Festival. This programme is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, Canada House and Canada Council for the Arts .