festival
festival
festival

Wednesday 17th – Saturday 20th April
7.30 – 11.30pm
Polruan Village Hall, Cornwall, PL23 1PF (just below Main Carpark)
Four acts + DJ 
Great view, Cheap bar

2CD Festival compilation £10
Admission £5 per night
Festival compilation + £5 = Festival pass (four nights)


Festival artists and program:

Wednesday 17th April

Lee Patterson
 (Manchester, UK) amplified devices and processes
Matt Davis
 (Grampound, Cornwall) trumpet, electromagnetics, fieldrecordings
Ludomir Franczak+Marcin Dymiter 
(Poland) “Waiting for Emma” – audiovisual
Dennis Wiehahn
 (St Veep, Cornwall) electroacoustic diffusion

Thursday 18th April
Mat Pogo
 (Florence/Berlin) recorded & actual voice, CD player
Robert Curgenven
 (Polruan, Cornwall/Aus) feedback, turntables, fieldrecordings
Iris Garrelfs
 (London/Germany) voice, electronics
Alexander Wendt
 (London/Chemnitz) multiple speaker & microphones

Friday 19th April
Company Fuck
(
Aus/Berlin) one man noisecore karaoke explosion
Supergroup 
(featuring surprise members!)
Kathleen M
 (Cornwall/Aus) performance
JD Zazie
 (Bolzano/Berlin) turntables, manipulated CDs

Saturday 20th April

Nicholas Bullen (Birmingham, UK) live electroacoustic A/V set 
Jorg Maria Zeger
 (Berlin) guitar/fx
Nigel Ayers
 aka Nocturnal Emissions (Lostwithiel, Cornwall) live A/V set
Dominick Allen
 (Penryn, Cornwall) self-made devices, installation

Dom Allen installation Saturday during the day – child friendly!

A four-day festival with 16 performances by artists from across the UK, Germany, Italy and Australia, all in a small riverside village in rural Cornwall. This village, surrounded by water on three sides (Fowey River, Pont Slipway and English Channel) is already over 50% second homes and holiday lets. While tourism is a major source of income, particularly for the holiday lets, two pubs, café and a village shop, little of this tourism offers broad cultural benefit to the community. While not pretending to be an event to satisfy the mainstream cultural desires of the village, the Open Provocation Festival is catering to a wider audience from surrounding villages and aiming to facilitate new and thought provoking presentations in the region. Previous shows have been a success and have demonstrated there is an audience for arts and culture generally in the region. As well as providing a forum for the presentation of contemporary music and performance the festival aims to function as an artist camp and retreat in the coastal wilds of Cornwall where artists share performances, eat together and also share accommodation in some of the many houses available for let with the important difference that they are bringing something vital into the community. Very little arts and culture is on offer in East Cornwall and in a small way this Festival aims to address that issue whilst remaining open to all and thought provoking to many…