Participants Wanted/ Clifford Owens Photographs with an Audience (Manchester, 2013)

In May 2014 we will be presenting an exhibition by New York-based artist Clifford Owens. Working across the media of performance and photography, Owens’ practice is rooted in participation and audience engagement.

One of the new works will be Photographs with an Audience (Manchester, 2013) – and we are looking for participants to take part in this project. People from across the city are invited to join the artist in a large room. There they will respond to improvised situations, with Owens acting as ringleader and provocateur. The resulting photographic documentation will be displayed in the exhibition.

No skills or training are required and there will not be any preliminary sessions. This is an opportunity to take part in a completely improvised and unpredictable environment, where the level of individual engagement can be small or great. The event is likely to test boundaries and levels of risk, so please bear this in mind. Please note, not everyone photographed will end up in the exhibition.

The performance will take place from 18:30 – 20:30 on Tue 15 and Wed 16 October 2013.  If you are interested in taking part email