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By mute, 13 June 2012

2012 London
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A twelve day prelude moving across the city; a 
twelve-hour sound art opera of betrayal and 
rebellion culminating in a spectacular series of 
disturbing performances in Chelsea College of Art 
Parade Ground; a one-day coda of debate.

Moving Forest expands the last 12 minute of 
Kurosawa's adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, 
'Throne of Blood' (1957), into a sonic 
performance saga with a prelude of 12 days, a 
durational performance of 6 acts in 12 hours and 
a closing Coda for the sake of argument.

First presented at Transmediale.08. Berlin 2008, 
Moving Forest London maps an imaginary castle and 
a camouflaged forest revolt onto the 
hyper-playground of the London metropolis on the 
eve of Olympics 2012.  Presented by a temporarily 
assembled troupe AKA the castle, Moving Forest 
brings together diverse 
visual/sonic/electronic/digital/ performance 
artists along with writers, walkers, coders, 
hackers, mobile agents, twitters, networkers and 
the general public to realize a contemporary 
version of a classic play.  Making use of all 
media, the acts elaborate operatic manoeuvres 
into an escalating scheme of conspiracy and its 
contemporaneous political manifestations. The 
camouflage tree branches of Birnam Wood are 
electronically updated with contemporary forms of 
stealth and insurrection. Armed with signals and 
slogans, the Moving Forest forces an entry into 
the Castle.  A final merging of forest and castle 
occurs during a moment of downfall, jubilation 
and loss.

June 22 - July 3 ,  12 day prelude (London citywide and on the net)

July 4,   6 acts 12 hour performance
[act0 - omen]  9-11am (Furtherfield, Finsbury Park)
[act1 - remorse]  11am-1pm (Triangle Space, CCAD)
[act2 - betrayal]  1pm-3pm (Triangle Space, CCAD)
[act3 - overthrow]  3pm-5pm (Triangle Space, CCAD)
[act4 - insurgency] 5pm-8pm (The Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground at CCAD)
[act5 - eternal return] 8pm-9pm (The Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground at CCAD)

July 5, 12 - 6pm , workshop/coda (Triangle Space, CCAD)

*CCAD- Chelsea College of Art and Design

Moving Forest 2012 London
AKA the castle (in formation)
The Militant City (Isaac Marrero-Guillamón), 
MzTEK, labofii (John Jordan), street training 
(Lottie Child), Summer School of Revolt,  Marc 
Widmer, Jonas Öhrström, Patric Kaufmann, The 
Hexists, Laura Oldfield Ford, Marco Donnarumma , 
Linda Dement, Francesca da Rimini,  Valentina 
Vuksic, Olsen Wolf, Kaffe Matthews, xname, Ewa 
Justka, Anat Ben-David, Bioni samp, Vasco Alves, 
YoHa, Stephen Fortune, Clifford Hammett, 
Alexandra Sofie Joensson, Tom Keene,  Kendra 
Jones, Ashlee Renz-Hotz, Amanda Thickpenny, 
Ophelia Bellio, Dena Rysdam Miller, AUDiNT (Toby 
Heys and Steve Goodman).

Organized by
TAKE2030 (Ilze Black and Shu Lea Cheang)
Matthew Fuller (Center for Cultural studies, Goldsmiths College)
Graham Harwood (MA Interactive Media, Goldsmiths College)
Rachel Baker (

Moving Forest workshop/coda
organized by
David Garcia , Dean of CCW (Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon) Graduate School
Matthew Fuller, Reader in Digital Media, Goldsmiths College,
Josephine Berry Slater, editor of Mute magazine
John Cunningham, writer and participant in Full Unemployment Cinema

Organization associates:
Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London
Interactive Media Lab, Goldsmiths, University of London
Graduate School, CCW, University of the Arts London
Wimbledon College of Art
Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
Queen Mary, University of London

For info:

Four years after the presentation of Moving Forest at Berlin 
Transmediale.08. conspiracy edition,
Moving Forest launches its second edition (June 22 to July 5) on the 
eve of London Olympics.

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stream, a statement, a quote, a few links, join us as part of
insurgency force, part of summer school of revolt, part of 
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