The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination arrives in Manchester next week.
The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination (Lab of ii) is a space for international and local artists and activists to experiment with new forms of cultural resistance, exploring the interstices between art, politics, creativity and protest. Part of the global movement for social and ecological justice, the Lab of ii believes in moving beyond traditional methods of protest (marches, riots and placards) to forms which emphasise pleasure, love and the subversive nature of play.
Amongst its assorted ranks for the tour will be the Church of the Immaculate Consumption, whose prayers to products are an ironic extension of the logic of shopping as a religious act, and the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (CIRCA), who merge civil disobedience and the ancient art of clowning to mock the powerful and their very big tools.
More information on the lab, and tour dates, here