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Artist Serena Korda is looking for five Monster Operators to perform in “The Awakening” at Arnolfini on the 12 September as part of 4 Days.

As a monster operator you will bring to life the 15ft Godzilla puppet at the centre of the performance.  You will be performing with 20 school children dressed as Boggart’s, old wizened men from Lancashire folklore, who perform a dance ritual to awaken ‘The Beast’.

This performance is part of 4 Days: four consecutive days of live and performance art informed by but unanchored to norms of narrative, plotline and prop, beginning, middle and end. As with previous editions of the micro-festival there will be opportunities to take part directly in some of the art-works presented plus follow texts that offer visitors the chance to self-theatricalize at a time and destination of their choosing. A multi-layered programme also includes a curator’s course, performance writing workshop and online audio platform.

If you are interested in being involved you will need to be available on September 11 at 6.30pm – 8.30pm for a rehearsal and then on 12 September 6pm – 9pm for the performance.  

Please email for further info or to register your interest. Please remember to include your height and build as this is required for operating the monster.