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Mammalian Diving Reflex/Darren O’Donnell
Commissioned by In Between Time for IBT21 The Rupture.

Wednesday 14 July to Saturday 17 July 2021 (various times)

Join three incredible young people from Bristol – Alke, Chris and Germain – as they explore how to make a gentler and more contemplative normal.

Just at the exact moment things were really supposed to start happening, this trio were forced to pause their lives. They had no choice, leaned into it and found themselves some simple joy.

The Lockdown Resolution combines 360° video and live performance to take the audience on a virtual tour led by three young Bristolians, for whom the pandemic offered welcome respite. The Lockdown Resolution is about the quandary on so many minds: should we ever go back to the way we were before?

After IBT15‘s incredible staging of Nightwalks with Teenagers, In Between Time are delighted to welcome back Mammalian Diving Reflex to premiere this digital adaptation of their successful 2015 work.

The Lockdown Resolution was created entirely during the pandemic. This hybrid performance can be enjoyed either in person at Arnolfini with 10 people socially-distanced or remotely from home. Choose from daytime or evening slots and we’ll confirm full details once you’re booked.

Artist Biog:
Mammalian Diving Reflex is dedicated to investigating the social sphere, always on the lookout for contradictions to whip into aesthetically scintillating experiences. They create site and social-specific performance events, theatre productions, participatory gallery installations, videos, film, art objects and theoretical texts, collaborating with non-artists to create work that recognises the social responsibility of art, fosters a dialogue and dismantles barriers between individuals of all ages, cultural, economic and social backgrounds. Mammalian brings people together in new and unusual ways around the world, to create work that is engaging, challenging, and gets people talking, thinking and feeling. They make ideal entertainment for the end of the world.

Director: Darren O’Donnell
Codevisors and performers:
Alke Schwarz
Chris Lewis
Germain Loud
Creative Advisor and Editor: Fi Nicholson
Dramaturg: William Drew
Guest Dramaturg: Jana Eiting
Produced for Mammalian by Ryan Lewis, Tina Fance & Alice Fleming

Duration: 35 minutes.

In Between Time acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Council England, British Council Canada, Canadian High Commission and Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Supported by New Conversations, Farnham Maltings and Arnolfini. Created remotely and at Watershed and Bristol Old Vic.