Tuesday, 19 June 2012

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from 66 Minutes in Damascus / LIFT
In Leeds, the Performance Studies International conference, a combination of performance academics and artists, has at least 14 panel sessions with ecological themes -  like theorising eco-performance; performing environmental risk; sex, meat and ecology; and performing fluidity in watery places.

Alongside the PSi conference is the Ludus Festival, which includes Lo Monstre, a large animatronic insect-like animal walking through the streets of Leeds, and A Meadow Meander, immersing audiences in an ecological labyrinth.

On the streets of London, Lucian Bourjeily's work 66 Minutes in Damascus, during which the audience members are placed as a group of tourists visiting the Syrian capital and are arrested by the Syrian secret service, will be studied for its carbon efficiency.

The Edinburgh Film Festival starts on Wednesday. Dr. Seuss' Lorax, Paul the Psychic Octopus, animals in captivity, the coal roads of China and the landscape of Fukushima all feature.

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