MIF: Everything That Happened and Would Happen

Everything That Happened and Everything That Would Happen was created by the singular German artist and composer Heiner Goebbels and receives its world premiere in Manchester, from 10th-21st October. This is an Artangel co-commission that explores Europe since the outbreak of the first great war of the 20th century: a contradictory, non-linear world lurching from the crisis of conflict to the promise of peace as 100 years pass by.

Part-performance, part-construction site, it's is a re-enactment of history, always on the verge of collapse – only to be rebuilt as if nothing had happened.

Featuring 20 performers and musicians, this new work brings together live music, performance, sound, movement and image on the site of Mayfield, a former railway station in Manchester.

Each performance will last approximately three hours, with audiences invited to explore the space and experience the work from a range of different vantage points.
This world premiere is being presented with Manchester International Festival as a pre-Factory event for its new world-class arts space being developed in Manchester.

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