Mem Morrison collaborates with a range of multidisciplinary artists to produce performances in a variety of media for theatres and site-specific spaces. His work expands on an impressive back catalogue of memory and personal history to reflect a wider universal human experience, often revealing previously untold truths. Whether lamenting the break-up of a relationship or confronting his real-life classroom bullies, Morrison has established his own original visual narrative with an innate sense of style.
Mem Morrison’s production of Ringside draws on a lifetime of remembered Turkish Cypriot family weddings, testing traditional values by breaking the silence and changing history forever. At each venue, Mem Morrison invites 20 local women to be involved in a series of workshops leading to the performances.
Local is an arts project that aims to promote the local neighbourhood and shops in a creative and imaginative way. Gathering memories, stories and messages from people living and working locally, Mem Morrison celebrates the local area and gives it back through site-specific interventions and art works.
Gatefold is Mem's new piece that will be created in its full format in 2015. Gatefold is an amalgamation of performance, digital arts, installation and gig-culture inspired by the internationalism of popular music and the heightened way in which we consume it now. From a specific vantage point overlooking their city at dusk, a seated audience listens to an album. As the music steadily unfolds and the daylight fades, the city skyline is animated before them – a spectacle shared with passers-by in and around the activated landscape.
There will be work-in-progress and sharing of the different steps of development throughout 2014. Please contact the company for any interest.
Workshops and summer schools.
"Humanity, tenderness, honesty and indeed universality, all inform Ringside, alongside one of the most stylish installations you'll find."
The Herald on Ringside