FESTIVAL FEATURE | Forest Fringe ➙
IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO CONSOLIDATE YOUR DEBTS . . . . . . then maybe take Harry Giles’ advice with a pinch of salt (if you can still afford salt, that is). In a one-on-one consultation called What We Owe, Giles dispenses entirely unqualii ed debt advice based on your own personal loans: i nancial, emotional, ecological and social. After 20 minutes you’ll have a colour-coded spreadsheet detailing your very own mildly absurd Debt Audit and Debt Action Plan, which lists all those meals you really should cook for your parents. ■ Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 20−22 Aug, 11am−1pm & 4−5.20pm, 23 Aug, 11am−1pm.
IF YOU’D LIKE TO PEEK INTO SOMEONE ELSE’S PERSONAL CATASTROPHE . . . . . . see Brian Lobel’s Mourning Glory Trilogy, three performances based around the death of his i rst boyfriend. The second of the three pieces recounts Lobel’s disastrous process of deleting his Facebook friends one by one, by public vote. In the third piece, Lobel searches for resonances of his boyfriend inside the words of a 2000-page Lehman Brothers Examination Report, neatly impending emotional and international i nancial collapse. ■ Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 16−25 Aug, times vary. together
IF YOU’RE NOT FAZED BY GETTING INTO THE BACK OF A STRANGER’S VAN . . . . . . clamber into Sarah-Jane Norman’s stationary truck and experience Rest Area. You’ll i nd a bed, a body, and a moment of sexual confusion. Not unlike your average Friday night at the Fringe, then, but with the added invitation to ruminate on the complexities of human desire, as Norman’s one-on-one performance installation provides ‘a meditation on longing, comfort and the melancholy eroticism of loneliness’. ■ Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 21−23 Aug, times vary.
Out of the Blue Drill Hall & Forest Centre Plus, 16–25 Aug, all events free (donations welcome), forestfringe.co.uk 24 THE LIST FESTIVAL 15–26 Aug 2013