8th June 2015
The Site Gallery
The true story of Clyde Casey, a street performer who used surrealism and abstract art to fight crime in Los Angeles’ Skid Row in the 1980s, and the creator of a remarkable unprecedented (and unrepeated) project called Another Planet. A place beloved and fondly remembered by the hundreds of homeless men and women who frequented it, along with high-ranking city officials, movie stars, and artists.
Another Planet is one of the three nominees for the In The Dark Audio Award. Our judges loved the layers of worlds: King Eddy’s bar, Skid Row and, of course, Another Planet. The sound design – a bold mix of Casey’s own music and home-made sound effects – together with fantastic interviews reflect his avant-garde and surrealistic tendencies and make visual this this “dimension of imagination”. With many memorable one-liners and a strong central voice, Another Planet resonates long after the programme finishes and stands as a reminder that harmonicas and humour are always more effective than violence.
Produced by David Weinberg with Brendan Baker and Nick van der Kolk
WHEN: Monday 8th June 2015, 14.00
WHERE: Site Gallery, 1 Brown Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 2BS