DARK DAYS, LUMINOUS NIGHTS
THE WHITE HOTEL, SALFORD 3rd-10th June, 2021
It’s 2021. Manchester. Gleaming apartments rise up over the ancient river Irk, and under the prime real estate of Angel Meadow, 40,000 bodies are buried. Cities change.
In their most ambitious collaborative project to date, Manchester Collective re-imagine the live experience for a volatile new age. Inspired by a journey along a ruined waterway and premiering in mid-winter at The White Hotel in Salford, ‘Dark Days, Luminous Nights’ is part-exhibition, part-installation: a tapestry of music, film, dance and photography.
Featuring the work of artists Simon Buckley and Blackhaine, alongside a dramatic score by Edmund Finnis, Béla Bartók, and Wojciech Kilar, this intoxicating work looks deep into the soul of a city and asks: what have we lost?