Mammalian Diving Reflex
will work with a group of local teenagers to create a series of performances, events and interventions that will take over an area of Salford, creating a teen-infused environment where the youth rule the roost.
The idea comes from Canadian arts outfit Mammalian Diving Reflex
, the same team who came up with Haircuts By Children, giving a group of 11-year-olds guidance in basic hairdressing skills before setting them up in a pop-up salon, offering passers-by free haircuts.
The project, led by Canadian artist group Mammalian Diving Reflex
, aims to dismantle the barriers between age groups, allowing children a chance to take charge and be heard.
Canadian performance company Mammalian Diving Reflex
have been working with six Scottish pensioners ahead of a revelatory show in which they discus their sex lives - now, then and in the future, in All The Sex I've Ever Had.
My second criterion is that these artists be among those I have worked with: since 2009, I have followed the work of Burns, Balfelt, Velez, and Mammalian Diving Reflex
, attending their public performances and exhibitions, and establishing a rapport with the artists and, in most cases, with their child/youth participants.