Tour name: Massive Attack v Adam Curtis
“A collective hallucination”
–Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack
“A musical entertainment about the power of illusion and the illusion of power”
An extraordinary collaboration connecting the dark, intense music and visual work of Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack with the thought-provoking vision of documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis, this site-specific event integrates music, film, politics, and elements of illusion in a hallucinatory ride through the dreams and hidden realities of our strange, anxious age.
Created by a visionary team of artists and designers that also includes Massive Attack, Punchdrunk director Felix Barrett (Sleep No More), radical set designer Es Devlin (stage and costume designer for everyone from the Royal Shakespeare Company to Kanye West and Jay-Z), and the innovative art and design practice United Visual Artists (whose commissions for venues such as the Tate Modern and the Serpentine Gallery intersect sculpture, architecture, live performance, and digital installation), this groundbreaking production includes performances by Massive Attack and places the audience at the center of arresting stories of politics and power over the past 30 years.
Co-created by Adam Curtis and Robert Del Naja
In collaboration with Felix Barrett, Es Devlin, and United Visual Artists
Massive Attack V Adam Curtis is commissioned by Park Avenue Armory, Manchester International Festival, and Ruhrtriennale International Festival of the Arts.