Karen Mirza and Brad Butler: The Exception and the Rule

Date posted: October 30, 2014

Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Museum of Non Participation, performance still, 2013.

Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Museum of Non Participation, performance still, 2013.

 

Karen Mirza and Brad Butler have collaborated with local Cardiff residents to workshop and stage one of Bertolt Brecht’s short ‘learning plays’ ‘The Exception and the Rule’. The ‘rule’ implies a legal language or a directive, while the ‘exception’ evokes being ungovernable or searching for an alternative to either the state or the free market. Together, they act as both a statement that ‘the rule cannot exist without the exception, and a question as to what a state of exception might be. Mirza and Butler encourage you to enter into the project with the spirit of mutual enrichment and collaboration, where personal experiences/expertise and collective interpretation ultimately converge in the public presentation of the play.

Players: Chris Beaumont, Ric Bower, Brad Butler, Angela Colderick, James Ellis, Vivian.C.Ezugha, Melissa Hinkin, Tabitha Sue Fry, Jemma Llewellyn, Karen Mirza, Kelly Price, Claire Prosser.

Saturday 8 November at the Temple of Peace, Cathays Park

Duration 2hrs

Ticket information

Free – please book a ticket HERE

Experimentica Pass-holders do not need a separate ticket for this event

An Artes Mundi 6 commission supported by Chapter.

Related Links

www.museumofnonparticipation.org

www.templeofpeaceandhealth.com