Moving Forest/AKA the Castle, 2012 London – July 4 live performance

Moving Forest presented by AKA the castle

2012 London


A twelve day prelude moving across the city; a twelve-hour sound art opera of betrayal and rebellion culminating in a spectacular series of disturbing performances in Chelsea College of Art Parade Ground; a one-day coda of debate.


12 hour live performance, 09:00 – 21:00 (GMT),  July 4

20 hour net audio stream 01:00 – 21:00 (GMT) , July 4

Four years after its presentation at Transmediale.08. Berlin, Moving Forest Moving Forest arrives at London on the eve of London Olympics. Moving Forest expands the last 12 minute of Kurosawa’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, ‘Throne of Blood’ (1957), into a sonic performance saga with a prelude of 12 days, a durational performance of 6 acts in 12 hours and a closing Coda for the sake of argument. Presented by a temporarily assembled troupe AKA the castle, Moving Forest brings together diverse visual/sonic/electronic/digital/ performance artists along with writers, walkers, coders, hackers, mobile agents, twitters, networkers and the general public to realize a contemporary version of a classic play. Making use of all media, the acts elaborate operatic manoeuvres into an escalating scheme of conspiracy and its contemporaneous political manifestations.


12 hour performance   9:00 – 21:00  July 4, 2012

acts | actions | players | movers | forest


[act0 – omen]  09:00 – 11:00, Furtherfield, Finsbury park

The Hexists


[act1 – remorse]  11:00 -13:00,  Triangle space, CCAD

Linda Dement , Marco Donnarumma, Laura Oldfield Ford, Francesca da Rimini

With 500 slogans read by Kendra Jones, Ophelia Bellio, Dena Rysdam Miller,


[act2 – betrayal]  13:00 – 15:00, Triangle space, CCAD

Valentina Vuksic, Oliver Wolf


[act3 – overthrow]  15:00 – 17:00, Triangle space, CCAD

Ewa Justka, Kaffe Matthews, xname

With  500 slogans read by Anat Ben-David

arrows by  Linda Dement with shooter Dani Villalba Suñol

Larisa Blazic – Beacon, appropriation by intruder


[act4 – insurgency]  17:00 to 20:00, The Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, CCAD

YoHA (Matsuko Yokokoji and Graham Harwood), Bioni Samp, Vasco Alves, Tom Keene, Clifford Hammett, Alexandra Sofie Joensson,  Anna Blumenkranz, Atau Tanaka and Tetsuo Kogawa (Tokyo streams).


[act5 – eternal return]  20:00 to  21:00 ,  The Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, CCAD

AUDiNT  (Toby Heys and Steve Goodman) with The Hexists


Running through all acts

500 slogans – libretto for moving forest by Matthew Fuller

Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood rendered by Graham Harwood


Forest on the move

Marc Widmer, Jonas Öhrström, Patric Kaufmann, Onigiri force,  The Militant City (with Isaac Marrero-Guillamón), MzTEK, Think like a forest (with John Jordan), Street Training  (with Lottie Child), Yiannis Chrysouliotis, aka pp (Eve Chabanon, Anne Laforet, Thomas Lasbouygues, Clémence Prieur, Claire Serres, Victor Schmitt)


July 4, 2012 moving forest – net audio stream schedule as follows.

accessible from


Resonance FM [0OOoo] – 01:00 to 09:00 – Olympic prophecies transmission

Resonance FM [ACT 0 – OMEN] – 09:00 to 11:00 – algorithm data stream

netstream transmission (from 11:00 to 21:00) :

[ACT1- REMORSE] – 11:00 to 13:00

[ACT2- BETRAYAL] – 13:00 to 15:00

[ACT3- OVERTHROW] – 15:00 to 17:00

[ACT4- INSURGENCY] – 17:00 to 20:00

[ACT5- ETERNAL RETURN] – 20:00 to 21:00


Radioactive Forest in Tokyo – part of [ACT 4] – 17:00-20:00

Tetsuo Kogawa joins from Tokyo during [ACT4 – INSURGENCY]



An  AKA the CASTLE presentation

A TAKE2030 production.

Organization & Support:: Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths,

University of London, Interactive Media Lab, Goldsmiths, University of London

Furtherfield , SPACE, Graduate School, CCW, University of the Arts London,

Wimbledon College of Art , Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts,

Queen Mary, University of London, KSSaudio,  Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council