Trance Party hedonist EVIAN CHRIST is teaming up with his longtime lighting design collaborator EMMANUEL BIARD for a series of happenings in November and December. CONTAINER sees the pair rig an intense light and sound system inside a re-purposed steel shipping container, playing on the themes of cargo, sea freight and Liverpool’s own mercantile history. CONTAINER will land at an undisclosed location in the Baltic Triangle for three ‘performances’, each only open to 50 people. The only way anyone can gain entry is to text the number 0777 677 0707. Read the full missive below…
An artist’s impression of Shanghai Tower dominates the Liverpool waterfront
Thomas Steers Dock is the Liverpool One Shopping Centre
Greenland Street Fishing Ground is the Baltic Triangle
CONTAINER: Welcome to Hell
Evian Christ + Emmanuel Biard advance Baosteel Maximalism
50 ravers in a shipping container
Euphoric Trance, UK Hardcore, Bouncy House
Smoke, Strobes, Sybaritism
CONTAINER will be dropped three times at an undisclosed Baltic Triangle location, on the following dates: 16/11 + 30/11 + 15/12. Text 0777 677 0707 to gain entry. Capacity is strictly limited to 50 people. If successful, you will be notified of the location 24 hours before the event.
“Myself and Emmanuel started off with humble intentions, but our touring career has basically descended into an obsessive voyage of discovery to see how many strobe lights and arena-appropriate smoke machines someone could successfully fit inside Europe’s smallest, loudest clubs. Once that’s been settled, I play the music and Emmanuel plays the lights. In this particular case, we’ll have four 3000kw strobes servicing fifty people, which as a ratio is basically unheard of… very extreme. Please come in expectation of experiencing something akin to the final scene of Danny Boyle’s Sunshine, in which the protagonist (you) becomes consumed by the Sun, but with the promise of a better soundtrack and a less fanciful plot. Because for me, the story of this event is the history of containerised global sea-freight; the story of a country with an unsustainable and ever-widening trade deficit; of a city whose industrial sites were replaced with monuments honouring the speculations of international financiers; and of a culture which services this ongoing state of affairs by holding itself accountable to an unsolvable set of moral values. In short, I share SEVEN’s ambition to put 50 people inside a repurposed Chinese shipping container and have them stare directly into four strobe lights while I play the original mix of Xpander at 150db.”
Text 0777 677 0707 for more details.