Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Exam - CityLife

by Sarah Walters

"...threatening to overshadow almost everything else [in the Queer Up North Festival] on the calendar is the return of Ultimate Holding Company, an art group best known for previously recreating Guantanamo Bay in Hulme for 10 days. Six years later, it invited 100 volunteers to be tattooed with the names of endangered species in Extinked.

The group returns with Exam, the brainchild of Joe Richardson and Jai Redman, developed with local community groups. What is it? Well, your guess is as good as ours, but frankly we’re terrified by the brief: ‘One thing is certain,’ it warns, ‘you will be tested’."

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