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From 24 to 26 March, live and media arts festival ReROOTed will take over Humber Street Gallery.

ReROOTed, a two-day takeover of Hull’s newest contemporary arts space, combines interventions, performances, installations and conversations, reflecting on the legacy of the former commissioning agency, Hull Time Based Arts (HTBA) and 10 years of the Running Out Of Time (ROOT) Festival.

Featuring new commissions and existing work by more than 25 international artists, including Alexandre Burton, Alastair MacLennan and Anne Bean, it is a celebration of the past and present, encouraging us to question our capacity for change and the possibilities that sprout as we re-root, transplant and grow.

The festival is completely free to attend, so download the full festival schedule and drop in for a weekend of disruption, debate and chaos.


Friday 24 March


Give Me a Sign: Mark Waddell

Humber Street – 9am
A number of street signs created by artist Mark Waddell will be paraded on placards through the area surrounding Humber Street Gallery before being placed across the city.

Welcome: Mike Stubbs and Gillian Dyson

Humber Street Gallery – 11am
A welcome from ReROOTed curators Mike Stubbs and Gillian Dyson.

Lineages: The Legacy of Live and Media Art in Hull

Humber Street Gallery (Gallery Two) – 12.30pm
Bringing together influencers from the live and media art scene in the 1980s and 1990s, this panel looks into the HTBA ethos of risk-taking and collaboration as well as its legacy going forward. Curated by Helen Kaplinsky.

Quiver: Karen Christopher

Humber Street – 12.30pm, 3.45pm
Humber Street Gallery – 5.30pm, 7.30pm
Karen Christopher’s Quiver is a stationary movement which appears to have no end or beginning. It comes as an answer to the question “what never stops?”.

Hoi Polloi: Leeds Beckett Performing Arts Students

Humber Street – 2.30pm
A series of solo performances by Leeds Beckett University Performing Arts students informed by an exploration into how we are shaped by our actions, how others see us, and the changing conditions in the world.

Authentic Deception Lecture: Tom Cassani

Humber Street Gallery (Gallery Two) – 3pm
A performance lecture exploring Cassani‘s thoughts and findings on exposing and highlighting deception in performance.

Nowhere: European Cultural Collaborations Post-Brexit

Humber Street Gallery (Gallery Two) – 4pm
Hull has always had strong connections to Europe and HTBA’s work reflected this, featuring regular commissions of digital work in collaboration with major European media art centres. Now that Brexit is taking hold, this panel discusses how arts and culture will be affected in Hull. Curated by Helen Kaplinsky.

On The Cusp of Greatness: Mark Waddell

ReROOTed Shop Unit (Unit 6, Humber Street) – 4.30pm
Mark Waddell presents poetic intoxications from his latest collection.

Official Opening Celebration: ReROOTed

Humber Street Gallery – 5pm
Join us to celebrate the official opening of ReROOTed, where an exhibition of new work by Alexandre Burton, Graham Dunning, Nina Edge and more will be launched.

Impacts+: Alexandre Burton

Humber Street Gallery (Gallery One) – 7pm
Alexandre Burton activates the new iteration of stunning installation Impacts+ with a live performance. Please note this performance has a capacity of 30 and will operate on a first come first served basis. This performance is not suitable for those with a pacemaker.

Let’s Go! Filippos Tsitsopoulos

Humber Street Gallery (Gallery Three) – 8pm
Using fruit and vegetables to invent an imaginary reality between himself and the Fruit Market surrounding him, Tsitsopoulos questions what would happen if objects could talk – what would they say and what should we say to them?


Saturday 25 March


Inspiration Exchange: Third Angel

ReROOTed Shop Unit (Unit 6, Humber Street) – 12pm, 2.30pm
A 6B pencil. A bottle of marbles. A monkey visit. This durational performance from Third Angel asks where ideas come from and what stories of inspiration we carry with us. Drop in between 12pm and 2.30pm to hear and swap a story and help build up a library of collective inspiration. At 2.30pm there will be a short ‘summing up’ performance, presenting the stories shared so far.

Initiate Activate Generate

Humber Street Gallery (Gallery Two) – 12pm
This panel discusses what contemporary artists are doing to disrupt the status quo and positively impact the world we live in, questioning what responsibility decision-makers have to support artists in their practice. Representatives from Studio Eleven, Live Art Bistro, Assemble Fest, Yorkshire Visual Arts Network and Steakhouse Live will join Gillian Dyson to reflect on their experiences of developing initiatives in the current socio-political climate.

Lair Rail: Alastair MacLennan

ReROOTed Shop Unit (Unit 6, Humber Street) – 1.30pm
Known for his long, non-stop durational performance pieces lasting up to 144 hours, MacLennan reacts to political, social and cultural issues in this brand new performance for ReROOTed.

Skating on the Rivers: Dani Abulhawa

Humber Street Gallery – 2pm
A rare opportunity to explore the art of fluid movement and skateboarding in an urban space, lead by female skateboarder and performance lecturer Dani Abulhawa. We’ll provide the skateboards, so come along and get your skate on. Participants must be aged 12+.

There are 10 places available so please book your place.  This event has now sold out.

Launch: Performance Magazine Online

Humber Street Gallery (Gallery Two) – 2.30pm
Between 1979 and 1992 Performance Magazine documented an extraordinary period of art in the UK. ReROOTed sees the launch of an online archive by Rob La Frenais and LADA, along with a film screening by Hugo Glendinning, a performance by Anne Bean and a discussion about the magazine’s legacy.

iHull: Ronald Fraser-Munroe

Humber Street Gallery (Gallery Three) – 3pm
Resurrecting his 1997 classic Der Wandersmann (The Wanderer) performance and digital artwork, Fraser-Munroe presents remixed extracts from his audiovisual archive of Hull.

Coming Home: Gillian Dyson

Studio Eleven, Humber Street – 3pm
A new performance work by Dyson for ReROOTed, taking the context of a ‘home city’ to explore the memory of objects using a table, crockery and found materials from the Humber Street vicinity.

Post Reality – Laws of Similarity and Contagion: Anne Bean

Humber Street Gallery (Gallery Three) – 3.30pm
As part of the launch of Performance Magazine Online, Anne Bean will tap into some principles of Sympathetic Magic to conjure with her 45-year art practice and her long-term involvement with various Hull-based projects.

Ground Collective

ReROOTed Shop Unit (Unit 6, Humber Street) – 4pm
A discussion led by Ground Collective between three guests representing concentric spheres of human relativity and focusing on ideas of habitat, nature and politics.

Rooted Out: Rob Gawthrop & Jo Millett

Humber Street Gallery (Gallery Three) – 4.30pm
In light of the recent vote to leave the EU, HTBA founding members Gawthrop and Millet re-purpose the early films of G.A. Smith, overlapping and live soundtracking them to explore what this means.

The Time Salon: Julie Louise Bacon

Humber Street Gallery (Gallery Two) – 5pm
In 1996, Bacon presented a performance meal entitled Nectar and Ambrosia, exploring the aesthetic, political and culinary consequences of overlaying the timelines of democracy and the history of Hull. In The Time Salon for ReROOTed, Bacon steps back to ponder: where is democracy, where is the city and where is time now?

Filippos Tsitsopoulos

The Horsewash, known in Hull as “Oss Wash” – 5.15pm
For his second performance of the weekend, Filippos Tsitsopoulos takes his exploration of objects and environments to Hull’s “Oss Wash”.

When All of Your Wishes Are Granted Many of Your Dreams Will Be Destroyed: FK Alexander

Humber Street Gallery (Gallery Two) – 6pm
Using VHS, frequency, force, strobe and hammers, FK Alexander explores the decline of western civilisation, our animal ways and our survival instincts.

Citation City: People Like Us

Humber Street Gallery (Gallery Two) – 8.30pm
Vicki Bennett presents an audiovisual performance work collaging 300 feature films based or set in London. Creating a story within a story of the film world over many years, we find out what happens when these multiple narratives are combined.

Hive Synthesis: Bioni Samp

Humber Street Gallery – 9pm
Hive Synthesis is an audio journey inspired by Bioni Samp‘s desire to learn about bee frequencies, creating musical pieces that raise awareness of bees and their increasing fragility. Bioni’s performance will be followed by a DJ set.

Mechanical Techno Live: Graham Dunning

Humber Street Gallery (Gallery Two) – 10pm
In this live audiovisual performance, Graham Dunning builds a mechanical contraption on top of a turntable to create wonky, dynamic dance music.


Look out for…


Group Exhibition

24-25 March – 10am-8pm, 26 March – 10am-3pm
A collection of installations and artworks will unfold alongside the performance programme in Gallery Three of the Humber Street Gallery throughout the weekend. Work from Alexandre Burton, Graham Dunning, Nina Edge, Filippos Tsitopoulos, Ruth Levene, Anne Bean, Alastair MacLennan, FK Alexander and Simon Poulter (plus many other artists) will be presented alongside items and films from the ReROOTed archive. 

Plus some other surprise performances

Artists David Lynch, Ruth Levene, Karen Rann, John O’Shea, Hollington and Kyrprianou, Benedict Philips and Mark Waddell will be popping up in the area around the gallery and throughout the city centre, so keep your eyes peeled!

Work from Ground Collective and Marcel Craven will also go on show at Thieving Harry’s throughout the weekend.

Coming soon

During ReROOTed, Yorkshire & Humber Visual Arts Network (YVAN) has commissioned an artist to create a work in response to the two day takeover. The resulting work will be presented at YVAN’s Nourish 2017 regional conversation in autumn this year.

Performance spaces are limited in size so be sure to arrive early to avoid disappointment. Please be aware that photography will be taking place across the weekend.


64 Humber Street
01482 323484


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Venue Access

  • Accessible Toilets
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Baby Changing
  • Level Access
  • Wheelchair Access

Opening times

Monday Closed (open on Bank Holidays)
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm (open until 8pm, first Thurs of the month)
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

Creative Credits

ReROOTed is brought to you in collaboration with Hull Time Based Arts (HTBA) and FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), with thanks to Arts Council England, YVAN, University of South Wales, Leeds Beckett University and Studio Eleven.

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