Mr Jetdurational performance for arts buildings / variable length / 2019
available for booking

Please stay seated. Unattended security guards may be destroyed. This performance contains flashers and nothing much else of interest. The emergency exits are located now, then and whenever. Please ensure your devices remain calm.

Unfolding over multiple hours, Mr Jet reveals two ghostly ushers who lounge, pace, float and fidget; failing to stand to attention, whispering to each other through radio static.

Borrowing from customer service, public safety announcements, PR statements and emergency protocols, this playful and gently subversive intervention reflects on the oftentimes complicated relationship between institutions and their workers.

Created and performed by: Clara Potter-Sweet and Ben Kulvichit
Emergency Festival photos: Tamsin Drury

The first iteration of
Mr Jet was originally made to be performed in the dress circle seats of N.I.A.M.O.S, a beautiful early 20th century theatre which is now a co-operative run arts and community hub in Hulme, Manchester. It was later remade for foyer and/or gallery spaces in arts institutions.  
> 23 November 2021 / Emerge Festival, Warwick Arts Centre
> 21 September 2019 / Emergency Festival, N.I.A.M.O.S, Manchester

Watch some BTS videos from the 2nd edition of Mr Jet, reworked for Warwick Arts Centre’s Emerge Festival 2021. Our first time back in a rehearsal room post-Covid!