Mike & Claire Manumisson Return To Ibiza with Phantasmagoria
Summoned by the Dreamcatcher, Mike & Claire Manumission are put on trial by Time Lords for “the crime of what they did not do”. They are given one chance to find the Missing Spirit of PHANTASMAGORIA, change the course of history and free the land from the corporate clutches threatening to asphyxiate it.
They set about a coup d’etat through seduction.
In a world devoid of culture, cinephile citizens congregate illegally in an underground future blues club called SEXUS to indulge in the forbidden fruits of a time gone by. The lines between fantasy and reality blur as our heroes go deep undercover and become part of the moving pictures the citizenry so admire, risking being obliterated by the shadowy characters with whom they share the silver screen or worse still caught in the gaze of the unforgiving corporate watchmen.
Beneath chiaroscuro lighting a real life film noir thriller is played out to a sultry soundtrack, interpreted by highly respected DJ’s and Producers including the protagonist Craig Richards in residency with guest stars Derrick Carter, Matthew Herbert, Ivan Smagghe & Skream. With unannounced special guests appearing throughout. Music programming by Derren Smart of London Electronic.
Mike & Claire Manumission, Bring To Ibiza PHANTASMAGORIA
…A love affair between dance, music and cinema.
The celebration will culminate every Friday night in August only, when PHANTASMAGORIA will be played out live over 8 hours. Booom will be transformed, with the noirish setting of smoke and low-key lighting into a sleazy futuristic blues club. Cinephile customers will come together to relish in their favorite film director’s work in a totally immersive audio/visual sensory experience.
Visual artist ‘Daffy’, Bafta and Emmy award winning Andrew Daffy – known widely for his work on visual effects projects such as Levi’s Odyssey, Bond title sequences, Soulwax’s ‘Machine’ and the Chemical Brother’s ‘Salmon Dance’ – will interpret the subject ‘film’ through beams of light, on screens and installations around the subterranean venue as the celebration culminates every Friday.
Smokey & The Movies, Bring 31 Days Of Open Air Cinema
Curated By Cult figureheads
Samantha Morton, Howard Marks, Lynne Ramsay,
Skin and Seth Troxler
with Meats, Beats & Cocktails
This August will see a full 31 nights of open air cinema, with a different curator each week. From esteemed BAFTA and Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated English actress Samantha Morton, director, producer, and cinematographer Lynne Ramsay, best known for her feature films Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar and We Need To Talk About Kevin, renowned author and former drug smuggler Howard Marks aka ‘Mr Nice’, Skunk Anansie’s Skin, as well as globetrotting DJ, rib connoisseur and founder of Smokey Tails Seth Troxler each candidate will take over a week of cinema. Full programme will follow next week.
Ibiza is the sun kissed Mediterranean island adored by the Phoenicians, the Romans and the Moors, protected by Tanit the Goddess of love and sexuality and guarded by Bes the Egyptian pygmy God of dance after whom the island is named. The island has a rich history of artists and rebels who came here to enjoy the unique sense of freedom including Pablo Picasso, Errol Flynn, Orson Welles, Humphrey Bogart, Truman Capote and Lawrence Olivier. Manumission fell inline with all of Ibiza’s natural ideals and magic, PHANTASMAGORIA takes this as a starting point and extends it far into the future.
PHANTASMAGORIA ES IBIZA
“In order to give a full report I ascertain that further investigation is required. Now that I have been accepted as one of the tribe I will return next week to continue my investigation. Eventually I will get to the bottom of this, even if it takes the whole month of August, I will get to the bottom of this. Mind freeze photographs to be examined and processed at the station.”
Friday’s 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th August
at Booom, Ibiza
– Line-ups per show, TBA