Everything That Happened and Would Happen review at Mayfield, Manchester – ‘mesmeric multimedia work’

Inside a vast disused train station in Manchester, German composer and artist Heiner Goebbels is staging history.

"...Music, video, lighting and the movement of a large number of props are coordinated in a meticulously choreographed piece of performance....The lighting is absolutely stunning. It tessellates the floor and turns the entire space, concrete pillars and all, into a slippery Bridget Riley painting that seems to move before our eyes....There are a number of echoes of Kubrick in the imagery,.....The piece, part concert, part installation, part choreographic exercise, is sometimes impenetrable, sometimes repetitious – though history has a habit of doing that – but it’s deeply experiential, fascinatingly polyphonous and completely hypnotic."

Natasha Tripney
The Stage (GB), 12 October 2018
https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2018/everything-that-happened-and-would-happen-review-at-mayfield-manchester-heiner-goebbels/