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Pauline and the Matches presents
Sprinkler System

Sat 13 April 2019

Following a residency at CCA in January, Pauline and the Matches will premiere a new performance entitled 'Sprinkler System' in the theatre space at CCA. Featuring A Cello, A Harp, A Drum Kit, Plasticine, Fire, Voice, Toilet Roll – together we navigate a world where an accumulation of small, seemingly innocent, actions are loaded with enormous unintended consequences…

The booklet that accompanies the performance lyrically weaves Pauline's plight with manmade environmental disasters, and descriptions of innocent technological advancements that now haunt us.

Pauline and the Matches is a theatrical experiment led by a group of artists and musicians. Expanding on notions of desire and consequence found within Henrich Hoffmann’s cautionary tale 'Pauline and the Matches' (1845), the on-going project aims to create an allegory for contemporary society and a bigger environmental picture. Incorporating painted sets, hanging cloths, costume, sound and music, each performance is playful and entertaining, whilst exploring wider concepts including how microscopic actions can have a global impact.

Pauline and the Matches have exhibited and performed as part of Edinburgh Art Festival (2017) and Eastern Promise, Platform, Glasgow (2017).