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Join us as we mark the closing of Re-collections with Crit-a-Oke – a free cabaret event featuring live performances, projections and karaoke. Crit-a-Oke feels like a late night party lecture. Squashing art criticism, theory and academic texts into a karaoke blender and sipping on the thinky musical smoothie that drips from the other side.

In previous iterations of Crit-a-Öke, Jerry Saltz criticisms have performed to Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ and Kylie Minogue’s ‘I Should Be So Lucky’ proved a fitting bed for Federici’s ‘Feminism and the Politics of Commons’, amongst other wild concoctions. Think Donna Summer and the S.C.U.M. Manifesto. Ask, “Does your Mother Know” about John Berger?

Get thoughtful and dancey all at once as Sheffield’s artists and thinkers perform their favourite arty texts as you’ve never heard them, to the songs that you (probably) know.

Specially created visuals projected during the performances will reference Site’s lifespan from 1979 to the present, with contributions from Society of Explorers.

Performing on the night:

Sarah Christie
Matthew Cull
Oriana Franceschi
Caitlin Merrett King & Josef Shanley Jackson
Miriam Miller
Zoyander Street
Lucy Vann

Kollective Coffee and Kitchen will be open late serving refreshments.

Crit-a-Oke is brought to you by Tžužjj – a curatorial project between Louis Palliser-Ames and James Harper.




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