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Franko B announces touring performance with mechanical polar bear, appeals for funds

Performance artist Franko B has announced a new touring piece, titled Because Of Love, which will be touring next year, and for which he is attempting to crowdfund. The piece is loosely autobiographical, based on the romanticism of memory and the experience of remembering. The piece involves live music, projected video, and a life sized mechanical polar bear which Franko will dance with.

Because Of Love will involve collaborations with Steve Wald, Othon Mataragas, Walter van Beirendonck, Kamal Ackarie, and Thomas Qualmann. Franko has raised around half the total amount for the tour, but needs another £25,000 to complete the work, and is asking for donations via an IndieGoGo crowdfunding appeal.

Franko aims to tour the piece from Spring 2012, with the first performance confirmed at the Glasgow CCA for the New Moves International Festival. Watch the fundraising video below.