11 March – 8 July 2017
Dogsy Ma Bone is a spectacular production by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd made with and for children.
In 2016, the Turner Prize-nominated artist worked with 78 young people from Liverpool to create a new film and performance, using the city as a backdrop to the action. Originally commissioned for Liverpool Biennial 2016, the work is inspired by Bertolt Brecht’s Threepenny Opera (1928) and Betty Boop’s A Song A Day (1936). At Touchstones Rochdale, the production was presented in its entirety, surrounded by hand-made animal costumes and props.
Funded by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring programme, which brings artworks by international artists presented at the Liverpool Biennial 2016 festival of contemporary art to six arts organisations in the North of England.
Image: Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Dogsy Ma Bone, 12 June 2016 at Cains Brewery, Liverpool. Courtesy the artist and Sadie Coles HQ. Photo: Mark McNulty