The Cap and Dove

The Cap and Dove is a new commission by artist Joshua Sofaer, curated and produced by Rule of Threes for GM Arts. We were invited to develop an artistic programme as a legacy project from 2019’s Peterloo celebrations.

The Cap and Dove is a tiny arts centre on wheels, which, with its specially developed performance ensemble, will visit the 10 Greater Manchester Boroughs during Spring 2020 to explore the themes of democracy, freedom and protest with local communities.

Joshua Sofaer is concerned with modes of collaboration and participation, which he explores through social sculpture, performance, installation, exhibition and publication. His art and performance have been seen across the UK at galleries such as the Tate Modern and the ICA, festivals including Manchester International Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Hull City of Culture and internationally in Stockholm, San Francisco and Portugal.

Great Place, Stronger Together and Greater Manchester Strategic Authority
Joshua Sofaer, Tim Denton, Maisy Sumner, Caroline Dowsett and Standard Practice
Debbie Chan