MALICE IN WASTELAND
A place where man and machine collide and bio-mechanical creatures lurk in the shadows. Discover a neon lit world where bodies entwined with alien technology await you...
Malice in Wasteland came to life in the dingy, dark basement of an ex brothel on Brighton Seafront in January of 2015, where three artists decided to pool their creative skills and start an arts collective. During the Summer of the same year, Malice in Wasteland found themselves transported into the futuristic cyberpunk red light district of Boomtown Fair’s dystopian DSTRKT5.
Modelling in their unique and highly intricate sci-fi inspired costume, made from scavenged materials and discarded electrical goods; the artists ran daily ‘Cyborg Life Drawing Sessions' aiming to take life drawing out of the art studios and encourage festival attendees to explore their creativity in an unconventional environment.
In the following years Malice in Wasteland have continued to arrange life-drawing sessions in Brighton, as well as collaborating with local artists including The Drawing Circus, Pop-Up Brighton, The Bass Bin and the body artist Victoria Gugenheim.
In addition, they have been invited to perform at various UK festivals including No Mans Land, Small World Festival, Apocalypticus: Road to Ruin and internationally at Luna Negra Festival Post Apocalyptico, Spain.
Malice In Wasteland have returned to Boomtown Fair every year since their debut in 2015, and now run a larger venue in collaboration with The Mechanical Menagerie in DSTRKT5, expanding their performance repertoire and developing characters to interact with the audience as a part of the festival's Immersive Maze Game.
The venue also plays host to a variety of performers of other creative disciplines, and now has a music stage in the form of a giant mechanical 'Spider Soundsystem' created by The Mechanical Menagerie.
In 2019, Malice in Wasteland embark on another year of festivals and events, starting with the Brighton Fringe in May at the Bosco Theatre at The Spiegeltent.