199512 - 13 May
1st Streets of Brighton
The Streets of Brighton was launched during the Brighton Festival and went on to become a key component of the Brighton Festival programme and one of the biggest and most vibrant celebrations of street art in the UK.
Among the performances was Oceano Satanas (the satanic ocean) by Cie Jo Bithume, in which a young boy enacted his epic quest suspended on ropes and floating platforms, while a crowd of stilt-wearing, flag-bearing creatures rushed recklessly through the crowd. The people of Brighton had genuinely never seen anything like it and the performance set many of Brighton’s artists and other arts professionals on their current street arts paths.