After formally opening their International Institute of Insectology conference, The Delegates act upon their civic duty to inform and warn the public that a swarm of mutating insects are travelling towards the conference venue via InterRail.
- As the insect swarm arrives, The Delegates take increasingly drastic, and at times comic measures to protect the public from infection and mutation.
- Despite their vigilance against the insect threat, one of The Delegates is bitten and undergoes a dramatic metamorphosis. The remaining and resolutely human insectologists seek to contain and manage the mutant creature.
Brian PopayInsectologists:Ben AdamsAntoinette BurchillStephen Jon CooperSarah McCluskeyWilliam Trevelyan
- Ben Adams, Antoinette Burchill and Stephen Jon Cooper gratefully acknowledge the support of emda, through the Cultural Landscapes programme and are delighted to bring The Delegates back home for a performance at Derby Feste on Saturday 24 September 2011.
Many thanks to: David Culleton, Joanna Geldard, Brian Popay & Steve Woodcock for the photographs and video documentation.