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State, the orchestr(ate)
MKII, London 2011

A live performance collaboration between R.M. Sánchez-Camus and Maria Agiomyrgiannaki exploring the state of austerity in the years following the financial crash of 2008. Alternately named Keftes! (thieves!)

Performed at MKII in Lower Clapton, Hackney, London.

state |stāt| noun 1 the particular condition that someone or something is in at a specific time : the state of the company’s finances | we’re worried about the artists’ states of mind. 2 a nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one government : the state of Confusistan. 

orchestrate |ˈôrkiˌstrāt| verb [ trans. ] 1 arrange or score (music) for orchestral performance. 2 arrange or direct the elements of (a situation) to produce a desired effect, esp. surreptitiously : the STATE was able to orchestrate the media campaign.