There are many ways to be an activist. From subtle to outright, from private to public.
2020 has challenged us to act – to act when stages have been shut down, yet social and environmental injustices have been surging. In this online gathering we will meet various artists who’s necessity to respond to the time we are living in has opened new spaces for performance and action.
This gathering of artists and their developing practices marks a moment to reflect and fortify the newly emerging practices and actions for change.
Conversations in the digital space facilitated by Monica Gillette, with interventions by Nora Chipaumire, Ghost and John, Yasmeen Godder, Itzik Giuli, Masako Matsushita, Jakevis Thomason.
What would an artwork that represent our collective voices look like? Derived from the concept of community sculpture building, movement practices and East Asian traditions. Ghost and John invite you to be part of this durational performance and installation. Together, we write, sing, dance, celebrate and make origami...
Emergency is Manchester’s twenty-first micro-marathon of the bizarre, the bold + the beautiful takes over the brand new Contact with a socially-distanced journey of live performances…
Join us in this panel discussion about digitalisation, surveillance, and milk tea!
The term "Milk Tea Alliance" is a meme that arose from the dispute between Thailand and China pundits on Twitter. This term reflects the fact that people have spent more time on the internet world since the pandemic, which has also brought additional conflict, an increased focus on public issues, and the exhibition of artworks online. These activities inevitably draw the attention of governmental authorities.
This panel will discuss the digitalisation of artworks and surveillance, and the strategies used by artists and activists towards visibility and invisibility, particularly in socially and politically charged arts projects.
Panel with Royal Conservatoire of Scotland: Beyond Contemporaneity: Futures of Performance
4 December 2020 (Fri) 3pm-4:30pm GMT
In this public panel conversation, artists, producers, thinkers, graduates, and policy-makers will discuss the future of contemporary performance. This discussion will touch on the multiplicity of factors which will inevitably shape the future such as public health, economy, artistic trajectory, access and hierarchies of power, societal and political support, and education.
Ghost & John (HK/UK), Multidisciplinary Art Duo
Jo Verrent (UK), Senior Producer, Unlimited
LJ Findlay-Walsh (UK), Artistic Director, Take Me Somewhere | Senior Performance Curator, Tramway