Cultural Participation in Place- Labours of Cultural Participation Event: 11th December

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Lone Twin, The Boat

The next in the series of cultural and creative participation in place events happens on the 11th December (6- 7.30 pm, Katherine Worth Building, Studio 1 and 2, Drama Department, Egham, drinks to follow).

This event will focus on the artists’ labour in the course of creation and cultural participation. Professor David Williams will discuss his on-going collaboration with Lone Twin, particularly on The Boat Project, a living archive that is captured in a boat made of donated objects. There will also be two parallel sets of discussions of particularly practice-based projects, these will focus on a range of key questions, including: What are the politics of participation and the labours of cultural participation? How do questions of craft, skills and artistic vision play into these debates? What are the intersection between practice-based research methods and other arts, humanities and social science research methods? How do creative practices enable interventions into the politics of knowledge making and society more generally?

The programme:

6 pm Studio 2
Introduction and Welcome (Helen and Harriet)

David Williams, Professor of Performance Practices

Focusing on The Boat Project, Lone Twin’s large-scale participatory project commissioned for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, David Williams (a long-term collaborator with Lone Twin) will describe the creation of an exquisite 30-foot sea-faring boat built from pieces of wood donated by people in south-east England. The presentation will touch on questions of encounter and exchange, collaborative co-creation, and a mapping of social histories and memory in the construction of this ‘floating archive’ – in particular, of a region’s relations with the sea.

6.30 Parallel Sessions
Studio 1: Chair: Harriet Hawkins
6.30 Jayne Lloyd Walking and Performance in dementia care
6.50 Chelsea Bruno Modular Synthesis Tuning Meditation and Cacophony
7.10 Siobhan O’Neill Tales from the Marsh

Studio 2: Chair: Helen Nicholson
6.30 Matt Smith Open and Closed Hands: The Applied Puppeteer as Meek Hero
6.50 Lucy Harrison Appropriating Technology: The use of hackable technology within composition and sound design
7.10 Nik Wakefield Immanent Encounters in the Lifeworks of Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša

7.30 Wine in Rehearsal Room B (ground floor)

Please do look at the abstracts. HARC Event 11th December

The event is sponsored by HARC @ RHUL and by Creativity Theme @RHUL


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