Performance Art in a Day
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Performance art opens many doors to both artists and audiences. An obvious choice if you are looking to diversify your practice and acquire new skills, using social critique and engagement to communicate with others. This live and experimental art form makes art accessible for all and provides a medium to explore and understand the world around us and our place within it...
Taught by: Rebecca Weeks.
Performance art opens many doors to both artists and audiences. An obvious choice if you are looking to diversify your practice and acquire new skills, using social critique and engagement to communicate with others. This live and experimental art form makes art accessible for all and provides a medium to explore and understand the world around us and our place within it. You will learn about the history of performance art, from its political dada origins, through to emerging contemporary practices enabling marginalised groups. Looking at both the theory and practice, the day will culminate in a live introductory performance session in a public space
You will have developed your understanding of the role performance art plays in social engagement. You will have gained new skills with which to perform and achieve social engagement and leave with documentation of a public performance.
Who Should Attend
Artists, Performers, educators, fundraisers, charity workers, architects, city planners, activists. Anyone with an interest in public space and the potential to use this to socially engage groups and open new ways of understanding space and our place within it.
All Levels Welcome
Rebecca Weeks is an internationally active performance Artist working individually and as half of Weeks and Whitford. Her work has been featured in significant Performance Art festivals including: Venice International Performance Art Week, Rapid Pulse, and Live Biennale and her writing about Performance has been published in various reserch journals and publications. She is currently working collaboratively with Manuel Vason. She has also been active as an indpendent Curator since 2004 and has won considerable support from various funders for her projects. She graduated from the University of The West of England, BA 2:1 Fine Art in 2002 and Dartington College Of Arts, MA Distinction,Arts And Cultural Management in 2006. Weeks has lectured to BA students across Fine Art, Theatre, and Curation courses as a visiting lecturer at Falmouth University and Plymouth University and acted as a consultant to the MA course at Brighton University.http://www.weeksandwhitford.co.uk
Please bring the following:
A memory stick or other device to receive documentation.
Costume – inexpensive garments that can be shared e.g. rubber or knitted gloves, aprons, high heels, wellington boots, shawls, cloaks, tights, wigs, overalls, skirts, jackets, ties, hats, beads.
Simple props e.g. small instruments to be shared, found objects (nothing expensive or precious should be used)