This weekend Up Hill Down Hall took place at the Tate Modern’s turbine hall. Our students and staff supported independent curator Claire Tancons in producing The Sky is Dancing, a performance offering critical and artistic perspectives on carnival.
The Fine Art students from the XD Pathway at Central Saint Martins also worked with the artists commissioned for Up Hill Down Hall. They helped produce works for the performances and in some cases created works themselves.
The Sky is Dancing was inspired by extensive student research into the socio-political history of the Notting Hill Carnival and the politics of space and location.
It responded to wider critical debates about public art and ceremonial practices that relate to carnival as a cultural and artistic form.