Drinks reception, Theatre Foyer: 5.30pm
Performance lecture, Theatre: 6pm. Booking essential - please reserve a free place
Private View, Wimbledon Space: 7 - 8.30pm
As part of a larger ongoing research project into the relationship between architectural design, creativity and learning, site specific artists Forster & Heighes present a live 'quantitative survey' of the educational landscape of Wimbledon College of Arts.
‘On the Hoof’- Speculation in Unimagined Space is a performance companion to their most recent installation Trig Point 51.4134° N, 00.2115° W (Wimbledon Space, Feb 3 - Feb 25, 2020) and draws on a series of anecdotal waypoints plotted over nearly 30 years of peripatetic ad-hoc research and compositional practice.
In its first iteration ‘On the Hoof’ explores the relationship between primary and ancillary space within the creative institution - between studio and store-room, laboratory and boiler house, workshop and water tower.
Using film, field notes, 'mocked-up’ construction techniques and a pair of antique Gunter's chains, Forster & Heighes begin to mark out the unimagined boundaries of a new model of creative provision; a geomantic prospectus for the material and spatial resourcing of the contemporary creative academy.
This event launches the Performance Platform at Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon.
The Performance Platform is a series of lectures, workshops, masterclasses and symposia designed to advance and promote public engagement with performance. It provides opportunities for students, staff, industry and members of the general public to explore our ambitious performance agenda, enabling us to deepen our understanding of the challenges and demands of making performance in an arts school environment.
It aims to raise the profile of performance across Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon College of Arts, whilst providing points of entry to contemporary performance debates and practice. The events reflect our wide-ranging engagements with performance partners and practitioners, and offer a public intellectual platform for examining contemporary theatre and performance-making.
Image: Forster & Heighes, trig point 51.4134° N, 0.2115° W