Studio space available now!
Studio space is now available on a 'sliding-scale' basis - this means each artist pays whats affordable to them. See the Studio Space page for full details or to apply for space please complete the application form below and email email@example.com
Ritually Reading & Research
Ritually Reading & Researching is a new form of live & web based experimental research laboratory, where durational visual-performance processes meet critical research methodologies. Across 12 hours participants ‘unpack’ peer-chosen ‘texts’ (in the broadest interpretation of the term) responding through, but not limited to; collaborative performance processes, installation, text & audio. This project utilizes Dr Paul Hurley & Dane Watkin’s Connection/ Time web platform.
The process begins at 8pm with a dinner & reading ritual, participants then work until 8am researching the 'texts' presented. Throughout the duration participants collate, perform, present & instal their findings - whilst tweeting & emailing this text & image to land on the Connection/Time platform, from where audiences and participants alike can annotate with text and image responses.
Paul Hurley, Bean & Benjamin Sebastian will be on hand to facilitate the first event on Friday 15th February.
This project has also been inspired by Li E Chen's 24 hours in Dreams campaign in which Directors Bean & Benjamin Sebastian together with Li worked over a 24 hour duration. The process can can be seen via an e-book which tracks the artists tweets and collates images of this campaign & research process.
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]performance s a l o n [
]performance s a l o n [ - is an opportunity to show documentation, performance or current research & critically discuss the work and that of others. A chance to get and give feedback; tackling where your practice is at, where it’s going & what’s going on around you. Each salon is led by an invited artist and then opens up into a general ‘show & tell’ where anyone can present work and engage a critical audience.
Artists are invited to present work in any format appropriate to their practice. Previous salons have included actions, performance lectures, film & print exhibition and installation works. The sessions give audiences in-depth insight into artist's methodologies and work and artists a unique opportunity to discuss their work with others.
If you would like to participate in a salon please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Please see the home page for each months lead artist(s) or sign up to the mailing list for details.
]performance o p e n [ Encounter unknown work from unknown artists in an unregulated space.
]performance o p e n [ is a self curating open performance platform. It allows artists working in performance, live & time based art the opportunity to explore & present their work in a non restricted
Due to new space restrictions June’s open will be on a ‘first come first serve’ basis and limited to 10 artists. If you would like to just turn up on the night, there might be a spot, but this can’t be guaranteed.
We would also encourage artists to consider using the outside spaces around ]performance s p a c e [
Artists wishing to present work must arrive by 6pm
Doors open 7pm
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]performance s p a c e [ does not advocate unpaid internships, however we regularly work with universities to provide students with work placements as part of their course curricular.
The work placement offers two main strands of experience: studio management & artistic development. During a placement students take on the role of studio manager, including administration and co-managing of the core-programme with the Directors.
In addition to this students are encouraged to use the remainder of their time for artistic development. As such they will be provided with desk space, full access to the studios & facilities. We expect students to make use of the studio space and surrounding culture to develop their artistic practice. If time permits we also encourage students to take the opportunity to participate in a ]performance s a l o n [ or ]performance o p e n [.
An additional role of web & archiving assistant is also available.