COVID-19 has had a massive effect on all areas of society.
Making art in public space during and beyond COVID-19
A symposium for artists, performers, producers, programmers and funders working in outdoor arts and events
13.00 – 17.15 GMT
Saturday 4th July 2020
ONLINE AND FREE
As professionals working in outdoor arts and events, we have learnt to be flexible and inventive in how we make and present work. We have devised work practices that make our artists, crew and audiences safe in a range of situations outside the confines of traditional venues.
Moving Out provides a platform to bring together professionals from the outdoor arts and events sector to learn from each other as we develop strategies in response to COVID-19.
13.00 A plenary session with Q and A
Chair: Neil Butler
Keynote: Nadia Aguir Head of European and international relations, IN SITU general manager. Nadia will provide an overview of how IN SITU partners/festivals are responding to the COVID-19 crisis
Plenary: Angus MacKechnie Outdoor Arts UK, Werner Schrempf La Strada, Alan Richardson Surge and Wandy Cheng Steps Initiative
Martin Danziger Modo Circus, Louise Richards Motionhouse, Mary Genis CultureMix Arts and James Macpherson Artizani
14.30 Artists’ presentations
Artists: Angus Farquhar, Seth Honnor, Luke Jerram, Angie Dight, R.M. Sánchez-Camus, Zoe Katsilerou, Eilon Morris and Jen Patterson
15.10 Breakout workshops – Discussions on working with COVID-19
Breakout 1 Designing work – Martin Danziger (chair)
Breakout 2 Publicly engaged practice – R.M. Sánchez-Camus (chair)
Breakout 3 Producing festival programmes – Werner Schrempf (chair)
Breakout 4 Adapting work – Louise Richards (chair)
15.40 Report Back and Round Up
16.00 Showcase featuring Neverthere
Companies across the UK present live extracts of new work from their backyards, the sea or local parks. The inconvenience of a global pandemic has meant new work lovingly made by artists in 2020 has not been seen by anyone – until today.
Neverthere is a mini festival of scratch performance featuring innovative new work harnessing digital technologies. It is a space for artists to share new work and an opportunity for audiences to see innovation during this extraordinary time.
Neverthere emerged in response to the COVID-19 health crisis, looks at the future of making live performance, runs digital residencies and provides opportunities for artists to share new projects.
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If you wish to attend as audience, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive the programme and an invitation to the symposium. You must pre-register for the Zoom meeting by Thursday 2nd July, 5pm
Neil Butler (Chair), Nadia Aguir IN SITU | France, Werner Schrempf La Strada | Austria, Alan Richardson Surge | Scotland, Angus Mackechnie Outdoor Arts UK | England, Angus Farquhar Aproxima Arts | Scotland, Zoe Katsilerou + Eilon Morris Scotland, Sumit Sarkar Kriksix | England, Angie Dight Mischief La Bas | Scotland, Alex Rigg Oceanallover | Scotland, Thor Mcintyre-Burnie Aswarm | England, R.M. Sánchez-Camus Applied Live Art Studio (ALAS) | England, Wandy Cheng Steps Initiative | Canada, Martin Danziger Scotland, Louise Richards Motionhouse | England, Mary Genis CultureMix Arts | England, James Macpherson Artizani | England, Seth Honnor Kaleider | England, Luke Jerram England, Jen Patterson All or Nothing | Scotland, Diane Thornton Tenterhooks | Scotland, Ken Turner England, Ross Whyte Scotland, Emma Brierley Swallow the Sea | Scotland, Elisabeth Schilling Invisible Dance, Trevor Davies Københavns Internationale Teater | Denmark, Adrian Schvarzstein Spain, Roger Hartley Bureau of Silly Ideas | England, Helen Ottaway England, Féilim O’hAoláin Ireland