THE DEADLINE FOR THIS DIY HAS NOW PASSED
Becoming local – contextualising work for a place or context in which you don't necessarily belong
This DIY is for artists interested in genuinely socially engaged public work, performing on the streets of St Helens, directly to people who didn’t necessarily know they wanted to see it.
The application asks for a 500 word expression of interest in participating in our DIY project You’re not local, documentation of recent work (up to 5 images saved as a PDF and/or links to online documentation), and an answer to the following question: Please describe your current practice and relevant achievements / failures to date?
Dates: 7-9 July 2016
Times: 7pm-9pm (7th), 10am-6pm (8th), 10am-5pm (9th)
Location: Heart of Glass, St Helens
Travel, accommodation and lunch will be provided
This DIY is supported by Heart of Glass
Hunt & Darton is a collaboration between Jenny Hunt and Holly Darton. We have both practiced Art since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2003 and been working together for 8 years. Approaching performance from a Fine Art background we work across mediums often creating installations to perform within.
Our work derives from our shared celebrations and anxieties surrounding life choices particularly as women, in Britain, now. Our work has been described as deadpan and absurd, often collapsing into humour. We have a persistent fetish within our practice to consistently re-assess our relationship with our audience, embracing awkward moments, risk taking and constantly trying to close the gap between performer and viewer opting for a raw, underdone, conversational aesthetic.
Hunt & Darton are associate artists at Artsadmin and Cambridge Junction. www.huntanddartoncafe.com
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