THE DEADLINE FOR THIS DIY HAS PASSED
DIY Public Selfcare System gathers together artists with lived experience of long term disabling conditions to explore acts of self care we have to perform in public, and consider repurposing these acts as performance
As the government dismantles our public health and welfare systems, the future looks like “no money, no care”: it looks like chronic illness for all those not at the very top of the pile. To survive without access to public healthcare, everyone is going to have to learn to perform public acts of self care.
We welcome artists of all ages and at all stages: young artists just beginning to make work as well as older or more experienced artists; those who are perhaps experiencing disabling conditions for the first time; those with perspectives on how disabling conditions are affected by other intersections.
We welcome you to engage in a challenging, playful, collaborative and professional creative process convened by an artist who specialises in making intimate and interactive works with unfiltered audiences in mind.
The application requires answers to the following questions (as written or audio responses):
We welcome applications from those based beyond and within Liverpool: DadaFest will do their best to help find or organise accommodation if you need it.
All the information on this page is also available in an audio format, and audio applications are accepted too. Listen to audio information about this DIY here.
We are committed to doing what we can to ensure that no participant is stopped from attending, especially by the very lived experience that we seek to value. DadaFest are providing a small amount of cash and a larger amount of time to assist with the practicalities of accessing the workshop.
Please note that all applications must be done via the online form, rather than being emailed direct to DIY artists.
Dates: Tue 9 – Sat 13 August 2016
Times: DIY Public Selfcare System is a 5-day process, comprised of: 2 consecutive days of group work, 1 day for rest/recovery or guided individual work, then 2 more consecutive days of group work. We are working to a model of 4hrs of 'intensive' work per day.
Location: The Bluecoat, Liverpool
This DIY is supported by DaDaFest
Rhiannon Armstrong is an interdisciplinary artist with expertise in participatory frameworks, known for making emotionally sensitive and critically astute work. Previous performance works in public settings include ‘Atonement’ and ‘Can I Help You?’, and the upcoming ‘Public Selfcare System’ at Tempting Failure, which inspired this DIY project. Her one-to-one performance, archive and online art work 'The International Archive of Things Left Unsaid' is being recognised as a model of excellence and innovation: as a performance work in a digital medium, and as a public space online that functions with an ethos of care.
Rhiannon has substantial experience facilitating artists and non-artists in various forms of creative expression, including delivering workshops internationally on the subject of collaboration, co-creation, and unfiltered audiences, and facilitating and developing work within the artistic practices of other artists: she particularly enjoys referring to Bobby Baker, Chris Goode & Co, Coney, Joshua Sofaer, Kings of England, Rachel Mars and the Tricycle Theatre as “my esteemed colleagues”.
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Photo credit: Roisin Armstrong
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