Leonie and Ishwari will be working to explore alternative processes of mapping time and landscape, moving away from ideas of linearity and colonial legacies of demarcation. Focussing on process rather than production, they will do this using plant-based darkroom printing, fermentation and chorus interventions.
This DIY is run in partnership with Fermynwoods Contemporary Art.
Alternative Mapping of Time and Landscape sees Leonie Rousham and Ishwari Bhalerao invite participants to take part in experimental image making processes which focus on cycles of growth, decay and repetition.
Through a residency at Fermynwoods Contemporary Art participants will explore experimental darkroom printing and chorus interventions. Slow processes which move against neoliberal and extractivist drives towards output. Participants will explore how art can be used to aid collective sustenance and work towards an end to continued cycles of exhaustion.
This workshop will take place at Sudborough Green Lodge – Fermynwoods’ remote outreach base set in the Northamptonshire countryside within the largest and richest biodiversity grassland in the county, with medieval ridge and furrow ploughing. The meadow is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSi) due to the diversity of its flora species. The nearby habitat hosts rare wildlife including: the Red Kite, Hobby and Siskin birds; rare butterflies such as the Purple Emperor and White Admiral; the great-crested and smooth newt; Natterer’s Pipistrelle and Long-eared bats; as well as foxes, badgers, sheep and two species of deer.
This DIY is intended to be a two day activity including an overnight stay at Sudborough Green Lodge. With current Covid-19 restrictions this is not currently possible so we plan to recruit participating artists before the end of 2020 and to confirm a safe and practical time in dialogue with all parties.
This residency is intended for participants who are emerging artists and interested in ideas of expanded cinema, landscape and sustainable practices. We would also like participants to have practices/thoughts/ideologies/dreams which align with trajectories of opposing unsustainable colonial legacies of art-making.
To apply please visit the online form, answering the following questions.
Leonie Rousham and Ishwari Bhalerao are artists working in collaboration. They run a space called Kneed, a resource for artists and cultural workers to learn how to make collectively and sustainably, resisting the pressures of neoliberalism and constant accumulation. In their art practice they are interested in exploring alternative means of mapping time and place, opposing ideas of linearity and colonial cartographic legacies.
A list of the artist development workshops being run as part of DIY 2020.
Artistic practice as queer civics: a series of online encounters about making better worlds through lived experience, material support, fun, and mutation.Read more
Restless Study will be a space for people to study which privileges restlessness and distraction over focus and concentration. We will generate, manipulate and circulate objects of study, including text, conversation, image, action, movement, and beyond. We will throw off the shackles of goal-oriented education to reclaim study as a vital, liberatory mode of being in dialogue with others!Read more
This DIY project uses performance informed by science fiction, magic, ritual and idiocy to explore how our relationship to the public realm has changed and will continue to change because of COVID-19.Read more
Social life marooned like Tom Hanks in Castaway? Don’t befriend a volleyball, get social at Live Art Social (distance) Club!Read more
We are interested in the things that make us afraid and in the complex relationship that people have with fear. We intend to bring a group of artists together to create a performance whose only purpose is to be frightening.Read more
A 3-day remote retreat for six producers, curators and arts administrators who have had to undo their present and future work due to COVID-19. This DIY is run in partnership with ArtHouse JerseyRead more
Interested in using Live Art to create lo-fi short films exploring mental health and queer culture?Read more
“… Money talks, Dirty cash I want you, dirty cash I need you, oho”Read more
Autobiographical sessions for postcolonial diaspora. Bodies as places of legacy; voice as ancestral calling; sharing stories; rituals; being vulnerable together.Read more
Conversations on expanded multi-dimensional ideas of anatomy, divination, geography and language, seeking to bring transformational movement to ideas of trauma and healing as they are shaped by oppressive systems and given form in our bodiesRead more
“We will each immerse ourselves in a nearby forest and co-generate shared experiences through a series of synchronous somatic exercises and collective reading online. These activities will be the departure point for writing ghost stories and erotica.”Read more
Make like teenagers and build the Discord fanfiction version of Live Art from your bedroom, under the mentorship of real-life Discord experts (teenagers).Read more
A workshop aimed at fans and future fans of the late great Katherine Araniello, a queer, crip, red-headed firebrand whose work lives on to disturb and tantalize in equal measure.Read more
An online residency queerying ‘The politics of Intimacy’ within our bodies and lives as well as in our creative practice/sRead more
A Way Away uses the mode of correspondence course to explore ideas around distance – spatial and temporal, physical and social, imagined and real.Read more
Taking an experimental journey of gentle sensory under-load, progressively leading up to observing or participating in a full body wrap.Read more
Un-straightening, leaking and oozing towards queer entanglement, through an embodied practice of sweating.Read more