DIY: 2005 – Discerning Risk

Led by Will Pollard with contribution from Roddy Hunter

A three-day workshop exploring strategies for encountering risk

Saturday 11, Sunday the 12, and Monday 13 June 2005

Toynbee Studios, London E2

The Project

This three-day workshop will place risk as a central aspect of Live Art practice. The workshop will explore and develop inbuilt and devised strategies / methodologies for encountering and dealing with risk.

Participants will be asked to examine their own practice and identify how risk manifests in and through their research. Participants will have the opportunity to make short pieces of work during the workshops.

The workshops will include contribution and a presentation by artist Roddy Hunter.

Application procedure

The workshop is aimed at emerging Live Artists. Places are limited and participants will be selected by application.

Applicants are invited to send a short CV and a 50 word statement highlighting their interest in risk.

Applications should be sent to [email protected] by Monday 9 May. Successful applicants will be notified by 16 May.

The Organiser

Will Pollard has recently presented work at VENT Live Art Festival, Oxford and the National Review of Live Art. He is currently undertaking his PhD. at Ulster University and was previously a co-director or Catalyst Arts, Belfast.

Roddy Hunter is an artist, curator, researcher and lecturer in the field of contemporary contextual fine art practice. He exhibits throughout Europe, North America, Southeast and Central Asia and the Middle East.

Any questions?

If you have specific questions about Discerning Risk you can email Will Pollard [email protected]

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