DIY: 2005 – Getting Lost: Journeys through another city

A three-day workshop investigating the notion of ‘lostness’ through mapping, walking and documenting London.

Led by Mark Hunter

Wednesday 1, Thursday 2, and Friday 3 June 2005
Toynbee Studios, London E2

The Project
Over three days the group will plan, perform and respond to a solo journey through Greater London. These journeys will be performed from composite maps constructed in collaboration with other members of the group. These journeys will be framed in order to raise questions concerning:

  • the possibility of getting lost in one’s own city
  • locating the ‘other’
  • exploring new territories
  • investigating locality
  • notions of trespass.

The three-days will focus on the collaborative process in opposition to and alongside the solo action. The group will plan and build their maps together, using preset rules, parameters and filters in order to challenge the notions of the individual artistic gesture. This pre-mapping process will then give way to the solo investigation; however once again rules, parameters and filters for carrying out the action will blur the boundaries of creativity, ownership and experience.

Application procedure
There is a maximum of 16 places available on this project. Applicants must be able to attend all three days of the project. Participants will be selected through open application. Potential participants should provide a CV and a response (in whatever medium) to the question: “How do you get lost?”

All material should be marked “DIYIII application” in the subject box and sent by electronic format to: [email protected] or by post to: Mark Hunter, Newham Sixth Form College, Prince Regent Lane, London E13 8SG. Applications must be received by 5:00pm on Monday 9 May 2005.

About the Artist
Mark Hunter is Drama Lecturer at Newham Sixth Form College and the University of East London, where he specialises in devised, process based performance work. His own work exists as performance-enquiry into walking, narrative and space and modes of recording, documenting and archiving these experiences, specifically when located in a city or urban environment.

Any questions?
If you have specific questions about Getting Lost: Journeys through another city you can email Mark Hunter at [email protected]

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