DIY: 2009 – Brian Lobel Camp Live Art

Camp Live Art, a 3-day workshop where participants will play, twist, improve, trash and destroy various summer camp games and explore potentials and problems within interactive performance.

Led by Brian Lobel.

Mon-Wed 21-23 September, Colchester Arts Centre

Project summary:
Camp Live Art focuses on the generation of interactive performance material by exploring group activities, camp games and the idea of audience as community. It aims to enhance the participants’ consciousness around playing with, in and around audiences and utilizes games from classic summer camp playbooks alongside contemporary theories of audience, community and interactivity. During the workshop, participants (Campers) will learn both individually and collectively. At the end of the workshop, 10 compensated audience members (Players) will participate in the games/activities created. Players will be recruited separately.

Application procedure:
There are up to 10 places available for artists. Applications are invited from practising artists, recent graduates and students (graduate and undergraduate) in the fields of live art, performance art and experimental theatre. Participants should have some previous experience with interactive performance or performance which activates audiences.
To apply please email your CV to Brian Lobel at [email protected] with a brief answer to the following: If you could play one game with a group of your peers right now, which game would it be, and how would you get it organized in the next hour?

The deadline for applications is 6pm on Friday 17 July 2009, all applicants will be notified of the outcome by Friday 24 July 2009. Following this, we’ll provide participants with further details about times.

About the artist:
Brian Lobel creates performances concerning autobiography and, specifically, the politicized and isolated body. Brian’s performances include BALL, Other Funny Stories About Cancer, love,Self-, Explaining Les Miz and Festival of Lights Alive and have shown in London (Sadler’s Wells, Shunt, Duckie, Clod Ensemble) and over 50 cities internationally. Brian recently received a Wellcome Trust Arts Award for his upcoming project FUN WITH CANCER PATIENTS. Brian was a camp counselor and the head activities programmer at Seeds of Peace International Camp for 3 years.www.blobelwarming.com

If you have any questions regarding Camp Live Art please contact:
Brian Lobel — [email protected]

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