DIY: 2011 – Poppy Jackson ‘Liminal Bodies’: A Practical Workshop Exploring Nomadic Practice

Professional development projects BY artists FOR artists across the UK

DIY 8: 2011 – Call for Participants

Transience, travel and ‘borderless-ness’.

THIS DIY PROJECT IS NOW FULL.

Project summary:
‘Liminal Bodies’ is a four-day intensive professional development project for body-based performance practitioners who are interested in exploring themes of transience, travel and ‘borderless-ness’. Participants will investigate the effect that constant relocation and movement has on artistic practice, alongside applied methodologies for expressing borderless states through performative action. ‘Liminal Bodies’ will focus on understanding the complex issues that arise when we continually site the body in new and challenging contexts, or place it in the ‘liminal’ space of the journey.

Dates, times and location:
Friday 19 – Monday 22 August 2011, 10am-6pm daily (with an overnight hotel stay on 21st), London

Day One – Performance Space, North London
Day Two – Canvey Island
Day Three – The Live Art Development Agency Study Room & Amhurst Hotel, Hackney
Day Four – Performance Space

Application procedure:
Application is by means of a short statement (approx 500 words) detailing your interest in this project, and the submission of up to five images, sound files or short videos. The statement should include a description of your practice, details of any specific works that demonstrate an interest in the themes of the workshop, how you feel you could contribute to the development of the group as a whole, websites and online links to your work, and contact information (email address and phone number). Email statements and attached images to [email protected] with ‘DIY 8’ in the subject line – please send large files or videos as online links rather than attachments.

Application deadline: Friday 15 July, 2011

Artist:
Poppy Jackson is an action-based performance artist whose lifestyle, means of research and artistic output is defined by a nomadic existence. Movement is the key principal that underlies all her work. She has relocated continuously across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Spain, France and California and has lived aboard a boat, in a hotel, a derelict building and in a van. Her work seeks to identify a space for herself within unfamiliar territory, navigating the local context, laying down markers and exploring the crossing of thresholds. Poppy acts as a Mentor for recent graduates within the field of Performance Art, and has organised and led workshops and performance events for emerging artists in Dublin and London. Since graduating from Dartington College of Arts, her work has been presented at The Barbican Arts Centre and Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, The Detroit Museum of Modern Art, 18th Street Art Center, Los Angeles, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Black Box, Belfast, and The Arnolfini, Bristol.

Contact:
Email: [email protected]

This project was a response to the DIY 8 Call for Proposals

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