“… Money talks, Dirty cash I want you, dirty cash I need you, oho”
This DIY is run in partnership with Chapter.
“Abundant Justice (Money Talks) is a workshop immersion across two weekends for Black artists, creatives and cultural workers where we will, through a series of facilitated conversations; a virtual dinner; reading and listening sessions; as well as moments for wellness and care, have frank conversations about our current relationship to abundance, scarcity and wealth. We will harness planetary and elemental energies as support, honouring their invitation to plant new seeds. Participants will leave the workshop feeling better resourced and nourished, with tools to build sustainability into their practice.”
“Due to the current moment we find ourselves in, this workshop will take place virtually, enabling participants from any location to participate. Please ensure you have access to comfortable space where you won’t be disturbed. There will also be an opportunity to interact with each other off zoom, outside of the dates listed below on a platform determined by the group.”
“This DIY is open to Black artists, creatives and cultural workers who would like to examine their current relationship to abundance, scarcity and wealth in a supportive environment. Prioritising those who also inhabit other intersecting identities such as queer and/or disabled; it will be intergenerational, inviting practitioners at different stages of practice so we can all learn from each other.
Please submit a brief statement (1-2 paragraphs or 5 minutes max) in response to the following prompts, in writing or as a voice note if easier, no later than Wednesday 24th March. I look forward to hearing from you.”
Video/audio applications are also accepted and should be sent via WeTransfer to [email protected]
Evan Ifekoya is an artist and energy worker who through sound, text, video and performance places demands on existing systems and institutions of power, to recentre and prioritise the experience and voice of those previously marginalised. Through archival and sonic investigations, they speculate on blackness in abundance. In 2020, Ifekoya established the project Blackness and Light Investment Strategy for Sustainability (B.L.I.S.S) – multi sensory offerings with the elevation of Black consciousness in mind. They have been part of the collectively run and QTIBPOC (queer, trans*, intersex, black and people of colour) led Black Obsidian Sound System (B.O.S.S.) since 2018.
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
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
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.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
Parading for the right to be unfixed, letting surfaces slip and slide, transgressing horizons, bodies, identities and worldsRead more
Between climate breakdown, austerity and Brexit, the UK is facing its greatest political crisis in decades. What place is there for artists within the UK’s political institutions?Read more
Join us as we form a time-travelling bandRead more