LADA is working with Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council on a three-year initiative (2018-20) to raise the profile of Swiss Live Art in the UK and contribute to the development of exchanges and collaborations between artists and promoters in the UK and Switzerland.
The first two Study Room residencies were undertaken by the Zurich based artist Ivy Monteiro in July 2019, and by the Basel based Performance artist, curator, networker and member of PANCH (Performance Art Network CH) Andrea Saemann in October 2019.
Ivy used their residency to deepen their research into concepts such as ancestrality, prostitution, race, metaphysical connections whilst also engaging with artists in the UK. Ivy presented a public lecture performance about their work and ideas of queer spirituality and Afrofuturism at LADA in July 2019.Read Ivy's Lecture
Andrea used her residency to look at questions of documentation and archives and the relation of contemporary performance artists with their remnants or artworks outside of the live moment itself. Andrea also contribute to public events about the current Swiss Live Art scene/s taking place at LADA on 8 October and at Fierce Festival, Birmingham on 19 October. Andrea will return to LADA in 2020 to host an invited gathering of performance documenters.
All the artists who will undertake research residencies will write blogs about their work and research, to be published on this website. Please look out for these, and for details of other initiatives around Swiss Live Art.
We are now seeking proposals from two artists who are from, or based in, Switzerland for the next two research residency opportunities in this exciting international programme.
The deadline for proposals from artists for the residency is 2 December 2019, at 5pm GMT.View the Call for Proposals
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Performance Lecutre on Afrofuturism, Ivy Monteiro, Live Art Development Agency 2019. Image by Ben Harris
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