This Guide was researched and written by the artist and researcher Elena Marchevska as part of a LADA research residency for exploring Live Art practices and methodologies in working with the displaced.
The Displaced & Privilege contains:
Discussions with artists, academics and organisers about issues of displacement. These interviews and discussions are offered to the reader, as a proposition to reflect on the creative potential of displacement.
‘Misplaced Women?’ Reflections, containing selected documentation of the workshop that Elena Marchevska hosted at LADA in December 2016. For a full version of the responses and the reflection on the London iteration of the ‘Misplaced Women?’ project, please see the project website.
Provocations from artists, academics and writers, exploring the ramifications of displacement – the disruption, confusion and instability it causes.
During her residency, Elena also produced a Toolkit for Itinerant Artists – a series of Live Art strategies for “those on the move, for those who are still and for those who can’t travel really”.
Elena Marchevska’s residency formed part of LADA’s Restock, Rethink, Reflect 4: on Live Art and Cultural Privilege. RRR is an ongoing series mapping and marking underrepresented artists, practices and histories, whilst also supporting future generations. Following RRR projects on Race (2006-08), Disability (2009-12), and Feminism (2013 -15). RRR4 (2016-18) is looking at the ways in which Live Art has developed new forms of access, knowledge, agency, and inclusion in relation to the disempowered constituencies of the young, the old, the displaced, and those excluded through social and economic barriers.
The residency was also part of LADA’s contribution to the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP), a transnational programme funded by the European Union focusing on collaborative practices with the aim of engaging new participants and enhancing mobility and exchange for artists.
Banner image credit:
Illustration by David Caines.
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