World is Sudden: Summer Lab

Rory Pilgrim, Christian Jendreiko, Christo Wallers, G.O.D.S, John W. Fail, Giles Bailey, Anne-James Chaton

5 – 11 July 2017

5 – 11 July 2017

  • Weds 5 — Weds 12 July: Various locations across the Northeast of England
  • Week Tickets: £100

Giles Bailey & CIRCA Projects have invited international artists, performers, musicians, designers and dancers to make artworks in the urban and natural environments of the Northeast region and to propose new ways of discovering the area as a continuum, without divisions between nature and culture, city and countryside, street and path, local and foreigner, human and animal, day and night. Invited artists have created a series of day-long projects which fuse interdisciplinary experiences to each reflect upon a different host venue and their different role as a cultural producer in our region. Participants of the Summer Lab are invited to discover other forms of being, hearing, touching, tasting and seeing the world.

 


WHAT WE WILL DO

At collective-run, rural community the Burnlaw Centre situated through fields and between trees, we will play on the open air Disc Golf course, harness green energy to generate music with Christian Jendreiko, discuss alternative communities as an open form collaboration with John W. Fail and watch resident Christo Wallers’ curated film programme. We will renew performance poetry with Anne-James Chaton at experimental print studio Foundation Press. Using local collections at The Shipley Art Gallery, Giles Bailey will lead us in creating performance which unlocks the latent power of anonymous artefacts. Rory Pilgrim will explore connections between technology, disability and care as a way of looking at larger political frameworks – interweaving poetry, speech, song and choreography. We will expel our experience with G.O.D.S (Glasgow Open Dance School) who will communally choreograph a ritual based on daily lived experiences of the Northeast.


HOW TO BE INVOLVED

World is Sudden: Summer Lab is ideal for artists, writers, researchers, performers or people who simply want to take time to view the Northeast region from other perspectives. Over 7 days you will participate in 7 projects with visiting artists as part of a temporary learning community. Tickets are available for the full week priced at £100 (+£5 booking fee). This includes accommodation and food whilst at Burnlaw Centre, Northumberland (where we will stay for 3 nights from Saturday 8 July). Please note you will be responsible for organising your own accommodation for the first part of the Summer Lab (5-8 July), though we can assist with this process. Book your place by following the link above.

We are also offering 6 supported places with fee-waiving bursaries. There are two types of bursaries available:

Northeast bursary: Available to 3 applicants who live and work in the Northeast region and are not currently enrolled in full or part-time Higher Education.

Travel bursary: Available to 3 applicants who live and work outside of the the Northeast region of England. Applicants are welcome to apply regardless of current education enrolment. The award of the Travel bursary acts as a participation fee waiver.

To apply for one of the 6 free places, please submit a 300-word expression of interest, explaining why you would like to take part in the Summer Lab, along with your name and location of residence.  Send it to info@circaprojects.org no later than 5pm on Friday 23 June. Make sure to state which bursary you are applying to in the email subject. All applicants will be informed of the outcome by Tuesday 27 June.


PROGRAMME

Wednesday 5 July 

The Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

with Giles Bailey 

The group will be introduced to the Saltwell Park Museum Collection, by curator and archivist Michael McHugh – a collection focussed upon local and industrial themes, originally housed in a dedicated museum within the nearby Saltwell Park (which closed to the public in 1969). Working within The Shipley Art Gallery’s permanent display dedicated to the Saltwell Park Museum Collection, Giles Bailey will lead an attempt, using creative writing, performance and video-making tactics, to unlock the latent power of anonymous artefacts. By the end of the day the group will have made a new video work.

Giles Bailey works largely with performance, writing or strategically appropriating texts that he performs himself.

 


Thursday 6 July

Foundation Press and Pop Recs Ltd, Sunderland

with Anne-James Chaton

Working within exploratory print studio Foundation Press, based at National Glass Centre in Sunderland, participants will create their own experimental risograph prints informed by Anne-James Chaton’s approach to constructing poetry from ‘poor literature’. The day will culminate in an evening performance in local venue Pop Recs Ltd, set up by musicians Frankie & The Heartstrings.

Anne-James Chaton has developed an intermedia body of work, based on a close study of the textual materials which make up the everyday life of contemporary society. Often working with everyday printed ephemera – bank slips, shopping receipts, promotional flyers, customer loyalty cards, business cards, bus, train and metro tickets – provides the source of Anne-James’ quests into sound, poetry and visual art, which he develops through solo projects and in collaboration with artists from diverse fields.

 

Friday 7 July

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

with Rory Pilgrim

The group will work within BALTIC’s event space developing a collaborative performance work with artist Rory Pilgrim, to be presented at the end of the day as a public event. Interweaving poetry, speech, song and choreography the work will explore connections between technology, disability and care as a way of looking at larger political frameworks.

Rory Pilgrim explores questions of time and connections between activism, spirituality, music and performance. His recent work has explored the relationship between words, age and inter-generational dialogue as a radical proposition.

 

Saturday 8 July

The Northern Charter, Newcastle upon Tyne / The Burnlaw Centre, Northumberland

with G.O.D.S (Glasgow Open Dance School) and Christo Wallers

The group will participate in a workshop with G.O.D.S – working together to communally choreograph a new dance work in response to interpretations of the northeast region. At the end of the day the group will travel to The Burnlaw Centre in the North Pennines where over a round of DiscGolf Christo Wallers will introduce the surroundings where we will work, eat and live together for the final 3 days of Summer Lab. Part 1 of a film programme, curated by Christo Wallers, will be presented (with part 2 being screened on Sunday evening).

Glasgow Open Dance School (G.O.D.S) is a not for profit, community organisation, which facilitates free dance and movement, focused activities in different locations across Glasgow. G.O.D.S is a members organisation that is open to everyone and aims to provide workshops for people of all abilities. G.O.D.S. believe that everyone is a dancer! And everyone is a teacher! Founded by Julia Scott, Ashanti Harris and Romany Dear.

Christo Wallers is an artist and curator based in Burnlaw, Northumberland. Each June he programmes Star and Shadow Cinema’s Losing The Plot festival – a weekend of cinema in the North Pennines. His project The Ignorant Curator is an exploration of the social dynamic between film curator and audience, in reference to Jacques Ranciere’s book, The Ignorant Schoolmaster – presenting films previously unseen by the curator.

 

Sunday 9 July

The Burnlaw Centre, Northumberland

with John W. Fail and Christo Wallers

The group will spend the day working exploring the rural surroundings with artist John W. Fail, exploring ideas around decentralisation by collaboratively imagining a fictional art collective based within the North Pennines in the early 1990s. Artworks, archival materials and biographical details will be envisioned and discussed.

John W. Fail is an American-born artist who works in Helsinki – his practice primarily focusses on the construction of open-form collaborations and performative actions. He works in organising trans-disciplinary events, bringing together people of diverse backgrounds to experiment with collaborative creative techniques, with a focus on discordant (even irrelevant) pleasures and without regard for measurable outcomes.

 

Monday 10 July

The Burnlaw Centre, Northumberland

with Christian Jendreiko

‘The Hermestia Approach’ is an experimental method developed by Christian Jendreiko to construct artistic interactive systems that are meant to analyse their own potentials. The word Hermestia combines the names of the Greek gods Hermes and Hestia. In the Hermestia Approach, the different principles that are symbolised by these two gods are synthesised and seen as one.  Reflecting upon the prior days of the World is Sudden: Summer Lab the workshop will use the recently imbued knowledge as material and our shared experiences as reference points to put the Hermestia Approach into application.

Christian Jendreiko works on the designs of algorithm based experimental systems, mostly in the form of ‘Instrumentalaktionen’. For the last 32 years Jendreiko has been collaborating with Stefan Werni on the duo Werni & Jendreiko developing their shared concept of ‘Speculative Electronics’, and since 1998 he has been a member of the artist group hobbypopMUSEUM.

 

Tuesday 11 July

The Burnlaw Centre, Northumberland

with Giles Bailey & CIRCA Projects

The summer school will conclude with a long lunch making pizzas together using The Burnlaw Centre’s pizza oven before returning to Newcastle.

 

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ARTISTS

Anne-James Chaton has developed an intermedia body of work, based on a close study of the textual materials which make up the everyday life of contemporary society. Often working with everyday printed ephemera – bank slips, shopping receipts, promotional flyers, customer loyalty cards, business cards, bus, train and metro tickets – provides the source of Anne-James’ quests into sound, poetry and visual art, which he develops through solo projects and in collaboration with artists from diverse fields.

Christian Jendreiko works on the design of algorithm based experimental systems, mostly in the form of ‘Instrumentalaktionen’. His works and performances are displayed in museums, galleries and institutions all over the world. In 2003 a set of his works were included into the collection of the Musée d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris. For the last 32 years Jendreiko has been collaborating with Stefan Werni on the duo Werni & Jendreiko developing their shared concept of ‘Spekulative Elektronik’ (‘Speculative Electronics’).  Since 1998 he has been a member of the Düsseldorf-London-based artist group hobbypopMUSEUM. Jendreiko was visiting professor at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Nuremberg and is currently teaching at the Peter Behrens School of Arts in Duesseldorf, where he lives and works.

Christo Wallers is an artist and curator based in Burnlaw, Northumberland. Each June he programmes Star and Shadow Cinema’s Losing The Plot festival – a weekend of cinema in the North Pennines. His project The Ignorant Curator is an exploration of the social dynamic between film curator and audience, in reference to Jacques Ranciere’s book, The Ignorant Schoolmaster – presenting films previously unseen by the curator.

Giles Bailey works largely with performance, writing or strategically appropriating texts that he performs himself.

CIRCA Projects is an organisation that collaborates with local and international artists and partners to initiate contemporary art situations exploring context and format, rooted in the specific conditions of the northeast of England. It is run by Adam Phillips, Dawn Bothwell and Sam Watson.

Glasgow Open Dance School (G.O.D.S) is a not for profit, community organisation, which facilitates free dance and movement, focused activities in different locations across Glasgow. G.O.D.S is a members organisation that is open to everyone and aims to provide workshops for people of all abilities. G.O.D.S. believe that everyone is a dancer! And everyone is a teacher! Founded by Julia Scott, Ashanti Harris and Romany Dear.

John W. Fail is an American-born artist who works in Helsinki – his practice primarily focusses on the construction of open-form collaborations and performative actions. He works in organising trans-disciplinary events, bringing together people of diverse backgrounds to experiment with collaborative creative techniques, with a focus on discordant (even irrelevant) pleasures and without regard for measurable outcomes.

Rory Pilgrim explores questions of time and connections between activism, spirituality, music and performance. His recent work has explored the relationship between words, age and inter-generational dialogue as a radical proposition.

 

 

 

     

 

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5 – 11 July 2017

  • Weds 5 — Weds 12 July: Various locations across the Northeast of England
  • Week Tickets: £100