Friday 17 November, 7pm – 9pm, LADA, The Garrett Centre, 117a Mansford Street, London, E2 6LX
A conversation between the artist Jack Tan and LADA’s Alex Eisenberg on Jack’s approach to ‘legal aesthetics’, and projects such as Four Legs Good (a revival of medieval animal trials) and Karaoke Court (a legally-binding karaoke dispute resolution process).
Part of Extravagant Bodies, an international festival curated by Kontejner, Croatia, examining the socially determined borders between the normal and the pathological, be they concerned with corporeality, appearance, behavior, sexuality or lifestyle.
The fourth festival, Crime and Punishment (2016-17), looks at the social, legislative, scientific and ideological constructions of criminality and social norms that delineate criminal from non-criminal behavior and has involved programmes in Zagreb, Croatia and Belgrade, Serbia in November 2016, in partnership with KIOSK, Belgrade.
(image: MDSC, rules for fools, image Chris Graham)
DIY 14 is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to take part in unusual training and professional development projects conceived and run by artists for artists. My DIY project LAW IN THE LIMELIGHT is a set of monthly discussion workshops exploring the relationship between performance and law. Find out more: http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/opportunities/diy-14-2017-jack-tan
“The diverse workshop exercises placed me out of my comfort zone and was just what I was looking for to challenge myself in to new ways of thinking and making.” – Participant in Eloise Fornieles’ You’re An Animal!, DIY 13.
“It was like an ideal version of what I imagined it was going to be. As though if someone told you a storybook version of it, then that would be it.” – Participant in James Stenhouse’s Survival Skills for Artists, DIY 13.
25 DIY projects and 3 DIY+ projects for both emergent and experienced practitioners will take place across the UK between July and November. Together, these opportunities represent a huge variety of subjects and approaches from across Live Art including (but not limited to) audaciousness, sensory perception, the penetrated male, embodied Islam, neurodiversity, ecocentric performance-making, displacement, sadomasochism, sound and blackness, the queering of sport, definitions of diversity, underwater living, sex, grief, ageing, and a pilgrimage in the footsteps of Dracula.
More about DIY14 and the other 27 projects: http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/opportunities/diy-14-2017-call-for-participants
Are discord and disagreement necessarily divisive forces or can they be positive or formative – processes by which we learn to understand each other and move forward as a community?
I will be in conversation with Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway, whose film Kuannersuit; Kvanefjeld focuses on issues of tensions and conflict within the small, mostly indigenous, community of Narsaq in southern Greenland.