Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, 2 November 2017

‘Rethinking the Institution’ | MIMA | What We Talk About When We Talk About Work

What We Talk About When We Talk About Work is a programme of public discussions bringing together curators and artists working across the north of the UK with creative practitioners from different European cities. The discussions are focused upon exploring ways of working outside, across, between and within existing institutional structures. Each event takes a particular thematic inviting practitioners toshare their current projects and their approach to working.The programme will launch on Thursday 2nd November 2017 at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, with events occurring regularly until August 2018. Each discussion will be broadcast live by this is tomorrow. The project has been developed by Laura Mansfield in collaboration with this is tomorrow, Contemporary Visual Arts Network North West, Yorkshire & Humberside Visual Arts Network, North East Contemporary Visual Arts Network and the participating venues of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, NGCA Sunderland, Bluecoat, Grundy Art Gallery, The Tetley and The Whitworth. The inaugural event in the What We Talk About When We Talk About Work series of discussions takes the theme of‘Rethinking the Institution’. The participants in this event will explore the potential to establish alternative structuresfor supporting and engaging with contemporary art practices. Speakers include Miguel Amado, Senior Curator at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art; Binna Choi,Director of Casco, Utrecht; and artists Maurice Carlin and Emily Hesse. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Schedule

  • Sun 21 October 2018

    LUX | Safety Glass by Suzannah Pettigrew

    Safety Glass - by Suzannah Pettigrew - an interactive performance exploring relationships in online / offline spaces, takes place on Sunday 21st October 2018 at LUX, Waterlow Park Centre.

    Safety Glass builds on a romantic drama script by Suzannah Pettigrew, which was initiated during a live-streamed GDPR data party, commissioned by Hervisions. It evolves through a real-time script development performance and includes a video installation and a poetry exchange. The audience are encouraged to direct-message text for the script throughout the event, which may be weaved into the script and projected back into the installation space.The script follows a series of exchanges between characters OUTPUT and INPUT who exist in an imagined online space that is mediated by offline generated imagery and real life encounters. The audience becomes a spectator on their first date, taking place inside their direct messages where they go to an e-restaurant and eat emojis for dinner.The script challenges the rhetoric and expectation of gender roles and attempts to dismantle them and redefines how we navigate our contemporary relationships. Exploring the compatibility of online and offline language and semiotics, the rules of social hierarchy in digital spaces and our constant data exchange.Throughout the live event a video installation consisting of visuals made by George Jasper Stone, conceived by Stone and Pettigrew, will be projected into the space that allude to themes in the script. A soundscape from cktrlwill play for the duration and reinforce the immersive experience. The performance will conclude with a poetry exchange between Pettigrew and poet James Massiah

  • Mon 22 October 2018

    RCA | The Critical and Historical Studies (CHS) lectures | Week 1

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  • Fri 9 November 2018

    The Artist Run Multiverse Summit | Day 1

    The Artist Run Multiverse Summit brings together artists and artist run spaces and projects from the UK and Europe to think, talk, eat and sleep together and consider what artist run space is today, what artist run space might have once been, but no longer is, and what it might be in the future. Eastside Projects has invited five spaces, platforms or projects – Kunsthal Gent, Pallas Projects, Rabbits Road Press, Transmission Gallery and The White Pube – to frame this collective, public discussion. The two-day Summit is intended as a starting point for conversation, addressing the environments and ecologies we operate within, the function of artist-run space and the role of artists in the making of culture, community, infrastructure and policy that is responsive to all our needs.

  • Sat 10 November 2018

    The Artist Run Multiverse Summit | Day 2

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