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The Space Between - Artists Talk
16 Jun 2021 6pm - 7:30pm
All four artists, from The Space Between programme, talk about their commissions and the common links between them in relation to climate change.
The artists involved are:
Jake Krushell – Turbine
Jake is creating TURBINE as part of the Season for Change programme, ‘The Space Between’. It will generate energy to power Nicolas’ piece CABANON while bringing a strong and permanent aesthetic contribution to the neighbourhood. Jake will also deliver workshops to the community surrounding his methods and sustainable production.
TURBINE is a bold and playful way to address the sustainability of art production and energy.
Nicolas Henninger – Cabanon
Nicolas will create CABANON as part of the Season for Change programme, ‘The Space Between’. A reference to Le Corbusiers minimal retreat home which was no larger than 8ftX8ft and built from one material. Cabanon will invite people to live for a couple of nights to explore their habits and a more sustainable way of life.
Participants, particularly young people, from the local neighbourhood will be invited to workshops during the build and installation of CABANON, led by Nicolas, to learn about using sustainable materials and his architectural process.
CABANON will enable individuals to stay within a cabin in the city but experience minimalist and eco-friendly surroundings for 1 – 2 nights.
CABANON will be powered by another project piece TURBINE created by artist Jake Krushell.
Nwando Ebizie – Extreme Unction Vol.2
Extreme Unction Vol. 2 is part of the Season for Change programme, ‘The Space Between’. All at once a sonic installation, instrument, performance, and healing space. As part of designing and building the installation, there’ll be workshops on sustainable architectural practices, DIY ritual packs, and special performance events.
The audience experience will be a multisensory ritual. Together with architect / designer Bethany Wells, Nwando will design and build a portable piece of speculative architecture (a miniature hamam) that functions as an installation, instrument, performance space, and communal bathing space. Nwando will also complete a 30-minute piece of sound art that responds to the design challenges and creates a multisensory environment.
Xavier de Sousa – Regnant
Regnant is part of the Season for Change programme, ‘The Space Between’. Regnant will involve participants from local East Leeds neighbourhoods and the audience, who will explore the themes of migration, identity, belonging, adaptation and power structures and how these collide with the pressing issue of climate change.
Xavier will conduct a series of workshops with the community. Residents will be recruited to participate in pottery making workshops to assist in creating the plates, bowls, and serving pots needed for Xavier’s final live event.
The final event will see Xavier collaborate with two artists – Jade Montserrat and Yas Clarke – to create an Open Studio to exhibit the works and stories developed within these workshops, create visual narratives and soundscapes throughout the event.
The materials created within the workshops will go on a short tour with Xavier, and then be returned to East Street Arts as a contribution towards a new archive and exhibition for the neighbourhood.
During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.
- Wheelchair access
- Free Event
- Adults only
- Wheelchair access
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