THE FINE ART OF PERFORMANCE: LIVING LEGACIES OF UK ART SCHOOL
Wednesday 20 February 2019
2:pm – 9pm
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
Geraldine will contribute to to a discussion about the value of a creative arts education in contemporary Britain. This special one-day event, addressing the overlooked importance of regional art school education in the history of UK experimental performance and alternative arts. The focus will be on the emergence of performance art in colleges and city scenes in Leeds, Reading and Brighton in the 1970s and 1980s.
The day brings together artists and scholars to reflect upon creative practices made possible at a time of full state-funding of fine art education, considered changed economic circumstances of the neoliberal academy of today.
There will be a mix of panel discussions and first-hand accounts, and a rare opportunities to see live performances by artists who came of age in this period, alongside documentary slide-shows of avant-garde work hitherto unseen in public.
In the coming days, we will be posting information concerning a number of projects to take place in 2019. We also anticipate announcements concerning a new run of Handbag in the coming year, along with workshops, and mentoring sessions. Additionally, we're looking forward to beginning 2019 with the opening semester of The MA in Site-Specific Theatre Practice at Mountview.
For a look back at some of Geraldine's work over 2018 you can visit the News section. For earlier work, please stop by the Projects page.
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