Clymene Christoforou Speaks at Beyond the Obvious Conference in Budapest
Last week our Co-director Clymene Christoforou spoke on a panel at Beyond the Obvious in Budapest, the annual conference of Culture Action Europe. Beyond the Obvious 2017 'Europe, quo vadis?' explored challenges to the European project, from fragmentation and the rise of nationalism and xenophobia, to environmental challenges and the role of cities in creating alternatives.
Clymene sat on the panel session 'Fragmentation, nationalisms and culture', and was joined by Yamam Al-Zubaidi, Equality and Diversity Manager for Riksteatern, Sweden and Bel Olid, President of ALEC, Spain. The discussion contemplated the role of culture in an increasingly fragmented Europe, and how we as artists and cultural workers can be part of the solution rather than part of the problem.
Juan delGado Artist Talk Monday 16 January 6pm-8pm
Monday 16 January, 6pm-8pm
Talk begins at 6:30pm
ISIS Arts Studio, 1st Floor, 5 Charlotte Square, Newcastle, NE1 4XF
Join us at our studio to hear from artist Juan delGado about his recent and upcoming work. We are delighted to welcome Juan to the region for a short research residency with ISIS Arts between 15-20 January.
Juan will give an informal talk at 6:30pm at the ISIS Arts Studio, followed by an opportunity to share a drink and a conversation with the artist.
Juan works across a range of media, including installation and photography and has produced an extensive body of work that explores themes of mobility, trauma, landscape and disability.
Juan recently presented The Flickering Darkness (Revisited) in Newcastle at the Tyneside Gallery & Cinema (2015) and has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally.
Continental Drift Event in Brussels
8th December 2016, 4 - 6:30pm
Bertouille Rotunda, Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels
It's a two-hour train ride from London to Brussels and a mere step across the border in Ireland, yet the UK and EU are drifting apart. Since the referendum result, ISIS Arts with our friends and colleagues across Europe have spent the last 6 months reaffirming our connections and building our partnerships, reminding ourselves that our Europe is not bound by the machinations of our political parties nor by the limitations of others' vision.
Artists have always travelled across Europe, from court to court and gallery to gallery sharing ideas that form the Europe we know today. With Culture Action Europe and the European Cultural Foundation, this event will consider the cultural impact of the referendum result, on both sides of this new political divide. From the uncertainty it has brought, to the new models for future relations, from the impact on wider European citizenship to the place for culture in our changing political landscapes. Clymene will be joined by UK MEPs who sit on the Culture Committee in the European Parliament, Jill Evans (Plaid Cymru) and Julie Ward (Labour), and representatives from UK and wider European arts and creative industries' networks - Jeanie Scott, a-n, Bernd Fesel, ecce and European Creative Business Network, Assya Kavrokova, European Citizen Action Service, Friso Wiersum, European Cultural Foundation and Harriet Finney, Creative Industries Federation. Together they will discuss the issues with an audience at Bozar in Brussels.
More information is available on the Facebook page here.
Playground Artists Visit East Durham
We were delighted to welcome artists Simon Farid and Riccardo Spagnulo to East Durham last week. The artists joined us to begin new research for their project Playground, part of the CORNERS of Europe programme.
Working closely with our local partner East Durham Creates, we met local people from Peterlee, Horden, Shotten and Blackhall Colliery to find out what games people play in East Durham, from 'Simon Says' to PlayStation and Drop Ball. We heard tales of a wall in Horden used for playing ball games and Quoites, enjoyed line dancing in Blackhall Colliery and played a lot of Bingo.
Following their visit, the four Playground artists will return to East Durham in Spring 2017.
Playground is a collaboration between Simon Farid (UK), Riccardo Spagnulo (Italy), Gianfranco Mirizzi (Croatia) and Miha Horvat (Slovenia), and is co-produced by ISIS Arts, Newcastle; Exodus, Ljubljana, Drugo More, Rijeka and Teatro Publico Pugliese, Puglia.
HIRE projectors, screens, cameras, media players and much more from us
Have a look at our latest Equipment hire list - we have new projectors, screens and media players amongst our other rental equipment.
We can offer competitive quotes and discounts for long-term and bulk hires for artists and arts organisations.
Have a butchers at what we've got on offer here.