New Features Launch on CORNERS Live
We are excited to launch two new features on CORNERS Live.
Bridging the Silence, by Deirdre Cartmill, Beatriz Churucca and Hrvoslava Brkusic is an audio walk and installation shown on a pedestrian bridge that represents the emotional journey survivors move through as they pass from the storm inside to peace.
It mixes fictional narration with real testimonies from survivors of political violence, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, homelessness and transgender issues.
We also launch the results of a new research project called Connecting People to Art, Art to People. Looking at the example of CORNERS of Europe in Blyth, Mariangela Dalfovo explored how and why we engage people in the arts, the role of arts producers as interlocutors with artists and participants, and case studies demonstrating good practice. The research took place between November 2016 and March 2017 and involved interviews with cultural producers, artists, our partners, and audiences.
This week we also welcome two of our CORNERS artists Lucyna Kolendo and Bojan Mucko to the region to develop a digital feature for their project [Voiceover].
FanSHEN in Residence at ISIS Arts
In February we hosted FanSHEN as our artists in residence, while they were developing their new project Heartlines.
During their time with us, the artists have been exploring how we encounter people who are different to us, where we can find shared spaces for disagreement, and the role art has to play in supporting this.
FanSHEN are developing a new project which will involve sharing a journey with someone who is potentially very different, holding a device that allows you to feel their heartbeat in your hand as you encounter a series of questions on handmade billboards.
FanSHEN will return to complete their residency with us in the Spring.
Audience Links Xchange Conference in Stockholm
Last week we were in Stockholm with our European colleagues at a conference exploring how we engage audiences, hosted by our CORNERS partners Intercult. Over 4 days, the conference explored the challenges arts organisations face reaching their audiences and share innovative methods for engagement from across Europe, with contributions from experts and activists from Italy, Sweden, Spain, UK, Lithuania, Latvia and Poland.
The conference included the first public presentation of Audience Development: how to place audiences at the centre of cultural organisations, a major study commissioned by the EU to provide successful audience development approaches from a European perspective, to be disseminated to cultural organisations and used as a basis for selection criteria for future calls launched by the Creative Europe programme. During the conference, our Erasmus placement Mariangela Dalfovo presented her research into audience development in international programme and ISIS Arts presented Bridging the Silence, our new Storteller feature on CORNERS Live.
Find out more about the event on the event site.
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.
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