SUPERDREAM talk at ISIS Arts
Stephen Hobbs, The Trinity Session
will talk about SUPERDREAM
a unique collaboration between UK and South African artists
Tuesday 4th November 4-6pm
at ISIS Arts Studios, 5 Charlotte Square, Newcastle, NE1 4XF
The Superdream project set out to question and test the tolerances of public space, in two different parts of the world, with a view on impact and legacy. Through connection, exchange and collaboration, UK and South African artist's were able to explore their own and collective notions of creativity and social change in challenging urban contexts. Two parks became the focus of cultural and artistic experimentation, where site and audience were engaged through varied multi media works, configured to create new experiences and reactions.
Stephen Hobbs from The Trinity Session will reflect on the artistic methods and logics of this exchange relative to art in public space and its capacity to influence urban design and social equality. Superdream was a unique initiative taking place across two continents, produced by The Trinity Session and ISIS Arts and commissioned by the British Council as part of its Connect ZA programme. The project connected Jeppe Park in Johannesburg and Windmill Hills Park in Gateshead UK. Both projects explored urban living, uses of public space and the role that local communities can play in stabilising and redefining public cultural life. The initial event saw 6 UK artists work in Windmill Hills Park to create outdoor interventions that interrogated ideas around the role art can play in public space. In July some of the NE artists joined artists in Johannesburg to present artworks in Jeppe Park as part of a final event.