DIY

 

DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual research, training and professional development projects for themselves and other artists.

"One of the most valuable professional developments of my artistic practice so far."
– FK Alexander, DIY lead artist, 2016

DIY is all about creating spaces to explore new ideas and test new methodologies. We want to hear from you if have an idea for an exciting, innovative and idiosyncratic Live Art professional development project that offers something different and is geared to the eclectic and often unusual needs of artists whose practices are grounded in challenging and unconventional approaches, forms and concepts.

Channing Tatum: Ghosting

A (dis)embodied haunting of institutional space: uncertainty, bad feeling, and the histories we’d rather forget.

Apply online by 20 June.

This year, Artsadmin is supporting Channing Tatum's DIY, Ghosting on 6 and 7 October, which invites artists to adopt crude ghost costumes to ‘haunt’ an arts institution. Together, we will ask:
– How do we negotiate the awkwardness, frustrations, non/communication and power dynamics of these spaces?
– What can ghosts tell us about embodiment, materiality, time, action, powerlessness, ancestors, justice, freedom, pleasure, spite, vulnerability, transformation, movement, distance, togetherness?
– Can we make tangible the bad feeling; the absent and excluded; the gendered, racial, class and colonial violence; the unaddressed or unfinished histories?
– WHAT DO GHOSTS DO ALL DAY?

The rules:
– The ghosts can cross boundaries, moving freely between studios, offices, private and public spaces.
– The ghosts can interact with the physical plane (they pick things up, slam doors, turn things on and off).
– The ghosts can’t speak.
– The ghosts can’t be seen.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Channing Tatum is the collaboration of Rohanne Udall (b. 1990) and Paul Hughes (b. 1991). Trained in fine art, philosophy, and dance, they undertake artistic, performance and curatorial projects. Their work is produced within and presented across stages, galleries, studios, universities and digital spaces. They are currently preoccupied with: emotion, gesture, hosting, idiocy, in/sincerity, institutions, logics, materiality, peers, undercutting and smirking.

PREVIOUS EVENTS

12.09.12
Steven Ounanian: OH BRAVE NEW WORLD, THAT HAS SUCH ROBOTS IN IT
Toynbee Studios
LONDON UK
Litigants at Karaoke Court, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore 2015

Litigants at Karaoke Court, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore 2015

Photo by Become An Image workshop team.

Photo by Become An Image workshop team.

Artsadmin supported DIY10: Joshua Sofaer's 'Soho Sideshow', 2013.

Artsadmin supported DIY10: Joshua Sofaer's 'Soho Sideshow', 2013.

Dickie Beau: Water shouldn't be water, DIY 9:2012

Dickie Beau: Water shouldn't be water, DIY 9:2012

Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari: 'When I was a little girl/ when I was a little boy...' Who actually gives a shit?, DIY 9:2012

Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari: 'When I was a little girl/ when I was a little boy...' Who actually gives a shit?, DIY 9:2012

Stacy Makishi: Though Shalt Not Bore God: Live Art and Spirituality, DIY 9:2012

Stacy Makishi: Though Shalt Not Bore God: Live Art and Spirituality, DIY 9:2012

Zierle & Carter: At the edge of the land, of practice, and of knowing, DIY 9:2012

Zierle & Carter: At the edge of the land, of practice, and of knowing, DIY 9:2012

Andy Whall: Bouldering, creativity and a haptic approach to landscape, DIY 9:2012

Andy Whall: Bouldering, creativity and a haptic approach to landscape, DIY 9:2012

Lynn Lu at Ania Bas DIY, photo by the artist

Lynn Lu at Ania Bas DIY, photo by the artist

On the Horse Bridge by Karen Christopher

On the Horse Bridge by Karen Christopher

Sean Burn DIY, photo by Miki Z

Sean Burn DIY, photo by Miki Z

Pop up your Ears 2 by Tania El Khoury

Pop up your Ears 2 by Tania El Khoury

Sign on the front door of artist Sebastian Horsley (1962-2010) in Meard Street, Soho London.

Sign on the front door of artist Sebastian Horsley (1962-2010) in Meard Street, Soho London.

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