1st November – 11th December 2019
Winchester Gallery, WSA, Park Avenue SO23 8DL
CAS Associate Artists will be on-site at Winchester School of Art (WSA) for a 5 week experimental project, read on to find out how you can join in.
What would it mean to be more creative by embracing dissent?
Since late in 2014 CAS has engaged in a stimulating and often challenging dialogue about, around, against, and for dissent. Dissent as an action; a performance; a demand; a relationship; but most provocatively, as a practice, a methodology. Laboratory of Dissent is an interactive and experimental project which invites creative responses to social and political tensions. It embraces multiple viewpoints as artists share and negotiate communal space with each other and the host institution.” – August Jordan Davis
Focusing on the theme Inside / Outside, twelve CAS Associate Artists will work in three cell groups across three different locations at Winchester Gallery to enact a performative critique of ‘systems’; such as assumed norms, rules and conventions. Participating artists will take a stance, challenge themselves and each other, and ultimately relate. Participating artists will find ways to reconfigure boundaries and modes of expression in order to stay in relationship with potentially volatile subjects, or through provocative scenarios.
The artists participating have a broad range of experience and include award winning graduates from the recent Winchester BA (hons) Fine Art course, lecturers and postgraduate students from WSA and professional national and internationally exhibiting artists from Hampshire and beyond. In 2018 those involved exhibited throughout the UK, in London, Madrid and Montreal in text, object, installation and performance work. Susan Francis who will be contributing to and curating films for ‘The Screen’ continues to show her own film work internationally.
Be part of our launch event on Saturday 2 November
You are welcome to attend the Laboratory of Dissent launch event: a Visual Art Symposium on Saturday 2nd November. The Symposium will kick-start the laboratory process which will run for 5 weeks, performed by CAS Associate Artists.
If you want to contribute to the symposium please send an expression of interest by 23rd September.
This years theme pulls focus on the relational qualities of creative or political discourse. In relation to Dissent, it invites you to explore within the Laboratory where and when you draw a line. Through creative participation and conversation we can learn more about ourselves, and collaborative working in an increasingly polarised society.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Engagement with the theme Inside/Outside in the form of:
- A 5min Rant or 15min Live-Art Performance
- Petchakutcha Presentations from Panelists (present for 5min, then sit on panel)
Artists, academics, and organisations are welcome to apply. You can apply for any of these 3 opportunities, but if you apply for more than one please do so separately, titling each email with the name of the relevant open call.
Attend the Symposium
Save the date Sat 2nd November (TBC)
Apply by 23 September 2019
Visit The Laboratory
Audience participation is welcome but you will need to opt-in here to be notified of public events, and to consent to being involved.