Against the grain or with the flow?

#LabofDissent2019
Performance ; Against the grain or with the flow?
5 December 2019 from 5pm
@ Winchester Gallery, Park Avenue

Artist; Laurence Dube-Rushby

Through my interaction with materials, I explore my connection with institutions both artistic and educational. Are we In or Out?

Despite an initial resistance to entering the education system, I question whether my radical PhD research study in ‘live art as an alternative pedagogical tool in seoncdary education’ may have moved me to self-educate as a Teacher [with a ‘Beuysian’ perspective].

I ask; what is the space for artistic endeavour and freedom within the curriculum? How does dissent and resistance become a medium for learning? Is there still space for making a mark in a capitalistic education system girded towards the production of a workforce?
Can we work against the grain within the flow of education to create a change making practice?

What does flow look like?
What does the grain entice?
How much should we give away in order to gain?

Performing DNA; Social Prescription and Mental Health

Vivian Chinasa Ezugha will be presenting an extract online from her current project, Performing DNA; social prescription and mental health on Saturday 2 November 2019. She is an international artist whose work has been commissioned by festivals such as SPILL Festival, In Between Time, Pittsburgh Performance Art Festival and so on.

She says “My work sits within a space of flux, I make work that are my acts of protest. As an artist I work with the ethos of sharing to care, what I have to bring is myself and the knowledge of sharing to care. My current research questions relate to mental health, the performance of health and the politics of living within a body marginalised within the care system.”

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