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The series explores live art as a medium and methodological approach by showcasing a diversity of live art practices and collaborating with local and international artists in different social and institutional contexts.
The third volume focuses on liveness and participation, questioning the intrinsic correlation between these notions, and considering the socio-political connotations of these themes within the extended cultural sector. Artists are invited to produce work and discuss their practices in relation to these themes, promoting an inter-sectional and inter-generational conversation open to the public.
The exhibition will open on Friday 8th November with an evening of live performances and will continue on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November with the screening of moving image works, performance documentation and a special programme of participatory, interactive live pieces with a focus on active participation and audience engagement.
As part of our Saturday programme, artists Demelza Toy Toy and Louise Ashcroft will present two interactive, participatory pieces with a focus audience engagement. These are ticketed events.
Saturday 9th November 2pm - 2.30pm | Demelza Toy Toy | An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of New Week Association
Consider the days of the week: How they might frame our lives and inform our reality as we step out into the world?
Demelza Toy Toy and Annie Pender present the guiding principles of the theory and practice of New Week Association or NWA as it is more commonly known. Best described as a practice that performs a non-evasive self-administering cognitive procedure, NWA adjusts or re-focuses reality for positive reinforcement of self.
3pm - 4pm | Louise Ashcroft | Gnippohs
Louise Ashcroft presents Gnippohs (or shopping backwards), a new lifestyle concept which invites influencers and insignificants to mutate marketing methods through experimental creative exercises, using a shopping bag full of clutter as our toolkit. The artist will lead you through a pile of fragmented stories as you invent content for Gnippohs’ post-shopping YouTube channel which you’ll help shoot during this collectively-authored performance. This is an improvised work, so expect it to be shambolic, raw and real.
Disorder Live Art is a not for profit organisation founded in 2018. Our vision is to promote research and artistic practices with a focus on performance and live art. Through the creation of an open, itinerant network, we facilitate engagement through practice, reaching a multitude of audiences, inside and outside of institutional spaces. Our public program includes exhibitions, group shows and festivals, reading groups and public workshops.
Ugly Duck revitalizes underused spaces opening them up for creative uses, enabling artists, community groups, professionals and the public to come together. They host unique cultural experiences and curate events to promote and support emerging artists.