In the midst of rapid change, polarisation and crises of social imagination in the UK and mainland Europe, small acts of imagination and friendship become radical interventions. TO YOU TO YOU TO YOU is a gathering of love and dissent that seeks to connect, exchange and witness through performance and assembly, and through the action, idea or form of a love letter.
Over twenty artists from the UK, Europe and beyond take part in a programme of performance over two evenings including commissioned work.
Friday 5 October:
Brian Catling & David Tolley
Tim Etchells (video short)
Mikhail Karikis (video short)
Saturday 6 October:
Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir
Matthew Goulish & Lin Hixson
Erica Scourti (video short)
Further artists to be announced.
This two day programme builds on Love Letters to a (Post)Europe at Bios, Athens in 2015, in which 26 artists created short works in response to a provocation at the close of 2015 including Demosthenes Agrafiotis, cris cheek, Alec Finlay, Matthew Goulish, Claire MacDonald, Mariela Nestora, Kira O'Reilly, Jungmin Song and Yoko Tawada. A selection of these works will also form part of the 2018 UK programme.
"Love Letters to a (Post)Europe connects artistic practice and intervention with solidarity, as a mode of visibility."
– Diana Damian Martin, Exeunt Magazine 2015
On 4 October, Live Art Development Agency are hosting the launch of the 'TO YOU TO YOU TO YOU' book, with an evening of screenings, discussions and open letters. Find out more online.
Curation: Lisa Alexander
Production: Lisa Alexander and Alessandra Cianetti
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Supported by Live Art Development Agency, Artsadmin and Counterpoints Arts.