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Call out for Participants: Waterproof

Date uploaded: June 17, 2013

Call out for Participants: Waterproof - Water, reflection, and initiating action in your bathing suit.

In Between Time (IBT) and Live Art Development Agency are calling out for participants for Waterproof, a day-long event to collectively explore what makes up our understandings of water, created by artists Simone Kenyon and Lucy Neal.

This Project consists of a one-day event that takes participants to a natural place of water near Bristol.

Date & location
Saturday 31st August.
Morning till mid afternoon (exact times tbc) within the surrounding area of Bristol (exact location tbc)

How to Apply
There are places for 20 participants. Participation in the project is free, but participants will need to arrange and pay for their own travel to and from Bristol. Travel options within Bristol to the place of water will be confirmed. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch. Afternoon snacks will be provided.

If you are interested in being part of this project, send an email explaining your interest and appreciation of water, including a line on what D H Lawrence’s ‘Third Thing’ might be for you to [email protected] (cc’d to [email protected]) using ‘DIY1o’ as the subject line.

Deadline: Sunday 23rd June 2013.

Contact: Simone Kenyon on [email protected] for further questions about participating in the workshop.

The Artists:
Simone Kenyon has been working as an artist, performer and producer for the past 15 years. She has been training in Body Weather (www.bodyweather.net) for almost a decade as a means to explore physical perception and experience of time and environments, and in particular through walking and journeying.  Simone is interested in most things that explore natural environment including facing her fears through outdoor swimming in both fresh water and seas.

Lucy Neal is a theatre-maker and educator excited by celebratory events and how they act as a catalyst for change. Co-founder of the LIFT Festival, her current work looks at how the arts inspire different ways of living with the ecological limits of a finite planet. Active in the Transition Town Movement she is writing Playing For Time, about transitional arts practice and acts of creative community. She swims year round at the Tooting Bec Lido and has a gold medal in ‘head-up’ breast stroke.

This workshop is part of IBT’s new programme of work inspired by water, as a continuation of Up To Nature and DIY: an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual training and professional development projects for other artists.

For further enquiries or proposals relating to water and Up To Nature, contact Joon Lynn Goh on [email protected]

For all DIY10 artist development opportunities this year, click here.

DIY 10 is a Live Art Development Agency initiative developed in collaboration with the following partners: Abandon Normal Devices (North West), Artsadmin (national), Buzzcut with Imaginate (Scotland), Cambridge Junction (East), Chapter Arts Centre (Wales), Chelsea Theatre (London), Colchester Arts Centre (East), Compass Live Art (Yorkshire), Duckie (London), Fierce Festival (West Midlands), Forest Fringe (Scotland), In Between Time (South West), Live at LICA (North West), National Theatre Wales (Wales), Norwich Arts Centre (East), Platform (national), The Showroom, University of Chichester (South East), Sound and Music (national), Yorkshire Sculpture Park (Yorkshire), The Works: Dance and Theatre Cornwall and University College Falmouth (South West). With additional support from Create (Ireland).

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