PECKHAM TRUTH BOOTH
The Peckham Truth Booth is an open uncensored platform for artists, activists, performers, musicians and agitators in the heart of Peckham.
Throughout the summer James in association with MOCA London is inviting proposals broadly related to truth from any and all interested parties. Events might include but are not limited too workshops, spoken word, screenings, music, performances and more.
In addition we have an adjacent events space with seated area, stage, lighting, PA and projector available for related indoors activities if your project / ideas requires it.
To register your interest or submit a proposal send emails too: email@example.com
This event is supported through Arts Council England grants for the arts in partnership with The Nines, Sustrans, Southwark Council, Peckham Visionand Copeland Park.
MUSTER AND HUSH
July 26th, 10:00 - 17:45
Siobhan Davies Dance, 85 St George's Road, SE1 6ER London, United Kingdom
A free full day of Nordic Larps (Live Action Role-play) at Siobhan Davies Dance Studios for new and experienced players alike, exploring collective silence and non-verbal physical story telling.
MUSTER AND HUSH marks the second part of a Parade for Peckham research project by the artist Adam James in association with MOCA London.
'BEFORE AND AFTER SILENCE'
By Matthijs Holter and Fredrik Hossman - run by Kevin Burns and Adam James.
In a world of more and more sound, silence is becoming more valuable. Before and After Silence is about limitations and listening, and about doing almost nothing. Using silence as its starting point it is about shifting the point of view from “what is” to “what is not,” about shifting the focus from “the sounds” to “the spaces between the sounds,” from “the actions” to what is “between the actions,” and to “what is not done.” Rather than playing characters, we examine how we look at ourselves and how different filters can change how we see ourselves and others.
Number of players: 15-20
Number of organisers: 2
Genre: Internal space drama. Stylized realism.
Organizer style: The organizer leads the exercises, serves as a contact during the game, and plays along with the others.
Location: A quiet room large enough to move around in, but not so large that you get lost in it.
'IN YOUR HANDS'
By Simon Pettitt, Åsa Nilsson and Lea Pullerits - run by Simon Pettitt & Adam James.
'In Your Hands' is a non-verbal Larp set in an abstract, symbolic and physically charged world. Through co-creative role-play this game explores repeated frozen moments, the co-dependant extremes of human emotions and the path from personal conflict to collective resolution.
'In Your Hands' is a new game emerging out of the 2015 Norwegian cultural organisation Fantasiforbundet's Larporatory a follow up to the 2014 Larpwriter summer School, a five-day intensive summer course set deep within a Lithuanian Pine Forest.
Number of players: 15-20
Number of organizers: 2
Total time use: 3hrs 15min
Gameplay: 1hr 15mins
Type of location: Space to move around in
Playing style: Physical, non-verbal
TICKETS FOR BOTH GAMES AVAILABLE ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:
10:00 - Arrive sharp
10:30 - Workshop 'BEFORE AND AFTER SILENCE'
11:30 - Break
11:45 - Larp
12:45 - Debrief
13:30 - Lunch
14:00 - Workshop 'IN YOUR HANDS'
15:30 - Break
15:45 - Larp
17:00 - Debrief
17:45 - Finish
Throughout this summer across Southwark James will host a number of artist led events including artist talks, workshops, participatory performances, walks, float-making, Nordic Larps and story-telling exploring themes relating to 'truth' and group engagement as means to unleash collective unconscious.
Live Art Development Agency DIY 12: 2015
Thursday 3rd to Saturday 5th September
Create, 2 Curved Street (Filmbase Building), Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
Sign up deadline June 22nd APPLY
MAPS OF POWER
Constructing a fictional people to remap a forgotten city.
‘… the places are what remain, are what you can possess, are what is immortal.’
Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost
This project takes two fictional communities and explores the traces left behind as they pass North to South through an outmoded landscape.
Working together, we will respond to dereliction, brownfield and industrial sites, wastelands and forgotten streets exploring how these spaces might inform our sense of self and community. Through structured play, we will unearth forgotten stories and stage a midnight meeting between two estranged communities.
This project fuses pyschogeography with pervasive Nordic larp (Live Action Role-play) and builds upon my work exploring the creation of fictional outsiders, their worlds, totemic-sculptures, proto-politics, languages, rituals and myths.
For this project I am interested in bring diverse group of people together for a weekend of workshops exploring community creation methods culminating in a midnight Larp which is a reflection of Dublin’s Northern and Southern outskirts and is an attempt to remap dereliction.
This workshop is open to people of any background that are looking to learn about new ways to form communities, tell stories and reclaim spaces. There are no formal requirements needed to participate in the project, other than a positive can do attitude and a willingness to engage in outdoor physical activity alongside people from various backgrounds. The culminating activity itself will involve a walk of approximately 2-3hrs, so participants will need to have at least a modest degree of fitness and sensible walking shoes.
I will be particularly interested in hearing from people with an interest in sharing information, workshops, experiences, methods or artwork relating to: crowd dynamics/group psychology/ survival skills/proto-politics/social cartography/urban archeology/song lines and anything you feel is related.
Central to the workshops is the exploration of group alibi, silence, contact improvisation, blindfold story telling, and intuitive ritual creation and sculptural responses to environmental and architectural stimuli.
As an applicant, you must wish to participate in the creation of a moving image art piece created through the documentation of a midnight larp. Over three days you will, you will take part in something special – the creation of a fictional community, a new moving image work and a city wide pervasive larp.
This workshop is free but participants are expected to bring their own food and drink. If you are coming from anywhere other than the locality and need accommodation, we will provide information on this when your attendance has been confirmed.
Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau & Ross Jardine
Radio Anti: The Map is the Territory
Featuring Keller Easterling | Jonathan Hoskins | Adam James | Lt Col Laurence Quinn | Collette Rayner | Stephen Wright.
71 Eyre Lane,
Facebook event page
Broadcast info: 87.5FM and at radioanti.co.uk
Radio Anti (Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau & Ross Jardine) present a newly commissioned live broadcast about indexical geography and 1:1 scale mapping. Drawing on the fiction of Jorge Luis Borges, Stephen Wright’s research into working at 1:1 scale and Keller Easterling’s work into infrastructure, Radio Anti present an evening of talks, performances and music from the Bloc Projects gallery.
The event extends de Kersaint Giraudeau and Jardine’s interest in how places are understood through mapping, how mapping might be a kind of place making, and what new index points could be used to orientate ourselves within landscapes that create, and are contingent upon, infrastructures that are in and out of sight.
Structured as a number of short presentations, performances and talks by a range of invited speakers, the event will include a number of breaks with the opportunity for drinks and conversation with the artists and speakers and guests in the adjacent courtyard. Guests are invited to watch individual segments or stay for the full broadcast.
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Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau creates sculptures, drawings, performances and films. His work addresses abject materials, negative affective states, and the ambiguities of language and objects. Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau was an Associate of Open School East, 2013-2014. He runs The Bad Vibes Club, which is a research project into Morbid Ethics, writes a blog about art and ideas at ashortdescriptionofmypoo and collaborates with Ben Jeans Houghton as the ARKA group. He lives and works in London and is represented by Space in Between.
Ross Jardine was born in Epsom. He uses a research-based approach to examine the relationship between landscape and individual/collective action. Outcomes are often presented as performative actions recorded by photographs and videos. Recent exhibitions include: Heritage is a Bogus History, And/Or Gallery; Platform: In the Making, Site Gallery; and Les Télévisions, French Riviera Gallery.