Participatory Workshops+ Art Video Project + How to Score in Canton
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This is an opportunity for inclusive, creative expression and an attempt to consider how we can make this more a part of our daily lives. For several years I have been working with the idea of ‘creating conditions’ as a form situated between art practice and teaching, and a potential space for social change. There will be Participatory Workshops open to those across the community aged 5 – 100+ which I will lead with local dancers, artists and film-makers. The workshops provide an opportunity to share the process-based methodologies of the pioneering American artist and pedagogue Anna Halprin and her late husband, landscape architect Lawrence Halprin. Some of the workshops will involve generating material for the Art Video Project made with my neighbours, something like a Super Gran for Canton, where we have fun putting things right in our community, using home-made special effects, and through collectively creating surreal and liberating scenarios. This will be screened on the last day of the festival. The historical and theoretical background of the project will be presented in How to Score in Canton, a performance lecture, including works-in-progress and recent conversations with Anna Halprin.
Hewlett, Davida (2014) 'Participatory Workshops+ Art Video Project + How to Score in Canton', International Performance Festival Cardiff, 3rd-22 June 2014.
Children's workshop (for ages 6-11) led by Davida Hewlett & Miranda Knight with musical accompaniment from Bud Harper and Jody Bell Sat May 31st Chapter Arts Centre and Thompsons Park + Sat June 7th Chapter Arts Centre. Performance lecture How to Score in Canton. 12 June. Art video project screening 22 June: Artists and filmmakers include: Casey Raymond, Amelia Johnstone and Peter Hathaway