• Archived Events/ Autumn 2010

    Search Party: Growing Old with You

    Search Party

    Search Party: Growing Old with You

    Thu 9 Sept
    7.30pm
    Informal sharing
    Free admission
    Suitable 14+

    Growing Old With You is a life long performance project which attempts to document lived experience in real time. Starting in 2010 and for every 5 (or so) years for the rest of their lives Search Party will create a performance exploring ideas of age, duality and accumulation. Over the course of a lifetime we hope to create a series of works in which we, the work and the audience all grow old together. Search Party are interested in the emotive act of exposing the intimate aspects of their own aging process and its irrevocable link with the audiences’. Growing Old With You is a stark, intimate and playful performance which invites you to confront the inevitability of your own aging process, asking questions about the limitations of this temporal existence.

    www.searchpartyperformance.org.uk

    Search Party are members of Residence, an artist led organisation that creates making-space for artists to create performance, live art and theatre in Bristol.

    Development funded by Arts Council England and supported by BAC, South Hill Park and the ShowRoom, University of Chichester.

    www.residence.org.uk

    IMAGE : Ed Porteous
  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2010

    1927: The Animals and Children took to the Streets

    1927

    1927: The Animals and Children took to the Streets

    Thu 7 Oct
    7.30pm
    Informal sharing
    Free admission
    Suitable 14+

    Created by 1927

    Co-commissioned by BAC, Malthouse Theatre & The ShowRoom, University of Chichester

    Trust no one!
    Suspect even your own shadow!

    Welcome to the Bayou, a part of the city feared and loathed…

    Walk along Red Herring street, until you reach the infamous Bayou Mansions, a sprawling stinking tenement block, where curtain twitchers and peeping toms live side by side, and the wolf… is always at the door.

    When Agnes Eaves and her daughter arrive at the Bayou Mansions late one night, does it signal hope in this hopeless place?
    Or has the real horror only just begun?!

    1927 invite you through a fractal looking glass to a dystopian metropolis of inner city paranoia. Seamlessly synchronizing live music, performance and storytelling with stunning films and animation The Animals and Children Took to the Streets is the wickedly twisted new tale from the multiple award winning company behind the international hit Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.

    “A frighteningly gifted new theatre company” The Times

    Supported by Corn Exchange Newbury. Early development supported by The Arches, Glasgow and Manipulate Festival. Funded by Arts Council England.

    www.19-27.co.uk

    IMAGE : 1927
  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2010

    Dance Seminar

    Dance Seminars

    Dance Moves: first step to working in Dance

    Thu 16 Sept
    2:30pm – 6:00pm
    £4 (free to Performance Card holders) Places limited

    If you are considering what to do after you finish your studies, or have recently graduated – this event is for you!

    Chaired by Cathy Childs, Head of Dance, University of Chichester, this event will include guest speakers from a range of dance professions working across the sector, including representatives from Arts Council South East, Hampshire Dance and South East Dance Agency. They will be sharing their knowledge and experiences and giving information on networks and support structures available in the South East region.

    This afternoon is an introductory session aimed primarily at someone wanting to take their first step in working in dance, but it is open to anyone who would like to learn about the possibilities of working in this sector.

    Contemporary Arts Research Seminars autumn 2010

    To join our mailing list, and for enquiries regarding these or upcoming staff/student
    research presentations planned for 2011, please email the Arts Research Administrator:
    artsresearch@chi.ac.uk

  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2010

    Tim Sandys-Renton

    Unity Studios

    Unity Arts Trust, Unity Studios: Fine Art

    Thurs 23rd Sept 12-1pm
    Venue: Bishop Otter Campus: Room LO6
    Free admission

    Tim Sandys-Renton talks about plans for Unity Arts Trust, and its ambitions for a large studio building for artists and craftspeople within the Graylingwell redevelopment (N.E. Chichester) in 2013/14. In the meantime he has set up UNITY STUDIOS in a temporary space, with the task of growing the vision in a relatively small but focused manner. The project aims to be both a community-arts and a creative/cultural small-business start-up scheme, and by linking these two quite different types of activity Unity Arts Trust aims to pilot a new way of supporting artists and the local Chichester community.

    IMAGE: Tim Sandys-Renton
  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2010

    Jonathan Gilhooly

    Jonathan Gilhooly

    Enchanted Objects: Agency in the Magic Act and Contemporary Art Practice

    Visual Art
    Thurs 7th Oct 12-1pm
    Venue: Bishop Otter Campus: Room LO6
    Free admission

    This seminar will focus on some of the ways in which the objects, strategies, and concepts of conjuring—or what Simon During has called ‘secular’ magic—might be seen to converge with those of contemporary art practice. Jonathan Gilhooly is an artist who has explored this theme through both his PhD research, and his recent art practice. He will draw upon Alfred Gell’s theory of art and agency, in which an artwork is treated as a particular, cognitively salient kind of agent, through which the agency of a social other can be inferred.

    IMAGE: Jonathan Gilhooly
  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2010

    Steve McDade

    Steve McDade

    ‘Tectonic/house’ Video and sound installation/performance

    Thurs 21st Oct 12-1pm
    Venue: Bishop Otter Campus: Room LO6
    Free admission

    Steve McDade talks of his work with improvised sound using domestic objects set against video projection of volcano and paintings derived from house interiors. This work continues the research theme of ‘Displacement’ and draws on geological plate movement as a metaphor for the experience of individuals caught up in the seismic shifts of contemporary history.

    IMAGE: Steve McDade