A single afternoon’s intensive for adventurous climate-responsive artists. to enquire into the technical demands and methods for creating and enacting site-specific, eco-activist art. The workshop leaders will expose the their own practices – from protests, to arrests; from satires, to subversions; in a fierce dissection of protest and performing arts.
LEADERS: Dr Tom Payne (Bath Spa University, HydroCitizens, and Director General of Doppelgangster), and Tobias Manderson-Galvin (Artistic Director of MKA: Theatre of New Writing)
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Places will fill on a first come first served basis, where accepted.
WHERE: SiteWorks [Saxon Street, Brunswick]
WHEN: Sun 03 Jul 2016
TIX: Free by Application
HOTLINE (Full festival pass): only $45/55
DR. TOM PAYNE (UK)
Director General of Doppelgangster, Tom Payne’s recent performance work for the company has appeared in Experimentica’15 (Chapter Arts, Cardiff); ArtCOP21 (La Generale, Paris); COP21 (Grand Palais, Paris); Site2/Safle2 Festival (AAC, Aberyswyth), VAULT Festival (Vaults, London), and online at doppelgangster.com
A performer, musician, filmmaker, facilitator, teacher, researcher and freelance digital strategy consultant. Tom has worked with NTW variously as a performer (The Persians), audio visual-technician (Coriolan/us 2012) and as part of a research development team (Outdoors 2011). He has trained with Dead Good Guides and Eddie Ladd and in 2012 he undertook a yearlong one to one training programme with the Wales based movement artist Simon Whitehead. Tom’s film work includes the co-creation of the documentary feature Notes From the Edge of the East (2010) and Standing on the Edge (2011) a short series of online magazine programmes produced in collaboration with Culture Colony.
In 2012 Tom transformed a former milking parlour in Ty’n yr Helyg Barn into a space for performance. The barn provides the setting for an on-going ritual and ceremonial practice through which he seeks to provide a safe space for conversations about sustainability. His work at Ty’n yr Helyg Barn featured prominently in Emergence’s recent Culture Shift Report, How Artists are Responding to Sustainability in Wales (2014). Tom Payne can toss a coin with 100% accuracy and has done this live in front of a paying audience.