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Assembly of Actions

Wednesday 27 July 2 pm - 6 pm The Shieldfield Centre

Co-produce a group performance which will question democracy, site, power, and ownership! This workshop is an opportunity to make a bamboo Geodesic Dome, write a collective score, play with karaoke, and record with handheld documentation and live voice over.

Wednesday 27 July 

2 pm – 6 pm 

The NewBridge Project, The Shieldfield Centre
Ground floor (covered) car park space*.

Assembly of Actions is a co-produced group performance involving tools and techniques to question democracy, site, power and ownership.

In this workshop, we will:

  • Get to know one another
  • Work collaboratively to build a structure
  • Chat about things like: how collectives can do things, secret knowledge and favourite songs
  • Choose the soundtrack to our activities and maybe do some karaoke
  • Film and record the event in a hands-on way

Anyone can get involved in whichever aspects they are keen on, and nobody has to do anything they don’t want to.

There will be breaks during the session.

Influenced by alternative art school strategies and methodologies to art making, the Assembly will consider and develop collective relationships through tangible and intangible actions including movement, text, speech, sound and empathy.

Through the course of our performance, we will work through positions of unfamiliarity – our relationships with one another; the aesthetics we collectively adhere to; the dynamics of the space we are occupying; our comfort in expressing ourselves in a shared space.

The purpose is to use performance practice to create sites for reflecting on how we occupy and own space through peer learning and art making.

Tools:

Geodome: co-constructing a bamboo geodome to create a refuge/safe space/ site of ownership.

Collective score: using pens and paper to gather words, ideas, emotions, oppressions, and desires to generate a score for resultant actions.

Karaoke: playful social format to break the ice; temporary emancipation through song; providing chance lyrical elements to incorporate into the performance.

Camera & mic: democratic camera operation for participant-led handheld documentation and live voice over reflections.

 

* the space we are using is under cover, but the wind can blow through. As the weather is good at the moment, just dress as though you were outside.

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Free

The Shieldfield Centre, 4-8 Clarence Walk (off Stoddart St), Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AL

Accessibility: Our front door is automatic, and on ground level on Stoddard Street. Our public spaces can all be accessed by lift, and there is an accessible toilet on each floor.

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