Transitional Knowledge Exchange

A tandem bike, it requires a minimum of two persons to form. It is a mobile site for reclaiming learning, it is a site to exchange, as a site to produce, as a site to explore. It will travel the UK only when accompanied by a second rider. Transitional Knowledge Exchange is a series of performances and video installations that occur to produce institutions of mobility. The Alternative Art College is in transition, the tarmac is our space to claim. Look to your roads as a space to resist.

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30th September – 1st October at Bank Street Arts

30th September – 1st October at Bank Street Arts

Transitional Knowledge Exchange

Over the two days the film of transitional knowledge exchange will be displayed: this is an anecdotal representation of how the alternative art college sees the transition of knowledge exchange away from the institution and into the tarmac between two locations. The video will depict two individuals sharing ideas and thoughts about the experience of learning and travel whilst reading excerpts from books specifically dedicated to travel and learning.

The film is accompanied by the following presentations:

30th September, 1pm-2pm

Presentation: how we want to transit with knowledge

This presentation will be part explanation, part pitch, part art performance. It aims to delve deeper into ways we can exchange and learn in art practice with tarmac or spaces that represent transition. Paul Stewart (Founder Alternative Art College) and Ross Cummings (Artist) will be in conversation with each other and the audience about shifts in arts learning and how arts practices are spaces to reclaim pedagogy. They will respond to the film being played and discuss the implications of exchanging knowledge without traveling.

1st October, 1pm-2pm

Reading: To Cry, To Scream : Art and Commitment.

Paul Stewart will do a small except of both a poem being published by Interkors Magazine (a sex-positive magazine, Denver) , called To Cry To Scream, which looks into how spaces of transition are ignored and through the acknowledgment of the space we are able to acknowledge both our privilege and our responsibility to others and our existence. The second reading will come from the book,Absurdity, created through the SIA at the European Graduate School, focusing on the absurdity of art practice and meaning in the Alps.

Both texts will be contextualised and questions will be led by Ross Cummings following the readings.

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Choreograph Me @mima This Week

If you are near the North East of the UK this week come to mima as the second of the situation Unit commissions, curated in collaboration with the Alternative Art College.

We have a series of performance workshops lead by Harold Offeh called choreograph me.

First performance today between 1-2pm

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Situation Unit: Choreograph Me

We are looking for people to come and work with artist Harold Offeh to shape a new work that explores movement and the dance traditions of different cultures.

Participants will be invited to develop a series of instructions for Harold that will come together to form a collectively choreographed work. By offering his body as a material to be experimented with and positioned Harold hopes to explore the question of how an artist can be used and made useful. The workshops will culminate in a public event where Harold will perform the movements developed throughout the week.

No experience is required. You can come to one or all of the workshops and the group are welcome to make the movements or simply instruct Harold. We hope that participants will join us for the public presentation which will be followed by an informal bring-a-dish dinner.

Workshops:

Tuesday 7 July, 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Wednesday 8 July, 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Thursday 9 July, 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Book your place at the workshops here.

Presentation and dinner:

Thursday 9 July, 5.15pm – 6.45pm

Book your place at the presentation and dinner here.

 

AAC @ Opening up the book Festival,Sheffield

30th September – 1st October at Bank Street Arts

Transitional Knowledge Exchange

Over the two days the film of transitional knowledge exchange will be displayed: this is an anecdotal representation of how the alternative art college sees the transition of knowledge exchange away from the institution and into the tarmac between two locations. The video will depict two individuals sharing ideas and thoughts about the experience of learning and travel whilst reading excerpts from books specifically dedicated to travel and learning.

The film is accompanied by the following presentations:

 30th September, 1pm-2pm

Presentation: how we want to transit with knowledge

This presentation will be part explanation, part pitch, part art performance. It aims to delve deeper into ways we can exchange and learn in art practice with tarmac or spaces that represent transition. Paul Stewart (Founder Alternative Art College) and Ross Cummings (Artist) will be in conversation with each other and the audience about shifts in arts learning and how arts practices are spaces to reclaim pedagogy. They will respond to the film being played and discuss the implications of exchanging knowledge without traveling.

1st October, 1pm-2pm

Reading: To Cry, To Scream : Art and Commitment.

Paul Stewart will do a small except of both a poem being published by Interkors Magazine (a sex-positive magazine, Denver) , called To Cry To Scream, which looks into how spaces of transition are ignored and through the acknowledgment of the space we are able to acknowledge both our privilege and our responsibility to others and our existence. The second reading will come from the book,Absurdity, created through the SIA at the European Graduate School, focusing on the absurdity of art practice and meaning in the Alps.

Both texts will be contextualised and questions will be led by Ross Cummings following the readings.

More here http://openingupthebook.com/2015/06/01/alt-art-college/