Research Space | 2020

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision to postpone the Kinesthesia festival – including this Research Space with Philippe Blanchard – until it is safe and appropriate to host a public event again. 
The UK government currently anticipates that the measures to manage the outbreak in this country will be lessened or lifted in six months, and we are working with our venue to book dates in September. Of course, no one knows for sure how this situation will develop, and we will keep responding to the unfolding situation. 

Research Space is a new strand to ID’s programme that creates bespoke formats with artists, to open up their research through dancing, making and discussion.
We work with artists whose process has reached point where testing and exploring it with others is of benefit to their work and to the artform.

Each Research Space is collaboratively designed with the artist in relation to the questions they explore, the participants whom it might engage, and the economic model it most appropriately takes, within the context that ID can offer.

Research Space: Artificial facts
with Philippe Blanchard
Mon 29 Jun – Fri 3 Jul | 11am-5pm – DATE POSTPONED
Middlesex University, London

Image: Philippe Blanchard

Level: Open to people of broad movement experience interested in research and spectatorship
Date and times:
Mon 29 Jun – Fri 3 Jul | 11am-5pm – DATE POSTPONED
Price: £160 workshop flat fee
£185 includes 2-day Kinesthesia festival pass
£175 includes 1-day Kinesthesia festival pass
Booking: Bookings for this workshop are currently not open. More info to follow once the workshop is rescheduled.

Everything to be believed, is an image of the truth (W. Blake)

As part of Kinaesthesia, in partnership with Middlesex University, Philippe Blanchard leads a five-day lab that combines somatic practices with questions about spectatorship. Using the camera and projector as mediating tools this research raises questions about the view that one places on others, and subtly questions viewers’ right and obligations to act and to react.

The work will involve practical, experiential combination of embodied moving, connecting to skeletal structures and bodily systems; playful seeing and witnessing; and using the technology as a tool to question somatic meaning-making.

Open to people of broad movement experience interested in research and spectatorship.

Kinaesthesia is part-funded  by the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries Middlesex University