Call For Participants from dance, visual arts, music, theatre, film, live art, mathematical logic, computer science, architecture, digital art and other artistic and non-artistic backgrounds.
ClOUD CLOCK LOVE
3 SEPTEMBER – 4 SEPTEMBER 2011 (Sat & Sun)
Siobhan Davies Studios, 85 St George’s Road, Elephant & Castle, London SE1 6ER.
I would like to invite wide range of participants from multi-disciplinary backgrounds to a two-day durational experimental lab on ‘nothing’, Cloud Clock Love, at the Siobhan Davies Studios’s Roof Space.
Cloud Clock Love is a research and development project exploring a new understanding of ‘nothingness’ in postmodernity (/post-postmodernity). It grows out of my ongoing experiments and my dialogues with artists, directors, mathematicians, and others who have fuelled my fascination with making art pieces that go beyond representational meanings. The work on ‘Nothingness’ emerged from a short residency programme at the Chinese Arts Centre in 2009, and my creative leadership secondments at Improbable company, the Live Art Development Agency, my involvement in regular Devoted and Disgruntled events run by Improbable, and a discussion with Techching Hsieh about his work at the Manchester International Festival in 2009.
“Time is a notion of boundlessness.” Tehching Hsieh
It it it it…is…is…what it is.
Nothingness is beyond representational
Nothingness is beyond what we can explain
Nothingness is beyond what we can identify
Nothingness is beyond signs/symbol
What if truth is nothing at all?
The durational lab will begin with a series of experiments that utilize binary structures of numbers, texts/codes and spoken words with the aim of introducing “Nothingness” (conceived as that which involves no memory, no thinking, no information, no message and no emotion). Performance scores and different starting points will be explored. The laboratory aims to serve as a creative explorational platform to allow participants to exchange and explore new languages of movement from ‘nothing.’
For more information, please contact Li E Chen directly, email: email@example.com, mobile: 07946 420 467, twitter: 1212360. (Please Do Not contact Siobhan Davies Studios for project details because this is a private independent project organised by Li E Chen.)
About Li E Chen
I am a conceptual artist, digital designer, director and founder of Jump+ (www.jumpplus.co.uk). My practice is interdisciplinary and includes installation, theatre, dance, visual arts, digital design for performance and art curatorial work. I have been working as a facilitator since 2004, including a three-year project – ‘Teamworks‘, which was funded by National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), organised by National Theatre, and was part of Art of Regeneration at The Albany, Depford.
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