Anne Bean’s Weekender will be based on the interactions and connections, often subliminal, fragile or tentative, between the participants.
I will aim to find a way in which we can feel intimate or comfortable enough with each other to produce or conceptualise a piece which would come from true collaboration, a space between us all. Apart from dialogue, I’ll devise several simple exercises using everyday materials to be used in spontaneous actions individually and within varied combinations. As a ‘group consciousness’ starts to emerge, I would want my own role to blend into and parallel any one else’s in the gathering, a sense of us all being simultaneously both the material and the sculptors of the process. I’d like us to arrive at a work or notion that none of us could have attained alone: a concept that surprises us all.
About the artist
Anne Bean has undertaken numerous solo and collaborative projects worldwide, for nearly 40 years, in diverse media including performance, installation, drawing, photography, video and sound, using materials that range from fire, wind, steam and honey to laughter and breath. She recently received a Creative Collaborations and Visiting Arts award to bring together women from Iraq, Croatia, Israel and N. Ireland to make work in each other’s countries. She currently has an exhibition Pain tings in the Laing Gallery, Newcastle relating to a previous performance there from 1987.
Live Art Development Agency/Tate Research have awarded her a Legacy: Thinker in Residence Award for 2009.
Date and time
27–28 February 2010
This is now a past event.
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