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Emma Smith

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Free. 6.30-9.30pm

This project will take place in The Court Room at Toynbee Studios. For more information and to book a place please contact

An exploration of multiple bodies in space: energy transferral, synergy and movement. This session will consider the energetics of collective and social communication; computation, connection and community.

Participants are invited to wear comfortable clothing and are asked to arrive promptly.

Guest Contributors include:

Tracey Hartley completed her training as a Tantra teacher at the Diamond Light Tantra School in September 2007. The Diamond Light Tantra School was founded and developed by Leora Lightwoman in 2000, author of Tantra – The Path to Blissful Sex, Piatkus 2004. Tracey has practised Tantra for 10 years and continues to work with Leora Lightwoman and Diamond Light Tantra; committed to liberating the joy, passion and bliss of natural sexual aliveness. Through intimacy, integrity and celebration, it offers empowerment, freedom and the possibility of ecstasy for all. Tracey is a teacher and artist working in digital media, painting, textiles and moving image.

The evening will be hosted by Emma Smith in collaboration with Paul Macgee. Smith and Macgee will also present on notions of community as an act of practice and the energy of the dialectic.

Emma Smith is an Artsadmin bursary artist 2010-2011. Smith works nationally and internationally including exhibitions at Camden Arts Centre (2006), Whitechapel Gallery (2007 & 2008), Orleans House Gallery (2008), Wysing Arts Centre (2010) and Grizedale Arts (2011), UK, and working in Mauritius (2009),  China (2009 & 2010), India (2009 & 2010), Lebanon (2010), and Kenya (2011) on residency and research trips with Triangle Tust, The British Council, Delta Arts and The Commonwealth Foundation. Smith is Co-founder and Artist Partner in Delta Arts, Artist Fellow at The Showroom and resident in the ACME Fire Station residency programme (2010 – 2015).

Paul Macgee studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design (BA Fine Art 2009). Macgee's practice is almost exclusively collaborative and past projects include Contemporary Marxism Research Group, University of the Arts London (2010-ongoing), The Foundation & Trust (2011), and as part of 'Other Collective' – The Department of Strategic Foresight (2009) and Achieving Together Series (2009). As AndersonMacgee previous projects include the  melancholy thistle and other works, Aberdeen Art Gallery (2008), Dances for Landseer,Peacock Visual Arts/Limousine Bull (2007) Two at AirSpace Gallery (2007) and three published books. He is currently working on two publications, The Idea of Landscape, and Critical Complimentarity.


Date and time

9 June 2011

Please note
This is now a past event.


Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
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