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Unusual research and training

Lynn Lu at Ania Bas DIY, photo by the artist

DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual research, training and professional development projects for themselves and other artists.

DIY is all about creating spaces to explore new ideas and test new methodologies. We want to hear from you if have an idea for an exciting, innovative and idiosyncratic Live Art professional development project that offers something different and is geared to the eclectic and often unusual needs of artists whose practices are grounded in challenging and unconventional approaches, forms and concepts.

“One of the most valuable professional developments of my artistic practice so far.”

FK Alexander, DIY lead artist, 2016

DIY: 2019 – Channing Tatum: Ghosting

A (dis)embodied haunting of institutional space: uncertainty, bad feeling, and the histories we’d rather forget.

Artsadmin supported Channing Tatum’s DIY, Ghosting on 6 and 7 October 2019, which invited artists to adopt crude ghost costumes to ‘haunt’ an arts institution.
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Together, we asked:

  • How do we negotiate the awkwardness, frustrations, non/communication and power dynamics of these spaces?
  • What can ghosts tell us about embodiment, materiality, time, action, powerlessness, ancestors, justice, freedom, pleasure, spite, vulnerability, transformation, movement, distance, togetherness?
  • Can we make tangible the bad feeling; the absent and excluded; the gendered, racial, class and colonial violence; the unaddressed or unfinished histories?

The Rules

  • The ghosts can cross boundaries, moving freely between studios, offices, private and public spaces.
  • The ghosts can interact with the physical plane (they pick things up, slam doors, turn things on and off).
  • The ghosts can’t speak.
  • The ghosts can’t be seen.

About the Artists
Channing Tatum is the collaboration of Rohanne Udall (b. 1990) and Paul Hughes (b. 1991). Trained in fine art, philosophy, and dance, they undertake artistic, performance and curatorial projects. Their work is produced within and presented across stages, galleries, studios, universities and digital spaces. They are currently preoccupied with: emotion, gesture, hosting, idiocy, in/sincerity, institutions, logics, materiality, peers, undercutting and smirking.

Date Title Venue City
12 September 2012 Steven Ounanian: OH BRAVE NEW WORLD, THAT HAS SUCH ROBOTS IN IT Toynbee Studios
Lynn Lu at Ania Bas DIY, photo by the artist