Immersion

Selina Thompson

person wearing a gold jacket and sitting at a table holding a shell in one hand and looking at it
Selina Thompson. Photo by Boxed Studios

Selina Thompson works with a group of womxn in Tower Hamlets over two weeks to explore democratic participation.

Between a residency, an occupation, a workshop and a durational performance, Selina Thompson and an intergenerational group of younger and older women of colour from Tower Hamlets will be present and resident in Toynbee Studios, Artsadmin’s home, for a two-week period in spring 2021, as part of Season for Change.

Building on Oh God, Not Another One!?, Selina’s ongoing artistic investigation of democratic participation and the politics beyond representation, Immersion will explore strategies for pleasure, care and well-being in climate activism. Artsadmin is based in Tower Hamlets, one of London’s most polluted boroughs, and the effects of climate change have a profound impact on people who live in our neighbourhood.

Immersion is one of the commissions for Season for Change, a UK-wide programme of arts activity focused on a step-change in climate awareness, activism and justice, delivered in partnership by Julie’s Bicycle and Artsadmin.

This project is supported by ACT (Art, Climate, Transition) through the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, the Foundation for FutureLondon and City of London, and Arts Council England through Season for Change. 

Date Title Venue City
18–21 May 2016 A Nation's Theatre - Selina Thompson: Race Cards Toynbee Studios
13 April 2013 SPILL Pat It and Prick It and Mark It with 'B' | Selina Thompson National Theatre Studio London
person wearing a gold jacket and sitting at a table holding a shell in one hand and looking at it
Selina Thompson. Photo by Boxed Studios