Un/Learning Space is a newly initiated project by Open Space to support and mentor emerging art creatives. By both learning and unlearning, the workshops that will be available between April-September 2021 will aim to question the classical institutional teaching.
UN/LEARNING Space: Virtual representations: Performance practice online withLouise O’Kelly
7 June 2021 (Monday), 6pm – 7:30 pm
In this seminar, Louise O’Kelly, Director of Block Universe, will provide participants with a grounding in virtual performance practices. Participants will be provided with historical to contemporary case studies of the relationship between technology and performance to inspire new approaches to working with the live. This will include specific references to the recent global lockdowns with opportunities to explore methods of adapting your practice and the presentation of performance, from online platforms to dealing with physical restrictions.
Note: While these workshops are free we do rely on donations in order to support our workshop leaders financially.
Louise O’Kelly is an independent curator based in London. In 2015 she founded Block Universe, London’s leading international performance art festival and commissioning body, with the mission to create a platform and support structure for a new generation of interdisciplinary artists working with performance. Block Universe commissions and produces works by UK-based and international artists which are presented at major institutions and off-site locations across London annually, expanding in 2019 to present work internationally.
O’Kelly regularly speaks in relation to performance, and has delivered lectures, talks, and contributed to panel discussions at the invitation of institutions and universities. She currently sits on the committee for a UK-wide Live Art Sector Review in partnership with LADA and Arts Council England, and inaugurated the Performance Research Network with founding members Liverpool Biennial and Glasgow International, supported by Art Fund.