Is a series of collaborative events engaging with, machines, film, imagining, technology, power, politics, industry, humour, waste and fun.
To provide structures for artistic engagement, exchange and discussion.
IN Conversation with(10)… Neil Ferguson and Drew Adams
DRAWINGS into INSTRUMENTS… into MUSIC… a TRANSFORMATION PROCESS … an interactive workshop.
Saturday 28th April 2018 2.30 – 5.30pm
Sunday 29th April 2018 2.30 – 5.30pm
…an opportunity to play unique musical instruments and make sounds from abstract drawings.
drawing things, plucking strings, making “tings’ and ‘pings”
How senses sound….?
IN Conversation with(9) …Neil Ferguson & Gareth Jones
Incidents from Dungeness
Raw INCIDENTS: decisions in an inhospitable environment.
3rd & 4th March 2018
Sunday 4th March, Discussion 3.00pm – 4.00pm
“If we had not done what we did at Dungeness we would not know what we know now. We would not have that knowledge.”
The collaboration involved walking on the stony barren beaches of Dungeness in mid December 2017 in seasonal, but wholly inhospitable weather; locating ourselves in particular unsheltered spots that anchored, drove and shaped our actions.
All actions were relative to the circumstances, directed by the environment. Records were made on pre-prepared paper working only with what was found, extracted, mined in the cold, wet and windy conditions. These “works” looked to capture the moments of their production where scraping, grinding and pulling boards across rocks and sand left “histories”, capturing the physical and sensory connections involved. Would they reflect what was being felt? Would the outcomes measure up with the sensorial difficulties?
“Raw Rewards”, Incidents from Dungeness, are products of “touching with the earth”, where the environment refuses interaction – sandwiched between the savagery of the elements and the coping strategies for recording in extreme discomfort. No transference of pleasantries…more the exhilaration of coping with raw difficulty; strategies sustaining efforts “keeping us out there”.
In Conversation with(8)…a Play
The 2 Act play took the form of a meeting on previous meetings about writing a play as an artwork.
…a play as a continual play about writing our play.
IN Conversation with(7)…
Beyond Controls is formed out of 10 sets of 32 drawings.
From initial lines, each drawing was scanned, emailed and printed to be developed further by hand. The repetitive nature of these procedures regularly exposed the limitations and idiosyncratic qualities of scanning and printing.
The structure of the collaboration would always be infinite, sequences without final drawings, statements held in digitized time. Cycles of series that cannot be closed, like circles that cannot be joined.
IN Conversation with(6)…
Neil Ferguson, Peter Bromley & Matthew Vincent-Townend
12th & 13th November, 2016
IN Conversation with (5)…
Neil Ferguson, Maciej Blazejewski & Fred Vernon
1st & 2nd October 2016
IN Conversation with (4)…
” From Where YOU Sit “
Neil Ferguson, John T. Freeman, Hugh Gilmour, Irene Godfrey & Qing Qi
16th & 17th April 2016
Neil Ferguson In Conversation with (3)…Lucy McGeown
“Ivy Road is an Artwork”
12th & 13th March 2016
Neil Ferguson In Conversation with (2)… Matthew Vincent-Townend
21st & 22nd November 2015
Neil Ferguson In Conversation with (1)…Fred Vernon
October 17th & 18th October 2015