I am honored to be among the mentors for the 2021 UNIDEE residency programme - Groundwork for Embedded Arts Practice curated by Andy Abbott.
The focus of this edition is on alternative structures, frameworks, ecologies and organisational forms of socially engaged art projects and the 'groundwork' required to build and sustain them.
I've invited artist Owen Griffiths as we have been in conversation for long time as part of dpe.tools, for it we'll propose a couple of exercises to the residents which explore how to be together and apart through an embodied practice.
The other mentors are: Professor Katherine Gibson; artist Jeanne van Heeswijk; community economies platform The Interdependence (artists Kathrin Böhm, Kate Rich, Bianca Elzembauer) with researcher and curator Aria Spinelli; Decentralising Political Economies (presented by researcher/curator Alessandra Saviotti and artist Owen Griffiths); artist, academic and curator of the feminist DIY virtual collective Ladyz in Noyz Marlo De Lara; nomadic postcapitalist think-tank Institute of Radical Imagination (represented by artists and academics Massimiliano Mollona, Marco Baravalle and Emanuele Braga), collective Cráter Invertido , Wharf Chambers Co-operative Club– a worker’s co-op run cultural venue in Leeds; Pyramid, a collective of around 150 artists with and without learning disabilities and artist-facilitator, museum professional and academic Jade French; and artist, activist, and author of Art as Social Action and Dark Matter Gregory Sholette.
More info at the UNIDEE website here