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Experimental Research in Spaces (ERiS) Speakers, Workshops and Performances

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Baltic 39

31-39 High Bridge

Newcastle upon Tyne

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Three events by Experimental Research in Spaces (ERiS):

'I am chaos. I am the substance from which your artists and scientists build rhythms. I am the spirit with which your children and clowns laugh in happy anarchy. I am chaos. I am alive, and I tell you that you are free', the goddess Eris (Hill and Thornley 1963)

The ERiS Project has been developed to launch the new experimental studio at Baltic 39. There are three initial sessions in May, June and July. The first is themed around architectural experimentation, the second around the experimental art of refuge and exile and the third around dance and body-experiment. Each session has a range of talks and performances and is open to and inclusive of all. The ambition for these ERiS sessions is threefold:

1.To create an experimental space within the session itself;

2.To cultivate new audiences, ways of interaction and the building of an experimental culture;

3.Challenge social and cultural power from the standpoint of the commons.


4 July 16.00 to 18.00:

If I can't dance I don't want your revolution!

Emma Goldman once said that if she could not dance she did not want our revolution. In the final ERiS event we dance, talk about revolution and think about the spectres haunting Europe. Dora Frankel, dancer and choreographer, will present a dance performance linked to her recent work on Poe and Turner. Martyn Hudson and Max Munday will then each talk about ghosts, haunting, the body, and revolution. We will close with two recent films, each of which presents the body in distinctive ways. The final event will be a compelling conversation about social practice, the relations between art, the body and political struggle and the dances which haunt our imaginations.



The project has been developed by Martyn Hudson, Alan Lynn and Rob Tickell with support from Andrea Phillips and BxNU Institute http://baltic.art/bxnu-institute


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2 May 16.00 to 18.00:

The Hacienda must be built!

http://www.bopsecrets.org/SI/Chtcheglov.htm

We begin our ERiS project with the injunction for Ivan Chtcheglov from 1953: The Hacienda must be built! Bringing together architectural theorists and experimental curators we examine the experimental studio space as the prefiguration of new social worlds and futures.

Speakers include: Martyn Hudson, Andrea Phillips, Sebastian Messer, Nick Malyan, James Perry, Julia Heslop, John Bowers.

Formulary for a New Urbanism (Ivan Chtcheglov)

www.bopsecrets.org

Formulary for a New Urbanism (Translation of the Newly Published Complete Version) SIRE, I AM FROM THE OTHER COUNTRY . We are bored in the city, there is no longer any Temple of the Sun.

6 June 16.00 to 18.00:

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts!

In ERiS 2 we will be reflecting on recent controversies at the Venice Biennale where a migrant boat was displayed, on which people died, as a work of art. Martyn Hudson will lead off on his historical work on slave ship cultures and introduce the idea of art as social practice: its possibilities and limitations. Emily Hesse will then talk about social and anti-social practice, including her work with refugees and migrant communities. Isabel Lima will introduce her work on the 'Trojan Horse' and on the slave ship 'Brookes' and her work with communities. Activist and speaker Dora Polenta will talk about migration rights and the catastrophe facing our current societies. We want to make this session as open as possible and everyone is welcome.

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