Monday, July 15, 2024

Metal: Future Station

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If you are an artist or work in an organisation involved in arts related activity or you are generally interested in the arts, Metal’s Future Station meeting is a great opportunity not only to meet other artists and like-minded people but also to learn new skills.

Please feel most welcome to drop by in to the Future Station session on ‘Negotiating temporary space for exhibition/performance’ with Tamsin Drury from hÅb at 6pm to learn something new, useful and practical. Alternatively, just come from 7pm to hear 3 minute wonder presentations from local artists and performers followed by a talk and discussion from Alan Lane, Artistic Director of Slung Low Theatre. Slung Low is a company specialising in making adventures for audiences in non-theatre spaces, they run The Holbeck Underground Ballroom, 5 railway arches in South Leeds- a rehearsal and performance space shared with other theatre makers in the region.

Slung Low have worked with The Almeida Theatre, The Barbican, The Lowry, The Gate Theatre, Liverpool Everyman Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Singapore Festival, iMove Yorkshire Cultural Olympiad and I Love West Leeds Festival to produce original audience experiences. They’ve made shows on trains, in castles and shopping centres, with speed boats and on milk floats, in theatre foyers and through multi-storey car parks. They opened Doncaster’s new theatre Cast with a ceremony of parables about the benefits of the arts. Slung Low believe in making adventures for audiences that are exciting and affordable, theatre for everyone not just people who already know they love it.

The session on ‘Negotiating temporary space for exhibition/performance’ is facilitated by Tamsin Drury, Director of hÅb, a production and development organisation specialising in contemporary performance, live art and sited performance, based in Manchester. hÅb works to support emergent and mid-career artists in the North.  greenroom’s associate producer for over a decade, hÅb continues its legacy with a range of new partners to produce the Emergency and ‘Poolside Emergency live art platforms; Turn, a dance platform and Hazard, a festival of sited performance and intervention plus the Works Ahead commissions. hÅb presents work to the public under the brand Word of Warning – a peripatetic performance programme and weekly signpost to contemporary practice in the North. Tamsin Drury’s career dates back some thirty years.  Originally a technician and lighting designer, injury forced her behind a desk in the early 90s. She co-founded hÅb in 1996 and has run it ever since.  Other work has included running Digital Summer (98-03); curating Liverpool Live 06 for The Bluecoat as part of Liverpool Biennial; and Up The Wall for Chester Performs (09-11).

This event is to coincide with our exhibition Botech Compositions: New Work by Macoto Murayama. Based in Tokyo, Murayama spent six months of 2013 living and working at Metal’s space in Southend on Sea, dissecting, recording and rendering in digital form UK indigenous flowers.

The Future Station meeting will end as usual with an opportunity to network, meet some lovely people and to share some delicious food.