the Bluecoat: Art of the Lived Experiment Conversation

9 January 2015


Free – booking required*

Includes BSLI

Join Aaron Williamson (Curator – Art of the Lived Experiment and Artist), Ruth Gould (Artistic Director – DaDaFest), Bryan Biggs (Artistic Director – the Bluecoat) and artists from the exhibition Brian Catling, Kate Mahony andSimon Raven at this discussion event to accompany the exhibition. Amanda Cachia, Co-curator of the exhibition in Grand Rapids, Michigan (exhibited April-July 2015 during the DISART Festival) will be joining the conversation by Skype.

Part of DaDaFest International 2014, Art of the Lived Experiment addressed the idea that art and life are in a state of continual change and uncertainty. The magical, transformative and experimental associations of both alchemy and creating art formed the starting point for the exhibition. This discussion will review these and other ideas on the ‘experiments’ that emerged from the exhibition, particularly in relation to the performative and durational works.

A DaDaFest International 2014 event.


Artists’ Performances throughout the day on Friday 9 January:

To coincide with this talk, the following artists will be performing in the Bluecoat galleries as part of the ‘Art of the Lived Experiment’ exhibition.

Brian Catling is performing from 12-1pm & 2-3pm. (He will also be performing on Thur 8 & Sat 10 Jan at the above times.)

Kate Mahony will perform from 3–3.15pm

Simon Raven will perform from 5-6pm. (He will also be performing and on Sat 10 Jan between 12-1pm.)

Please note, these times are approximate. The performances/interventions are free and no booking is required.

*Booking required, email or telephone 0151 702 5324