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Span²

Hunter, Roddy and Stitt, Andre (2001) Span². Live Art Magazine.

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Abstract

Span² was a major international project that offered residences to performance artists to make new contextual works over a four-week period, throughout October 2001, at Dilston Grove (formerly Clare College Mission Church in Southwark Park), London. Commissioned artists were invited from Europe, North and Central America, Asia and Africa. They were: Brian Connolly, Kim Jones, Rona Lee, lone twin, Kira O'Reilly, Esther Ferrer, Mamiko Kawabata, Danny McCarthy, Artur Tajber, Roi Vaara Tania Bruguera, Ma Liuming, Richard Martel, Scott MacLeod, Tanja Ostojic, Tara Babel, Julie Bacon, Stuart Brisley, Amouzou Glikpa and Boris Nieslony. In focusing upon residencies, Span² provided public opportunity to gain insight into artists' processes as well as outcomes. In a weekly discussion event, ‘Talking Process’, each Thursday evening of the project, artists-in-residence made presentations about the development of their work in the site of the church and reflected upon the role of process in their work overall. Much work in the project involved generating audiences from within the local community of Southwark, London's metropolitan population, as well as national and international attendance from critics, curators, artists, students and teachers. In addition to the artists' works and website, the event received widespread press coverage including a page feature in the Guardian newspaper ("What's the point of performance art?” Libby Brooks...). Span² attracted significant funding and support from London Arts, Arts Council England, and Regional Arts Lottery Programme as well as a range of international bodies.

Item Type: Other
Additional Information: Video; Programme insert from 'Live Art Magazine', issue 36
Status: Published
School/Department: School of Art, Design & Computer Science
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/206

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