Clapham Park ArtBank with five local artists

Prepare to be inspired in this unique and interactive performance with five local artists as part of Clapham Park Creative Co-op’s first ArtBank!

Date: Saturday, 21 August 2021
Performances available (75 minutes each):

  • 10:00am- 11:15am
  • 12:00pm- 1:15pm
  • 2:00pm- 3:15pm
  • 4:00pm- 5:15pm

Cost: £ Free
Ages: Suitable for all ages, children under 12 must be with a guardian
Spaces: 15 maximum per performance, booking required
Location: Clapham Park Cube, 116 Kings Avenue, SW4 8EP
Hosted by: Clapham Park Creative Co-op

Or book by phone: 07715060091

An ArtBank is an opportunity for artists and audiences to reconnect in a brief and immersive creative exchange. Artists develop a ten minute interactive performance — it could be dance, performance, poetry, visual art, music, anything! — that they perform to a small audience (up to 3 people) for ten minutes. Then the audience rotates until they’ve seen each artist.

Some experiences may be more about listening, some laughing, some getting your hands dirty, and in some, you may even leave with something in your hand.

SELECTED ARTISTS:

We are very excited to be hosting such a talented variety of local artists — 4 of them are based right here in Clapham Park — something for the neighbourhood to be proud of! Check them out here:

  • Anita Agarwal — Reflect and practise mindfulness with Anita’s participatory performance, ‘Making Space’. A multidisciplinary artist from India presently based in Battersea, London, Anita works across performance, moving image, installation, mark-making, and print. Archives and social histories inform a provocative approach to storytelling within her practice.
  • Cindy Lilen — Does a universal language exist? Explore self-expression through the unwritten language of textiles. Through her hand-made textiles pieces, Cindy looks for ways that can make humans interact and communicate in a better way and rescues the most important aspects from ancestral techniques and lost languages to give them a contemporary form to engage with.
  • Prema Sundarajan — Join Prema as she guides you through a series of experimental drawing exercises. Prema is a visual artist who loves creativity in all its forms. A big feature of her work is a vibrant character filled world with humour, warmth and optimism called PlanetMiko which includes digital art, drawing, painting and photography.
  • Roger Hunte — Experience culture and history through the beats of the djembe drum. Roger has been teaching djembe drumming in his Clapham Park neighbourhood for over 9 years together with his drumming group Kulture Imani Expressions.
  • Xavier Solé Get ready to have a new kind of self-portrait as Xavier brings his ‘ScanFaces’ project to Clapham Park! Xavier is a Visual artist and Senior Lecturer at Kingston School of Art. By manipulating playfulness, Xavier’s interactive artworks create spaces for the audience to engage with wrongdoing and have a bittersweet fun in doing so. His work has been exhibited in festivals, galleries and art spaces mainly in the UK and Spain. He was featured on an absurdist TV show in Japan (which he is very proud of).

ArtBank was created by artist Christopher Green in Haringey as an ’emergency response’ to the pandemic to help people experience art while still being able to socially distance. At Clapham Park Creative Co-op we love this idea and we’re excited to be experimenting with our own! We want to bring interactive performance INTO Clapham Park and especially offer those that are still nervous about big crowds an opportunity to see and feel something ‘live’, whilst still feeling safe.

How it will work:
— Book your choice from four 75 minute time slots
— Up to 15 audience member spaces are available per time slot
— Audience will be split into groups of three or by household, and rotate between all the artists, spending 10 minutes with each
— The event is open to all ages — some selected artists may be specifically geared towards children, some towards adults, but all will be accessible and family-friendly.

This event is free thanks to funding from Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT IN THIS WORKSHOP?

You will be split into small groups of 1 to 3 people, and move around the room meeting 5 different local artists for ten minutes each. Each artist covers at least one of the following elements:

  • Visual
  • Physical
  • Musical
  • Intensity
  • Wow-factor

This is an interactive event where you as the audience is expected to participate in light and fun activities as you engage with the artist. You will not have to do anything you don’t want to do, but we do urge you to come to the event with an openness to the artists’ process and exploring your own artistic potential.

There will also be some time at the end for catching up with your neighbours and chatting with the artists.

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?

The event is open to all ages — some selected artists may be specifically geared towards children, some towards adults, but all will be accessible and family-friendly. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Registration and cancellation: This event is free to you, and we ask that as far as possible by booking a place you commit to attending. Places are limited, and we want to be sure we offer an opportunity to as many people as possible. Please let us know or cancel your registration if you can no longer attend; no-shows may be prevented from registering to future free workshops and events.

Covid-19 Guidelines: All of our staff and leaders will take lateral flow tests before the workshop; we encourage others to do the same if you are able. Our workshops will continue to adhere to COVID-19 good practice including social distancing, encouraging mask wearing if inside (and outdoors if you would prefer), and regular hand sanitisation. We ask you to please consider others as many of our workshops are attended by people that are still being careful in public settings. If you are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms, we ask you to please stay home.

Please bring:

— hand sanitiser and mask

Photography/Video: Please note that this event will be photographed and recorded to share on our social media and communications material (names will not be shared publicly). Please let the photographer know at the start of the event if you do not wish to be recorded.

ACCESS NOTICE:

— The Clapham Park Cube is fully accessible for wheelchairs and has wheelchair toilet facilities

— If you have additional access needs, please contact us and we will do our best to support you to participate.

Or book by phone: 07715060091

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