Wed07Sep201113.30 - 15.30
Instability in Stability: archive construction and maintenance as live art work and digitally-mediated performance
As part of the Theatre and Performance Research Association working group Documenting Performance Cara will present via Live Stream a paper on her experience of developing and running the Instability in Stability project. The paper will be delivered as part of the panel 'Alternative Approaches to Documenting Performance' on Wednesday 7th September.
The paper entitled: Instability in Stability: archive construction and maintenance as live art work and digitally-mediated performance challenges how an archive can be formulated and disseminated as a work of live art, practically demonstrating the potentiality but also examine the limitations of technology in the mediation and documentation of performance.
Please join Cara for this special event to celebrate and critically reflect on the Instability in Stability project as part of the loft's very last broadcast.
Mon05Sep201110.00 - 13.00Live Stream
Final day of broadcasts. Join Cara as she brings the three month performance project to a close. Watch the final stages of organisation and arrangement and participate in celebrating with guest presenters and Sister Project artists making an appearance.
Sun28Aug2011Fri02Sep201100.00 - 23.59Live Stream
Open All Hours
Instability in Stability will be broadcasting live for 24 hours a day.
Who Do You Think You Are
In conversation with ….#2
Brilliance or Bullshit: Concepts of Fragrance
Celebrating the Archive
For further information on this week long event and its individual features please visit our open all hours broadcasting page.
Research and Writing Residency Stage Two
Next Tuesday sees the return of Jane Castree to the Millwright Way residence! Jane will be returning to complete the research and writing project she began at the end of July. Between Tuesday 16 and Friday the 19th the broadcasts will have some welcome interjections from Jane discussing the progress of her work and presenting to the loft's collaborative audience any questions or dilemmas she is facing in her writing. As an extension to part one of her residency Jane will also be experimenting with dancing and filming in the loft space.
Fri12Aug201119.00 - 20.00Live Stream
A Special Fragrant Event with The Candy Perfume Boy
The Candy Perfume Boy is a self proclaimed Perfume Addict from Milton Keynes, England. As well as perfume he enjoys drinking tea, hugging his cats and annoying his boyfriend. He works in HR but wishes he could do something within the perfume industry (he’s not quite sure what).
A life long friend of Cara, The Candy Perfume Boy Next Friday, will be visiting the loft to discuss scent/olfactory memory and the smells and fragrances of their teenage years.
You can find out more about The Candy Perfume Boy’s fascination with perfume through his blog. The Candy Perfume Boy is also one half of a Twitter project called Fragrant Reviews. The idea behind Fragrant Reviews is to communicate short, snappy fragrance reviews in under 140 characters.
Instability in Stability is delighted to host Sister Project artists: Jane Castree, Sven Goyvaerts and Ria Hartley for an evening of conversation, exchange and debate. The three artists will be joining the loft this Thursday evening for a chat about their work and the points of cross-over between each of the selected projects. Come join from 18.00pm and Watch Live!
Writing and Research Residency
Choreographer and dance practitioner Jane Castree visits the loft to work on her current essay: How can choreography be made for a space that contains screen space and live space? Can this be classified as a hybrid mode of performance space?
For more information on Jane and her current research check out her Sister Projects Page.
Mon18Jul201110.00 - 13.00Live Stream
A New Interface
Extracting the Body from the Archive
What happens when we remove the body of the archivist from the archive? Do the documents get up and walk around? Have a massive party and jumble up their neatly arranged and formatted order?!?!? Lets find out…..
From the 17th to the 24th June Cara will be presenting another project at Falmouth Performance Art Centre with Spanish artist and archivist Elena Oña. As she cannot split her body in two and be in both places at once the Instability in Stability performances will be momentarily suspended.
Removing the archivist’s body from the space is an interesting twist on asking an archive to perform, understanding what a performance is without a human body being present in the space. For Cara: “it forces me to step back and observe what audience members see when coming to the website and when watching the ustream channel, therefore helping me to better understand how to activate the performativity of the documents in the loft, and the facilitation of interactivity between audience members and myself”.
Sat11Jun201110.00 - 13.00Ustream
Guests and Games
The archive will host two of Cara’s closest friends for a picnic lunch, games and conversations. Rummaging through the past memories and experiences they share, the event will facilitate a fun and playful exchange with the archive, challenging Cara to find items and documents relating to these recollections, whilst allowing her friend’s exclusive access to the project space.
Wed08Jun2011Sat11Jun2011Theatre Academy Helsinki Haapaniemenkatu 6 00530 Helsinki, Finland +359 400 792 000
LAPSody Festival 2011
Between the 8th and 11th June Instability in Stability will be broadcasting live as part of the LAPSody festival in Helsinki. LAPSody 2011 is “a conference and festival that explores and questions ideas about perception, embodiment, transformation and encounters”. As a launch pad for the Instability project the LAPSody festival celebrates the opening of the loft’s 2011 performance series, examining issues on how we encounter, embody and activate archives as interactive, accessible and useful tools for transforming memories and experiences into performative fragments.
For further details on the LAPsody festival please visit: http://www.lapsody2011.blogspot.coml
The Instability in Stability project is launched via ustream! Broadcasting live from her loft in Bedfordshire, Cara Davies will begin a three-month challenge to archive the entire contents of her loft and review all of her boxed up memories! Join her from 10amGMT to be a part of the experience. Go to: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/instability-in-stability to take part in the performance of building the foundations for the future of the archive.