Events

  • Wed
    07
    Sep
    2011

    Instability in Stability: archive construction and maintenance as live art work and digitally-mediated performance

    13.30 - 15.30

    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.

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  • Mon
    05
    Sep
    2011

    Moving Out

    10.00 - 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.

  • Sun
    28
    Aug
    2011
    Fri
    02
    Sep
    2011

    Open All Hours

    00.00 - 23.59Live Stream

    Instability in Stability will be broadcasting live for 24 hours a day.

    Daily Features:
    Thinking and Doing Workbooks
    Archive Fever
    Club 285
    Where's Wally
    Fireside Stories: Jane Eyre

    Special Events:
    Who Do You Think You Are
    Emergency Rehearsal
    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.

  • Tue
    16
    Aug
    2011
    Fri
    19
    Aug
    2011

    Research and Writing Residency Stage Two

    Live Stream

    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.

  • Fri
    12
    Aug
    2011

    A Special Fragrant Event with The Candy Perfume Boy

    19.00 - 20.00Live Stream

    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.

  • Thu
    28
    Jul
    2011

    In Conversation

    18.00-21.00Live Stream

    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!

  • Tue
    26
    Jul
    2011
    Fri
    29
    Jul
    2011

    Writing and Research Residency

    Live Stream

    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.

  • Mon
    18
    Jul
    2011

    A New Interface

    10.00 - 13.00Live Stream

    Following the closure of the Instability in Stability channel on Ustream, the project has a new home on Live Stream: http://www.livestream.com/theloftproject
    Monday the 18th July sees the official launch of the new look interface and streaming channel on the watch live! page

  • Thu
    07
    Jul
    2011

    Myself Archive by Ria Hartley

    18.00-21.00Ustream

    A color scan of RIA hartley handLaunch of the sister project Myself Archive by Ria Hartley. Come join Cara and Ria for their first weekly exchange live on air.

  • Thu
    16
    Jun
    2011
    Fri
    24
    Jun
    2011

    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”.

  • Sat
    11
    Jun
    2011

    Guests and Games

    10.00 - 13.00Ustream

    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.

  • Wed
    08
    Jun
    2011
    Sat
    11
    Jun
    2011

    LAPSody Festival 2011

    Theatre Academy Helsinki Haapaniemenkatu 6 00530 Helsinki, Finland +359 400 792 000

    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

  • Wed
    08
    Jun
    2011

    Project Launch

    10:00 amUstream

    Abstract black and white picture of the interior of an attic loft - Instability in StabilityThe 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.