Lore and Other Convergences is a ten-day laborartory based at the Live Art Development Agency that will explore and interrogate the intersection between process and product. It has been conceived for those artists working in performance who have an interest in the object, and those from the visual arts interested in process and performativity. The workshop is particularly relevant for artists who explore or wish to explore notions of cultural identity through their practice.
The Performance Laboratory will involve the participants making 200 feet of rope from significant material gathered from their personal lives. They will compile stories related to the material gathered. Participants will work with Janine Antoni throughout the process, exploring the meanings behind materials being woven and examining the ways in which materials accrue personal meaning in our lives. The workshop will be based on Antoni’s 2001 sculpture ‘Moor’.
The Performance Laboratory will culminate in a public performance at inIVA on Friday 17 November at 1pm.
Janine Antoni and her collaborator Melissa Martin will also public talk about their work on the 14 November.