CCLAP (CROSS CULTURAL LIVE ART PROJECT)
By Something Human
Led by curatorial partnership, Something Human, CCLAP brings together Southeast Asian and UK/European artists for a 2-day symposium, showcasing performances, talks and a screening programme exploring gendered/feminist notions of “rites”. Presented in partnership with SEA ArtsFest, Asian Performing Arts Forum, Live Art Development Agency and Romeet Contemporary Art Space.
CCLAP instigates the sharing of the developments and critical reflections of significant and diverse live art practices in Southeast Asia and the UK, to bring the critical contexts for Southeast Asian live art practice in conversation with developments in the UK/European scenes. The project presents thought-provoking live art performances by Southeast Asian and international practitioners in London, bringing their work to a wider international audience.
The broader aims of the project are to educate and encourage live artists in the UK and Southeast Asia to work with local art centres to archive their work, to prevent irrevocable loss and retain a record of the historic and material development of live art scenes in their local contexts. Via the symposium and digital platform, CCLAP also aims to offer opportunities for artists with shared interests to meet, work together, mutually exchange learning and hopefully, foster relationships for future collaborative projects, extending opportunities for live art in both regions.
DATES & TIMES
Friday, 31st October 2014
Saturday, 1st November 2014
The Proud Archivist
2-10 Hertford Road
London N1 5SH
Something Human is an independent curator-partnership interested in exploring movement and relationships across boundaries, through our shared multidisciplinary interests in architecture, design, sculpture, mixed media, photography, moving image and performance. As an organisation we actively seek collaboration with artists, makers and producers from different cultural and socio-political backgrounds, and often seek new encounters and conversations to invigorate our practice.
SEA ArtsFest champions and develops the work Southeast Asian artists and those inspired by Southeast Asia. The festival brings together practitioners, makers and thinkers to increase awareness of Southeast Asian arts and its audience base, and is presented in partnership with SOAS, Royal Holloway and Goldsmiths, University of London and is funded by Arts Council England. SEA ArtsFest will support the project with its venue partnerships, marketing resources and networks.
Live Art Development Agency
Established in 1999, the Live Art Development Agency has both responded to, and impacted upon, the increasingly influential nature of Live Art practices in the UK and internationally by developing an extensive portfolio of specialized resources, opportunities, projects and publishing activities; and by working strategically, in partnership, and in consultation with practitioners and organisations in the cultural sector. LADA will support the project with its resource library and participate in the symposium with talks and screenings.
Asian Performing Arts Forum
The Asian Performing Arts Forum was founded in June 2010 as a strategic partnership among the Centre for International Theatre and Performance Research at Royal Holloway, University of London, Roehampton University’s Centre for Dance Research and the East Asian Performance Research Group at the University of Reading, with the support of the Centre for Creative Collaboration. It brings together UK-based scholars, visiting academics, artists and community members to discuss current research and issues related to the performing arts of Asia as practiced and theorised internationally to generate and support new research, disseminate the work of UK and international researchers to relevant communities of interest and transfer knowledge between the arts industry and academia.