RAPID ARTS ARTS RESIDENCY
Multinational collaborative artist residency at Turku in Finland (artists from Finland, Portugal, and England). July - August 2009
Sea Change Arts, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk in collaboration with Turku Arts Centre, Finland
This was an intense period (1 month) of collaboration work between musicians, sound artists, dancers, performance artists as well as visual artists. Part of the residency was also running creative and interactive workshops for local community groups such as Unemployment support centre, Community centre for the elderly as well as general public.
Over a three week period a number of installations around the city of Turku were developed. These installations asked a number of questions including:
Do you think you own that space?
Does my presence restrict your freedom?
Is this space being used to it's full potential?
The work attempted to question the use of public urban spaces and to temporarily transform spaces for community engagement.
This residency was part of the Rapid project. Two artists from UK, Finland and Portugal took part in collaborative and cross-disciplinary work with the communities of Turku and artists from the Titanic Gallery. The communities who took part were disadvantaged communities located on the outskirts of Turku.
This small festival linked the gallery of Ars Nova to the Gallery Titanik. They have very different politics. Ars Nova is more traditional whilst the Gallery Titanik is artist led and does not host exhibitions but discussions around the role of artists in contemporary Europe.
Mobile projectors and cones containing words used as part of large scale installation reclaiming the space around the cathedral. Collaborative work with sound, performance, image and text with Rapid artists including Tim Steiner.
During three weeks a number of performances took place around the city of Turku. In the performances were asked some questions like: Do you think you own that space?, Does my presence restrict your freedom? and Is this space being used to it’s full potential?
The work pretend to question the use of public urban spaces and to temporarily transform spaces for community engagement.
The residency was part of the Rapid project. Artists from Portugal, UK and Finland collaborative and cross-disciplinary work with the communities (disadvantaged communities located on the outskirts of Turku) and artists from the Titanik Gallery.
Collaborative work with sound, mobile projectors and cones containing words, performance, image and text with Rapid artists.
“Do you think you own that space?”