THE 12th WEEK OF THE CITY OF CULTURE HAS BEEN AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!!!
I was asked to cover ReRooted Festival on Friday and bit on Saturday and I had a blast.
Give Me A Sign by artist Mark Waddell.
I had the pleasure of meeting him, he spared his time to display his posters in front of some very Hull landmarks and he was a good crazy character.
Meeting Gillian Dyson and Mike Stubbs
Gilliant Dyson was not only the curator of the festival, she also has a diverse portfolio that incorporates socially engaged practice, higher education pedagogy, academic research, and performance and visual art [yes, the info is taken from her website. Over the weekend I found out that she is curating the festival, then I found out that she is the lecturer of the contemporary theatre students and on Saturday she also did an art performance].
Mark Stubbs was the co-curator of the Lineages: The legacy of Live and Media art in Hull. The talks aim is tackling themes of life after Brexit, feminism and the decline of western civilisation, the festival seeks to spark debate and celebrate the lasting legacy of former commissioning agency Hull Time Based Arts.
Dave Lynch and his old-tech BULWARK.
BULWARK is a technological barricade created from fragments of abandoned technology using the age-old construction technique of drystone walling. The installation was way cool and I think for a split moment I cracked the shy artist about the wall and if he has got any relations with the tech-pieces seen in the wall.
HOI POLLOI: LEEDS BECKETT PERFORMING ARTS STUDENTS
A series of solo performances by Leeds Beckett University Performing Arts students informed by an exploration into how we are shaped by our actions, how others see us, and the changing conditions in the world.
The performance turned the Humber Street into a society/stereotype zoo. Or changing times display… Each character was well thought out, costumes, props, actual performance and sound effects…amazing.
The best thing was to over-hear people reacting to what they are seeing.
On Saturday there was also some skateboarding workshops, good sausages and sunshine for everyone to enjoy the festival.
One thing I was hoping to see was the respected artist Anne Bean performance [She returns to Hull for ReROOTed, having taken part in the first ever Hull Time Based Arts public exhibition at Ferens Art Gallery in 1984 with the Bow Gamelan Ensemble. This time, Bean will tap into the principles of Sympathetic Magic to conjure up fragments of her 45-year art practice LINK BELOW ]
POST REALITY – LAWS OF SIMILARITY AND CONTAGION: ANNE BEAN
I am sharing the 50ish best moments, really grafted over the weekend to be able to share this with you on a Monday…so have a look and spread the #getcultured movement.
LOTS OF LOVE