19th August – 2nd October, 2022
CREATION is a new religion, manifesting in spectacle and intimacy. A faith, a gathering of intention and purpose with which to face an era when paid opinion trumps environmental evidence. CREATION proposes a crowd-sourced belief system teeming with pleasures and possibilities.
CREATION seeks to engage with the dream life of humanity to build ambiguous and beautiful practices of collectivity. It aspires to counter assaults on the biosphere with lateral, joyous, grieving, enraged action. Our era demands preposterous thinking, bold experimentation, leaps and loops and flights of faith. CREATION is at stake.
Built in collaboration with metropolitan and regional communities and institutions, CREATION encompasses mysteries, performance, visual arts, design, dance, food, music and literature. At each gathering site, artform-specific workshops will be held with local publics. Each workshop series will yield an element of CREATION: a liturgy, parables, a cosmological imaginary, ritual garments, choreography, song, sustenance and ceremony. CREATION is multi-dimensional and cross-disciplinary, moving across and between contemporary art, politics and ritual. The work will entail moving and static imagery, a transcendent soundscape, intimate encounters for learning and exchange, culminating in collaboratively devised participatory performance events.
8th September 2021
The Lock-Up and the Newcastle Fringe Festival present Johnny Bakerlite…
DANCING WITH THE DEAD
20th June 2021
9th August 2020
DANCING WITH THE DEAD is a group exhibition that aims to illuminate the convergence of memory and corporeality within a larger context of ‘deaths’, and the multiplicity of experiences that fall within it, whether that be physical death, spiritual death or cultural death.