The kind folks at Rivington Place have agreed to open their fantastic arts space especially for us on Monday 30th March so that we can spend some quality time planning our School of Creativity "Food for Thought" event for the summer term. Mr Hawes and I visited the space today to check it out. It's in a great part of town, near Old Street, in an exciting building designed by David Adjaye. In addition to letting us use their meeting room, we have been able to arrange a talk with the curator and one of the artists responsible for the current exhibition, Liminal: A Queston of Position. A range of artists have used digital media to explore how we relate to the city both physically and culturally. There are some exciting installations which may help us to think about how we engage our audience.
For example, the image above represents an interactive floor based piece. The visitor types responses to four questions on a computer screen. They then stand on a pressure sensitive mat nearby which locates their position and relays the messages from the computer onto the floor at their feet. The exhibition has been created collaboratively by artists, young people, university students and visitors. Iniva (The Institute of International Visual Arts), an organisation based at Rivington Place, is committed to working closely with local artists and other members of the community to create a range of exciting projects. Check out the series of Creative Mapping activities on their website.
We hope that you will all be able to make it on Monday 30th so that we can see the Liminal show, find out about how to curate an exhibition, and collaborate on planning our own event this summer. Expect some more information soon and put the date in your diaries!