Taking the form of a working group - a small assembly of people brought together to study a situation or problem, reporting on what has been discovered –Constellations will give six artists the opportunity to come together to study socio-political contexts as the site for their artistic practice. The open call has now closed, thank-you to all that have submitted expressions of interests.
Created in collaboration with residents dispersed across the industrial landscape where The Floating Cinema will stop, On the Bench features conversations with eight individuals who articulate what motivates them to keep pursing their chosen field.
Through frank and personal discussions, a range of topics are covered by the participants. These include the impact of education on imagination; the influence of historic events on contemporary circumstances; and the current social and economic backdrop that individuals navigate. Collectively the eight episodes that form the series highlight the dynamics between location, culture, creativity and identity while underlining the dedication and perseverance of the individuals being interviewed.
Companion - Jessie Bond's response
In June 2017, UP Projects' in collaboration with the Museum of London curated a series of walks in the city.
The final Companion by Alexei & Katie Schwab walk focused on six sites, travelling from Cyberia the UK’s first internet café (originally intended as a women’s only space), past the Fitzrovia Mural and Procter Memorial, through Heals, stopping at the BT Tower, and ending at the Indian YMCA canteen for lunch.
To read a response to the final response written by Jessie Bond click here.