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.
Constellations: *Artist Call Out*
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.
Running from October 2017 – May 2018, the group will explore different methods and approaches to artistic research and community-orientated practice, through a series of day-long monthly workshops hosted by Flat Time House. Each session will be led by an invited guest, the first four guests include; Ain Bailey, Jasleen Kaur, Rory Pilgrim and Rehana Zaman – the other workshop guests will be invited by the group. Click here to find out more information including how to apply.
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.