We’re wrapping up Nicola Singh and xsite architecture‘s two-year Life Without Buildings project with a series of discussions in evenings in Nov and Dec. 

Whether or not you took part in 2011’s bike tour, or this year’s In Praise of Shadows or We Stand Out The Most When We Stand Together, anyone interested in the project is welcome.

Hosted by xsite at the Ouse Street Arts Club, each evening of ‘To make the stone stoney’ will focus on a different topic, and will include time to see photos and videos from the projects, and discuss the ideas behind them.

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‘To make the stone stoney’ is a series of interactive discussions events related to the long-term research partnership between artist Nicola Singh and architect Tim Bailey at xsite architecture, commissioned by Wunderbar.

Curated under a compilation of themes by Nicola Singh, the events aim to generate discussion that reflects upon and challenges the archive of work created through this partnership and which also looks to future collaborations.

Each event will include an introduction to the work, group discussion and a short exercise that aims to further explore the value of thinking with and through movement and sound in relation to the built environment.

Wednesday 20 November 
space; place; scale; negotiation; private; public; permission; protest; ownership; governance; structure; substance; signs; symbols;

Wednesday 27 November 
performer; spectator; absence; non-participation; aesthetics; ethics; discomfort; the act of seeing; the experience of being seen;

Wednesday 4 December
improvisation; instruction; spectacle; collectivity; synchronicity; thought; posture; action; gesture; rhythm; labour; move; be moved; 

Wednesday 11 December 
head; shoulders; knees & toes; length; depth; breadth; height; 

Documentation of previous work will also be exhibited as part of the events.

Tickets are £4 for each event or £12 for all four, price includes a limited edition print. Refreshments will be provided.

Buy tickets here.

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