OLDER ARTISTS GROUP
May
17
4:00 pm16:00

OLDER ARTISTS GROUP

How can we ensure our legacy is passed on to the next generation and what difficulties do we face in sustaining our practices as we age?


Convened by Ipswich based artists Giovanna Maria Casetta and Robert Pacitti, this new older artists group invites makers aged 50+ (or those who strongly identify with being older) to join the dialogue. This group is particularly aimed at artists who have/had practices which are radical, political or marginalised. Come and discuss issues that arise from being older, especially becoming invisible, or being viewed as the “old guard” whilst still working flat out for change. How can we ensure our legacy is passed on to the next generation and what difficulties do we face in sustaining our practices as we age? We envisage the group being a safe place for discussion and exchange of ideas ensuring that we remain an important and necessary part of the cultural landscape we inhabit.

No formal booking required but if you could let us know you are planning to come we would appreciate it: info@pacitticompany.com.

SALON: THE WOMAN WITH TWO SKINS
Apr
27
7:00 pm19:00

SALON: THE WOMAN WITH TWO SKINS

Chinasa Vivian Ezugha is interested in history and how history is performed in the mundanity of everyday living; for her, performance is an embodiment of past, present and future experiences.


Born in Nigeria, Enugu state in 1991, Ezugha makes work that connects her to her cultural heritage and to questions about her identity as a black woman living in England. Vivian is an interdisciplinary artist, working in Live Art, film and drawing. Having graduated from Aberystwyth University, School of Art in 2014, she currently lives and works in Norwich. Ezugha’s work has been shown in New York, Berlin and she has performed in venues across the UK.

“It is my dance

It is my ritual

I have a performance

Where I get up

Go to the door

Open the door

Walk out and look

I have a performance

It is my job

It is my preparation

I have a performance

In it I move

I jump up

And down

I cry, I laugh

I have a performance

It is my body

It is my spirit

I have a performance

It starts now.”

“My name is Chinasa Vivian Ezugha, I am a Nigerian living in England. The method I choose to explore my world is performance. I draw and sometimes dance. I graduated from Aberystwyth University, School of Art in 2014.”

Tickets available through the New Wolsey Theatre on 01473 295900

READING ROOM: SPILL IS TEN
Apr
20
11:00 am11:00

READING ROOM: SPILL IS TEN

Reading Room: SPILL Is Ten focuses on books and DVDs by and about artists that have been connected with the festival across the past decade. 


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This time ten years ago the first SPILL Festival of Performance was happening in London. To celebrate this sustained period of artist-led action, we present a special version of Reading Room, Pacitti Company’s open access alternative free public library.

Reading Room: SPILL Is Ten focuses on books and DVDs by and about artists that have been connected with the festival across the past decade. From writings and videos on large-scale works by international makers at The Barbican, Southbank Centre and National Theatre, to self-published artist’s books about intimate performances in the former Ipswich Police Station, there’s a lot to explore and celebrate. Come and browse, make a hot drink, pull up a cushion and generally treat yourself to a day of brain food in and around our beautiful building. Hell we might even crack out a birthday.

All welcome

FREE

SALON: SOUNDHIDE
Sep
8
7:00 pm19:00

SALON: SOUNDHIDE

SoundHide, Ipswich, is a sited installation in Christchurch Park for SPILL Festival by sound artist and maker Mike Challis.


SoundHide, Ipswich, is a sited installation in Christchurch Park for SPILL Festival by sound artist and maker Mike Challis. As part of its development Mike and art theorist and dancer Pamela Harling-Challis will discuss the concept, design and experience of SoundHide and its iterations.

SoundHide provides a den in which people can rest and listen in an immersing, safe place to the wildlife sounds gathered from their local environment. The experience often invokes memories, sensations and a feeling of calm, security and wellbeing. The first SoundHide, made of straw bales, commissioned by Waveney and Blyth Arts Sculpture Trail 2015, was built last summer at the River Waveney Study Centre (old Otter Trust) at Earsham, Bungay on the Norfolk-Suffolk border. It featured sounds of the wildlife recorded by Mike throughout the Spring and Summer seasons. SoundHide became a time machine, taking the listener back to Spring and the mating of the Barnacle Geese or the dawn chorus on an early May morning. SoundHide at SPILL will feature recordings made in the green spaces of Ipswich (nightingales in Pipers Vale for instance) and aims to connect people with the sounds of their town.

Mike will play a preview of the recordings for the hide at the Salon and talk about its development. This will be followed by a discussion on the phenomenology of the SoundHide experience.
Mike Challis is a freelance sound artist, maker and educator who utilises technology to enable sound composition in a variety of situations, often installation based.

 

Tickets £5

To book your place please call our friends at the New Wolsey Theatre on 01473 295900

SPILL FESTIVAL PROGRAMME LAUNCH
Sep
2
3:30 pm15:30

SPILL FESTIVAL PROGRAMME LAUNCH

On Friday 2 September from 3pm, join Artistic Director Robert Pacitti and the rest of the team as they reveal the SPILL Festival of Performance 2016 programme as it comes home to Ipswich from Wednesday 26 to Sunday 30 October. With over 70 events programmed from performance art to music, formal discussions to video installations, this year there’s something for all ages – for people as young as 18 months in a diverse children’s programme.

 

ILLNESS AND DISABILITY IN RADICAL PERFORMANCE PRACTICES ROUNDTABLE
Aug
10
3:00 pm15:00

ILLNESS AND DISABILITY IN RADICAL PERFORMANCE PRACTICES ROUNDTABLE

Over the past few months, Martin O’Brien has been in residence in the SPILL Archive.

He has been researching the ways in which illness and disability have been represented and curated within SPILL Festival. Martin has developed a collection of works from all SPILL festivals to date, dealing with issues around illness and disability. This will be made public through SPILL and Disability Arts Online.

The roundtable event will bring together anyone with an interest in issues around the performance of illness and disability and the representation of this within the UK. There will be a number of provocations in the form of videos and short presentations chaired by Martin O’Brien.

Martin O’Brien’s work considers existence with a severe chronic illness within our contemporary situation. Martin suffers from cystic fibrosis and his practice uses physical endurance, hardship and pain based practices to challenge common representations of illness and examine what it means to be born with a life threatening disease. His work is an act of resistance to illness, an attempt at claiming agency and a celebration of his body. Martin loves his body and his work is a form of sufferance in order to survive.

Martin has presented work in Britain and abroad including: SPILL Festival of Performance (London), Chelsea Theatre (London), In Between Time (Bristol), Chapter Arts Centre (Cardiff), Grace Exhibition Space (New York), LAX Studios (Los Angeles), Kapelica Gallery (Ljubljana), Gallery Art Claims Impulse (Berlin) and with the Live Art Development Agency. He was artist in residence at ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, LA, in 2015 and has often collaborated with the legendary performance artist Sheree Rose. Martin received a PHD from the University of Reading; he co-edited (with Gianna Bouchard) a special edition of the journal Performance Research ‘On Medicine’ and is a lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London.

Commissioned by Viewfinder and Disability Arts Online, Martin O’Brien has been in residence in the SPILL Archive, supported by SPILL Festival of Performance and Pacitti Company.

TEA TALK 3: SERVING AND LEARNING FROM THE PUBLIC
May
18
3:00 pm15:00

TEA TALK 3: SERVING AND LEARNING FROM THE PUBLIC

What goes on behind the scenes at the Ipswich Museum?

Hear from a selection of people who work there to find out more about what they do and who they are. The Tea Talks are a series of public discussions between artist Robert Pacitti and different members of the Museum team, over afternoon tea.

 

In this discussion we will meet staff from the Ipswich Museum Visitor Services team. We will talk about what dimension of serving the public are specific to museums, hear how visitors respond to the collection and what that means for the Museum, and we will ask why can’t visitors touch stuff?

 

The Tea Talks promise relaxed yet engaging afternoon activities. Members of the public are invited to hear structured discussions, before being invited to join in and ask questions. By exploring topics such as conservation, what drives Museum staff, their favourite Museum items, or the role of history in contemporary life, the Tea Talks will bring life at the Museum out into the community in new ways and encourage new conversations around the Ipswich collection.

 

These Tea Talks are for anyone with an interest in Ipswich, museums, people, heritage, research, or even just good tea and cake

TEA TALK 2: MUSEUMS OF TOMORROW
May
11
3:00 pm15:00

TEA TALK 2: MUSEUMS OF TOMORROW

What goes on behind the scenes at the Ipswich Museum?


Hear from a selection of people who work there to find out more about what they do and who they are. The Tea Talks are a series of public discussions between artist Robert Pacitti and different members of the Museum team, over afternoon tea.

 

In this conversation we will meet members of the senior management team from Ipswich Museum. We will ask them about the role museums play in our civic and educational life, what they think the museums of tomorrow might look like, and what’s at stake now when planning for the future.

 

The Tea Talks promise relaxed yet engaging afternoon activities. Members of the public are invited to hear structured discussions, before being invited to join in and ask questions. By exploring topics such as conservation, what drives Museum staff, their favourite Museum items, or the role of history in contemporary life, the Tea Talks will bring life at the Museum out into the community in new ways and encourage new conversations around the Ipswich collection.

 

These Tea Talks are for anyone with an interest in Ipswich, museums, people, heritage, research, or even just good tea and cake.

TEA TALK 1: UNDER THE SKIN
May
4
3:00 pm15:00

TEA TALK 1: UNDER THE SKIN

What goes on behind the scenes at the Ipswich Museum?


 

Hear from a selection of people who work there to find out more about what they do and who they are. The Tea Talks are a series of public discussions between artist Robert Pacitti and different members of the Museum team, over afternoon tea.

 

In this afternoon Q&A we meet conservation staff. We will hear from them about how conservation is assessed across the collection, and some of the techniques they use in conservation work.

 

The Tea Talks promise relaxed yet engaging afternoon activities. Members of the public are invited to hear structured discussions, before being invited to join in and ask questions. By exploring topics such as conservation, what drives Museum staff, their favourite Museum items, or the role of history in contemporary life, the Tea Talks will bring life at the Museum out into the community in new ways and encourage new conversations around the Ipswich collection.

 

These Tea Talks are for anyone with an interest in Ipswich, museums, people, heritage, research, or even just good tea and cake

SALON: UNRAVELLING THREAD
Mar
9
7:00 pm19:00

SALON: UNRAVELLING THREAD

Archaeologist Lucy Walker and artist Robert Pacitti explore a variety of issues relating to the representation of artifacts in art and heritage contexts.


To coincide with the Arts & Sciences Exhibition at the Ipswich Art School Gallery, archaeologist Lucy Walker and artist Robert Pacitti explore a variety of issues relating to the representation of artifacts in art and heritage contexts.

By discussing their short film Thread they will also consider the historical work of archaeologist Nina Francis Layard, whose Anglo-Saxon finds in the Ipswich area underpin the project.

Please note that this event will take place at the Ipswich Art School Gallery and not in the Think Tank.

£6 (includes a glass of wine or soft drink)

SALON: FEMINISM, PUNK ROCK AND PUBLIC SERVICES
Feb
11
7:00 pm19:00

SALON: FEMINISM, PUNK ROCK AND PUBLIC SERVICES

Join us for an evening of sexual politics, digital technologies, making noise, making art, the costs of labour and more. Presentations by two guest speakers will be followed by a free flow discussion.


Rebecca Kemp is a freelance digital director. She works with technology to make public services better. Rebecca is currently working at UK Trade and Investment, building a service to help small businesses export. She was previously the Digital Director at Public Health England and Head of Policy at the Government Digital Service. Rebecca is passionate about using feminism, technology and user-centred design to make society fairer. Her proudest achievement is a policy that commits the government to supporting people who can’t use the internet, so they can access services and get digital skills.

Gemma Marmalade is a British artist specialising in photography, video and performance. Her practice playfully negotiates the authenticity of history, science and sexual politics. Gemma is also an academic, teaching in Higher Education. With an active research practice, regularly participating in international conferences on contemporary art debate, she is currently undertaking doctoral research titled: (Con)Artist: De/Re-constructing Conceptual Lies in Still and Moving Images at the Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University.

www.rebeccaindustries.com
www.gemmamarmalade.com

Entry £5
Bottled beer and wine by the glass on sale

HOW TO SURVIVE THE HOLIDAYS & BEYOND MON 21 DECEMBER , 7PM // FREE
Dec
23
7:00 pm19:00

HOW TO SURVIVE THE HOLIDAYS & BEYOND MON 21 DECEMBER , 7PM // FREE

Can we as artists, audiences and cultural workers support each other’s diverse stakes in what art is to find models for unity or strong alliances that work?


Join us for a free flow discussion and a glass of mulled wine.

What does survival look like for the arts and culture in 2016? How do independent artists keep going? How do theatres and galleries manage to stay open? How can we ensure that art and heritage and culture remain a meaningful and important part of our daily lives, when all around us vital services are cut to the bone?

Can we as artists, audiences and cultural workers support each other’s diverse stakes in what art is to find models for unity or strong alliances that work?

This event coincides with the culmination of a 3 day choreographic lab at DanceEast, led by international dance artist Mark Lorimer (Belgium). Within the studio-based framework 18 independent artists, who live in the East of England, interact with each other to explore inter-disciplinary collaborations across dance, performance and the visual arts.

Mark Lorimer and the workshop participants will join the open conversation at the Think Tank, which is aimed at everyone and anyone who is interested in how we keep a diverse arts landscape flourishing.

Supported by Stephanie Schober & Dance Company, Independent Dance, DanceEast and Arts Council England.

 

 

Mark Lorimer pictured by Roen Trigvue

SALON: THE FEMALE BODY AS AN AUTONOMOUS ZONE
Sep
15
7:00 pm19:00

SALON: THE FEMALE BODY AS AN AUTONOMOUS ZONE

Performance artist and painter Poppy Jackson will discuss the presentation of the female body as an ‘autonomous zone‘ through live performance.


Performance artist and painter Poppy Jackson will discuss the presentation of the female body as an ‘autonomous zone‘ through live performance. Poppy will present recent research into actionist performance and the activist body, with particular focus on her consideration of the menstruating body as inherently performic.

Through her SPILL Showcase performance this October, the artist will undertake the challenge of presenting an embodied and self-authenticated female sexuality within a context where the ubiquitous sexualisation of this body is often coupled with its devaluation. In the lead up to her SPILL performance, the Salon forms an opportunity for the artist to gain feedback on her current ideas for the work, and for attendees to input into her creative process, for which she is being mentored by artist Heather Cassils.

 

Artist website

Poppy Jackson

MOVING STORIES: MOVING MOUNTAINS
Jul
24
Jul 26

MOVING STORIES: MOVING MOUNTAINS

Pacitti Company presents Moving Mountains


A film installation by Robert Pacitti, starring Angela Dawn Wright, Giovanna Maria Casetta, Rowan James, and Tonny.

Moving Stories: Moving Mountains is a new devised work exploring issues of disability and power. It counters lived experiences of discrimination by creating new personal manifestos. Moving Stories: Moving Mountains is a series of performances to camera that have been co-devised by the cast, in collaboration with director Robert Pacitti, camera person Deveril, make-up artist Thom Shaw, and BSL interpreter Caroline Smith. In a world that disables some physically and mentally, Moving Stories: Moving Mountains says ‘no’ to all the bullshit and pisses on pity.

World Premiere: Fri 24 July, 6.30pm – 9pm

Sat 25 July, 12pm – 9pm

Sun 26 July, 12pm – 6pm

High Street Exhibition Gallery, High Street, Ipswich, IP1 3QH

 

Moving Stories, a New Wolsey Theatre Agent for Change Project funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, created collaboratively by We Are Ipswich.

TYBURNIA - Dead Rat Orchestra
Jun
27
7:00 pm19:00

TYBURNIA - Dead Rat Orchestra

Dead Rat Orchestra present a live soundtrack performed to James Holcombe’s 16mm experimental documentary film TYBURNIA, which explores the enduring influence that public execution has had on the UK’s socio- political, historical and cultural identity.


The compelling soundtrack is comprised of archaic ballads composed by, or for, those condemned to ‘dance the Tyburn Jig’.

Click the link to book tickets.

 

About Dead Rat Orchestra:

For over a decade DRO have effortlessly remained the UK’s most original and unconventional live act by challenging traditional concert settings and bringing an innovative performance aesthetic to our music. Our performances include flailing axes, sweat, salt and sawdust and 2000 shards of micro-tuned steel, and purpose cast bronze meat cleavers ringing out in shimmering joy.

 

Website:

Dead Rat Orchestra

SALON: GRAVITY
Sep
4
7:00 pm19:00

SALON: GRAVITY

Mehmet Sander is a hugely important figure in contemporary theatre and performance and we are delighted to welcome him to the Think Tank.


Gravity is a natural phenomenon by which all physical bodies attract each other. It is most commonly experienced as this agent causes physical object fall towards the ground.

My work demonstrates gravity rather than camouflage it as it is done in Ballet and most dance forms. Gravity is my collaborator to create profound movement and space use. Gravity is my bedrock for my process and my work.

Artist Bio:

Mehmet Sander started dancing with Geyvan Mcmillen in Istanbul in 1984. Sander continued his dance education at the London Contemporary Dance School, California State University (Long Beach), Harvard University and American Dance Festival. Sander founded the Mehmet Sander Dance Company in 1990. In the United States, Sander and his company have performed in Highways (Santa Monica), Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Los Angeles Festival (1993), Japan-American Theater and Alaska Performing Arts Center (Anchorage) and elsewhere.

 

Artist Website:

Mehmet Sander

SALON: TRACING GESTURES
Jun
19
7:00 pm19:00

SALON: TRACING GESTURES

How do we connect with our own body to observe, remember and interpret information?


In a new collaboration, theatre designer Mamoru Iriguchi, singer and dancer Richard Court, and choreographer Stephanie Schober search for a common language; attempting to translate movement to drawing and sound and back again. In this Salon, they discuss the discoveries they are making to open up a wider conversation between us all.

£5

A range of beers and wines on sale.

SALON: WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL ALIVE?
May
15
7:00 pm19:00

SALON: WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL ALIVE?

In this Salon, Madeleine Botet De Lacaze will reflect and talk about her recent performance Carrying Stones – an investigation into our body’s resilience and survival instinct, inspired by Virginia Woolf’s suicide.


Madeleine will also explain and discuss her deep interest in Astrology, describing how this discipline has been a strong inspiration and guidance for her ongoing artistic research.

Madeleine’s practice focuses on the body’s relationship to identity, belonging and presence, creating intimate interdisciplinary performances which question our perception of corporality.

 

Artist Bio:

Madeleine is an Argentine-born artist who lives and works in London. She holds a BA in Cinematography and a MA in Performance Art from Wimbledon College of Art. She studied Astrology in Buenos Aires for 5 years and is currently finishing her studies at the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London. She has presented work at the SPILL Festival of Performance, Latin American Theatre Festival in London, Perfomatorium in Canada, and Inbetween Time in Bristol.

 

Artist website:

Madeleine Botet De Lacaze

SALON: INSIDE MEDEA’S LAB
May
8
7:00 pm19:00

SALON: INSIDE MEDEA’S LAB

Julia Bardsley is a hugely important figure in contemporary theatre and performance and we were delighted to welcome her to the Think Tank. Her most recent work has been channeling her thinking and making through the mythical persona of Medea.


The project Medea: dark matter events was an on-going investigation into female sexuality, the alchemy of desire and the physics of the erotic. In this Salon, Julia enticed us inside Medea’s laboratory to discuss ways in which an audience might be invited to encounter, experience and witness the creative process at the moment it is unfolding.

 

Artist Bio:

Julia Bardsley is a theatre artist working with an interplay of performance, video, photography, extreme garments & sculptural objects. Recent works include: The Divine Trilogy (London, Glasgow, Portugal, Spain, Slovenia, Croatia, Belgium, Italy); meta-FAMILY (Brazil, UK, Belgium, Slovenia); and Medea: dark matter events (DeptfordX 2011/12), MEDEAROOM (What Matters Festival, London) and medea_DARK|ROOM (SPILL Festival of Performance 2013).

 

Artist website:

Julia Bardsley

 

Resources:

Artist Presentation

ADVENTURES IN LIFE DRAWING
Apr
30
1:00 pm13:00

ADVENTURES IN LIFE DRAWING

An opportunity to be adventurous and take a fresh look at life drawing with an experienced tutor in our original Victorian life drawing studio. Explore the figure, try new ideas, smudge your lines, delve deeper into the human form.


For the first three sessions we will explore using gestural sketches to look for shape and form; and ask where is the weight, the dynamic, the flow? Then in longer poses start to experiment, looking for essence, energy, and the relation of the figure to the world around. The last two sessions will give you space to expand your ideas, consolidating and building on what you have developed.

COURSE DATES – 30 APRIL, 7 MAY, 14 MAY, 28 MAY, 4 JUNE.

The course is best experienced as a whole, although individual sessions can be attended

TAROT FEAST
Apr
16
7:00 pm19:00

TAROT FEAST

We enjoyed dinner together and explore the art of Tarot, with our very special guest Diana Taylor. Throughout the evening we heard from Diana about her amazing practice and explored the SPILL Tarot deck together.


In 2009 Pacitti Company commissioned photographer Manuel Vason and 22 extraordinary mavericks from around the globe to each restage a tarot card, including artists Ron Athey, Kira O’Reilly, Raimund Hoghe, Franko B, Julia Bardsley and many others. The result is a limited edition SPILL Tarot Pack, and a large format photographic exhibition (presented in Ipswich at the Pacitti Company Think Tank in October 2013).

Trained in the Western ceremonial magical tradition, Diana Taylor has been reading Tarot for almost twenty years, working full time as a Tarot consultant and teacher since 2008. She has served as a Tarot consultant and special artist on a major motion picture, a TV documentary series, and the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, and has worked with SPILL Festival, including performing the first ever reading with the SPILL Tarot deck.

 

Special guest website:

Diana Taylor

 

THE RETROSPECTIVE BOX
Apr
9
7:00 pm19:00

THE RETROSPECTIVE BOX

Join us as we unveil Giovanna Maria Casetta’s exciting new publication and archive project The Retrospective Box – a collection of commissioned writings, conversations, images, film and artifacts.


For the past year Robert Pacitti has been mentoring Giovanna in how best to archive and represent her practice. The Retrospective Box is the result and contains contributions from some of the leading lights in live art.

This relaxed evening of conversations and presentations, hosted by Anthony Roberts and featuring guest speakers Cathy Butterworth and Manuel Vason, will shine light on 20 years of Gina’s live and onscreen practice.

 

Artist Bio:

Giovanna Maria Casetta (Gina) is an Ipswich based artist working in performance, film and installation. A constant theme running through her practice is that of fragility and loss.

Giovanna’s recent work involves using physical and psychological forensic processes to determine how fragile memory is and how our contact traces can betray us. In October 2014 Gina restaged A Descent into Glamour as one of the opening events of the SPILL Festival of Performance in Ipswich. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally.

 

Artist website:

Giovanna Maria Casetta

PERFORMING COLLECTIONS: A ONE DAY SYMPOSIUM
Mar
8
12:00 pm12:00

PERFORMING COLLECTIONS: A ONE DAY SYMPOSIUM

What is heritage? How can artists, thinkers and other members of the community engage with museum collections to explore contemporary issues? And how might that be meaningful to the many varied people of a town like Ipswich?


Performing Collections is a strand of Pacitti Company work responding to items housed within the Ipswich Museum. We set ourselves a challenge to engage diverse communities in thinking about heritage – to investigate new ways of looking at the Museum’s collection, and use it as a prism to explore contemporary issues from multiple perspectives.

This special one-day event brings together Robert Pacitti (artist), Think Tank Associates John Bowers (musician and techno-wizard) and Lucy Walker (archaeologist), to present their recent work, mediated by Johanna Linsley (writer and performer).

We invite you to join us for a day of talks, presentations, screenings and conversation, with the aim of unlocking new narratives around what shared heritage can be.

ALL WELCOME.

Part of Performing Collections, supported by the Colchester & Ipswich Museum Service through the UNLOCKED programme.

SOUND LOUNGE
Feb
21
7:00 pm19:00

SOUND LOUNGE

New for 2014, a series of Friday night Think Tank adventures in sound and music. Listen to exceptional live performances, have a relaxed drink in our friendly clubhouse, and hear the artists speak about their work.


New for 2014, a series of Friday night Think Tank adventures in sound and music. Listen to exceptional live performances, have a relaxed drink in our friendly clubhouse, and hear the artists speak about their work.

Tonight we are delighted to kick off Sound Lounge with “troubled folk” singer and songwriter Nathaniel Robin Mann. Known as one third of avant-folk explorers Dead Rat Orchestra (who supported Godspeed You Black Emperor on a recent European tour), Nathaniel has been writing and performing as a solo artist for several years in the guise of animateddog.

His work draws inspiration from the European and American folk traditions and his shows are as likely to feature the stark a capella rendition of a Child ballad as the happy hewing of a log to the beat of a Spanish work song.

Presented in partnership with Antigen Records.

Bottled beer and wine by the glass on sale.

ALL WELCOME.

 

SALON: ON OBSESSION
Feb
14
7:00 pm19:00

SALON: ON OBSESSION

On the night before Valentine’s, artist The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein spoke about her extraordinary work in relation to obsession.


A self-titled witch, womaniser, childbearer and superstar, The Famous creates large-scale choreographic abominations that interrogate constructions of femininity in what she calls ‘post-feminist society’. Her work explodes notions of desire, domestication and victimisation in unexpected ways. On this night she spoke of why and how she makes the explicit, risk-taking challenging work she does, and her latest work SPLAT!

 

On Obsession forms part of TABOO, an ongoing Pacitti Company Think Tank strand exploring the edges of obedience and culture.

 

Artist Bio:

The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein is a dirty slut. We went to high school together, and I once saw her killing babies under thE bleachers. She always thought I hated Her because I was jealous of her perfect cunt and her Fame. Now who’s jealous, bitch? I’m married, pregnant, and a reaL woman, and she’s still A filthy whore with a big Jewish nose and no boyfriend. KeeP crying about Your loneliness, you big-titted disaster. Just because you’re a “Choreographer”who’s presented at SPILL Festival of Performance, Fierce Festival, Duckie, Fresh AiR, FEM Fest, Chelsea Theatre, blah blah blah, doesn’t justify your sluttY shock-value, too-cool-for-School, shitty “art”.

 

Artist Website:

Lauren Barri Holstein

 

Resources:

Artist Presentation

Bibliography

 

Feb
6
7:00 pm19:00

THEATRE IN THE CLOUD?

Theatre in the Cloud? is a free workshop for theatre and performance makers interested in exploring online possibilities.


What new alternatives exist to the “broadcast” model? Stimulating conversation, it will also practically describe bursaries available to help your ideas become (cyber) realities.

This session challenges issues of “liveness”, blurring lines between online characters and “real” people, placing adventure and fun at the heart of the process.

Led by Cathy Westbrook of Futuredream.

Presented in partnership with Eastern Angles.

ALL WELCOME.

ANOTHER FREE EVENT FROM PACITTI COMPANY.

Jan
13
Jan 15

FEATURED PAST WORK – TEST DEPARTMENT: LABORATORY ONE ‘INTERGLACIAL’

Part of Performing Collections, supported by the Colchester & Ipswich Museum Service through the UNLOCKED programme.


Over the course of three days, Pacitti Company Associate John Bowers and Tim Shaw (both of Culture Lab, Newcastle University) will create an environmentally responsive sound and image installation inspired by the natural history collection of the Ipswich Museum.

This residency will take the form of a drop-in workshop: you are invited to join them at any time and make a contribution of your own.

Materials and instructions on how to engage with the new technologies present will be provided.

ALL WELCOME.

Part of Performing Collections, supported by the Colchester & Ipswich Museum Service through the UNLOCKED programme.
ANOTHER FREE EVENT FROM PACITTI COMPANY.