FLARE 1: Beyond Body | 9th -14th February | Gallery North | Newcastle, UK
FLARE 1: Beyond Body was a five day, two evening programme of events. An investigation into the non-material and the intangible aspects of communication, concentrating on the evolution of mind-body relationships and en-counters in performance art and mind/body practices. Beyond Body was set up as an active inter-disciplinary inquiry in disrupting habitual thought processes and looked to practice and explore ways of knowing that can be visceral, intuitive and precognitive. Encouraging participation, debate and reflection a series of workshops, performances, films and presentations programmed to open and share knowledge and research processes. Over the five days through embodied engagement methods, and through the insights of a variety of academics, artists and scientists the programme endeavoured to excavate personal boundaries and took active steps to pursue how our senses and mind might extend beyond the physical body.
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FLARE 2: In/visible | 14th, 16th & 17th May | Gallery North | Newcastle, UK
FLARE 2: In/visible was a continuation of the investigation initiated in FLARE: Beyond Body concentrating on the evolution of mind-body relationships and encounters in performance art. The programme started on the 14th May with performances running throughout the day and evening. FLARE 2 was part of the annual city wide Tyne and Wear Museums Late Shows programme. 25 artists from Newcastle, York, Belfast, Berlin and Vienna presented work ranging from a five hour long outdoor, group Cumulator piece, to solo endurance pieces and back to back 15 minute performances. A two-day workshop by invited American artist Elizabeth Ward was also programmed.
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