We’ve been origami-ing over coffee and recording our voices in the street today. All part of our exciting new I.D.entity project. Here is sneaky preview of what we’ve been playing with…
We will be out and about around Leeds tomorrow (Sat 1st of Oct) asking people to talk to us about I.D.entity. Your response will form the basis of our installation. Follow our twitter account @paperwork4well to keep up to date with where we throughout the day. Come and see us, write on a post it note and have a chat!
We are please to announce that we will be taking part in the Love Arts Festival 2016. I.D.entity will be hosted by Union 105 the week beginning 10th of October. We will be spending 2 days in the space installing an installation exploring the theme of ‘identity’ and how our relationship with our own identity effects us.
Visit the exhibition at Union 105 on 12-15 Oct between 10.00 and 16:00 or come to one of the
Launch of exhibition and Workshop @Union 105 – Wednesday 12th of October 18:00-21:00 (It’s FREE! – just turn up). Come along and explore the theme of Identity through paper crafts and movement. (Drinks and nibbles will be served)
Workshop @ Union 105- Thursday 13th of October 18:00-20:00 (Free – book online www.loveartsleeds.co.uk/booking or search event on EventBrite). Come along and explore the theme of Identity through paper crafts and movement.
Performance – Friday 14th 19:00-20:00 (FREE – book online www.loveartsleeds.co.uk/booking or search event on EventBrite) Live Art Installation/Dance performance. Dancer – Charlotte Arnold. Come along and see the installation in a whole new way as dancer Charlotte Arnold brings it to life as she explores the space. (Drink and nibbles will be served.)
We would like to say a big thank you to Leeds Inspired and Arts and Minds who are funding this exploration. We can’t wait to get into the space and make something happen!!
We’ll be blogging throughout the process, so watch this space for more info!!
On the 15th of May 2016 we had a great day of Play as part of Assembly House’s series of Flash Shows.
We invited colleagues from other art forms to come and join us for a day of Play (R&D) in the Gallery Space at Assembly House. We finished off the day with a ‘flash’ performance created from the ideas we had explored throughout the day.
We ended up sharing a structured improvisation in an environment built from paper. The audience where encouraged to be a part of the performance by being in control of our ‘origami fortune tellers’ – also known as cootie catchers, chatterboxes, salt cellars and many other names!
At the end of the performance we invited our audience to come and play in the space and take part in ‘Emergence’. Paperwork has been developing ‘Emergence’ over the last year and we will be offering it to the general public to come and try at the beyond festival opening night in June.
We had a great day and it sparked plenty of ideas for future projects. Thank you to everyone who came to play and those who came to watch our performance and especially to the audience who generously got involved and had a go at ‘Emergence’.
Real Me is a video made by Paperwork with participants from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. The video was created as the final product from a 10 week project exploring mental health and creativity.
Kerri and Ro took ‘Labelling’ to The Art Party on the 9th of May 2015. ‘Labelling’ is a part of the Paperwork project, it uses post-it notes to build an installation. ‘Labelling’ was performed as an audience participatory live installation piece. The audience were asked to write words on the post it notes which came to mind when they thought of Mental Health and then place them in the space where they wanted. While in the space participants were asked to abide by the rules for movement/travelling. The rules for movement changed throughout the day and all related in some way to perceptions of mental health: moving in circles, changing directions and travelling in slow motion.
The Art Party was led by a group of students from across Leeds College of Art in response to Bob and Roberta Smiths Art Party in Scarborough, 2013. The Leeds Arts Party highlighted the positive impact the arts have on society, the economy, and its importance in our education system, whilst also looking at how creative thinking can assist in developing a sustainable future. The days events included: a programme of guest speakers, arts workshops, an arts market, exhibitions showcasing the value of the arts, curated conversations stimulating discussion and debate, and lots of live entertainment throughout the day.
Labelling was well received at the art party with lots of people joining in, adding their words and moving through the space.
Here are just a few of the words that were placed in the space.
Some participants moved in the space for a minute, placing a single post-it note with a word written on it, others stayed in moving with Kerri and Ro for a long time placing many post it notes and some kept coming back throughout the day for more time to move in the space and with more words to post.
The day ended with Kerri and Ro moving together in the space and then playfully labelling each other up.
On the 3rd of March 2015 Kerri and Ro performed Labelling, a live art installation, at Northern Art #3 which was held at the Theatre Delicatessen in Sheffield. The Northern Art Festivals are a monthly event showcasing performances from emerging artists based in the North of England. At Northern Art #3 we shared the night with many other performers; poets, dancers, participatory live art and musicians.
Labelling is a live installation piece which uses post it notes to build the installation. The audience were asked to write words on the post it notes which came to mind when they thought of Mental Health. These were then placed in the space by Kerri and Ro, who both danced an interacted with each other during this process.
Kerri and Ro had a fantastic time at Northern Art #3 and appreciated the warm welcome they were given by the Sheffield crowd. ‘Labelling’ like all of Paperworks activities aims to get people thinking about what Mental Health is. The audience at Theatre Delicatessen certainly had a lot of ideas on what words related to Mental Health for them.