Research and development for National Touring (Grant for artists).
Kayle Brandon <firstname.lastname@example.org>; http://cubecinema.com/
Heath Bunting <email@example.com>; http://cubecinema.com/
4 Princess Row, Bristol BS2 8NQ, UK
Tel: 0117 9074190
Funding required for:
Project: Ridgeway Exchange.
We propose to start a programme of exchange between The Cube and several similarly run organisations, in terms of not only content, but also staff, skills and infrastructure.We are currently, considering working with:
The Ridgeway Exchange is a pilot project in this intended programme of exchange.
As we have aged we have not lost our interest in play: Play is an instrumental mode of behavior that is marked by a contest for power or dominance [..]. Play is used in such a contest in order to establish an identity within a group of people [..]. play is a limited task that is bounded, repeatable and is experienced subjectively as pleasurable. (the Internet) Nor my enjoyment of movement. we like to consider movement as: movement of the body and emotions in an immediate moment; movement of ones personality and social status throughout life. Ridgeway Exchange is a plot to combine both these interests in an event with both The Cube and Limehouse Towhall, who are currently nurturing an emerging relationship.
Foret Fountainebleau Forage will be a follow on from last years visit to Fountainebleau, but with more people and more diverse activities (climbing, orienteering and bivoacing). We are expecting participants ranging geographically from the Cube and as far away as Canada. Collective Manouvers was a three day classic community and collective building event. Collectives converged in Bristol from across Europe to challenge and compete against each other for prizes such as self made books and objects. Tour d'fence was an examination of Bristol barriers, by invited cultural collectives, which was later scaled up in Berlin. International urban adventurers regatta was a parasitic event during 'A fair Place' festival in Instanbul, forcing the artists from their white cubes into cold, wet and dirty underground tubes. International urban adventurers rally was our first physical adventure event specifically designed for artists and collectives, located in Paris. For three days people climbed buildings, explored underground tunnel systems and sleapt deeply.
Last year four teams of Cube core staff provided and received on the job training at the Access Lab, Sheffield. Inspired by the successes of this, we have decided to attempt a similar venture with Limehouse Townhall. We have already begun the process of formal exchange of staff and programme content between The Cube and Limehouse Townhall: Saul Albert has been in residence at the cube throughout March and April; and The Cube recently provided content for the Omsk event at Limehouse Townhall. The Ridgeway Exchange will provide a continuation of these, but should permit more simultaneity and spontaneity.
|Feb 2004||First canvassing of interest.|
|Mar 2004||First exchange between Cube and Limehouse of staff and content.|
|Apr 2004||Second canvassing of interest.|
|May 2004||Booking of accommodation and project discussions.|
|Jun 2004||Final arrangements.|
|Group Equipment||50.00 gbp|
|Food (@ 5.00 gbp per person per day)||200.00 gbp|
|Accommodation (@ 10.00 gbp per night per person)||350.00 gbp|
|Transport (@ 20 per person)||100.00 gbp|
|Other expenditure||50.00 gbp|
With Ridgeway Exchange, as with previous related work, we intend to create a defined space in which invited participants can be moved physically, intellectually and emotionally as individuals and collectively. Ridgeway Exchange in both its topological scale and its geographical oppositional form will create a pseudo competitive environment amongst its participants, which should create both inspirational challenge and security. Such a challenge should allow participants to focus, develop and subvert their individual, group and community identities. Many of the participants have repeatedly taken part in similar events and have subsequently developed strong working relationships. This combined with an influx of new individuals should create a strong attraction between the two closing groups. We also intend to not only signal the potential for the route and the event to be sites for production of art, but also provide the means of production eg: mobile telephone access audio archive.
People will not only be active creative participants in an 'art event' and probably produce art projects en-route, but will also, by doing this collectively, create the context for future events and collaborations.
Both The Cube and Limehouse Townhall's place progressive enlightenment high on their agendas in their own work environments and cultural output, so we expect this to translate in terms of diversity of participants and activities during the event. Alongside the exchange, we are also be soliciting participation from other individuals and groups. For example Simon Pope will be interviewing participants as they walk for his current study of walking as art practice.
The Cube is always looking to develop long term context and commercial relationships with local and national collectives and communities. The Cube more than most arts organisations must always be developing not only itself but new and inspiring activities. This event should either open some new doors or further push ones already ajar. The Cube and Limehouse Townhall have already started to exchange programme and staff.
The ongoing and repeated nature of these events creates a credible celebratory context which is essential for enthusiast investment by both individuals and organisations.
Both strong internal and inter collective relationships are essential resources for organisations such as The Cube and Limehouse Townhall who trade on social exchange and are part of the foundations their artistic communities.
We intend to document both the individual participants projects and the resulting overall content of the event. We are currently considering producing an audio CD of mobile telephone activity during the exchange. These will be published on the event website.