As part of Performance Studies international #18 and Ludus Festival Leeds, a small group of international artists from The Sense Lab (Montreal) are asking for participants and collaborators to help in conceptualizing, creating and performing a ‘Sentimental Construction’. These are site-conditioned, publicly performed architectural structures made of rope, fabric, yarn and other local materials, which are outstretched and activated by and with the public. Here we generate an ephemeral arrangement through communal play, shifting spaces between the pre-formed and the per-formed.
Please join us Thursday 28 June at 11:30 in Parkinson, the Centenary Gallery, for an informal talk and discussion, then a project kick-off – including a brainstorming session and building for the rest of the day. We also seek participants on Friday 11:30 – 1:30 and 2:30 – 4:00, for experimentation and construction on University of Leeds campus, and Saturday from 12:00 to 14:00 for a final performance scheduled for Kirkgate Market in the city.
Organizing artists: Nicole Ridgway, Stephanie Springgay, Nathaniel Stern