Creative Laboratory, East of Birmingham
Working with Brendan Jackson and Clive Adams, young people from Kingshurst Technology College in North Solihull are creating a series of photographic portraits of their peer group. We helped the young people to set up a photo studio and photograph each other. People were portrayed responding to a series of questions they had decided upon in advance, encouraging a dialogue. The group will edit the photographs and create a small exhibition with accompanying texts based on the recorded conversations.
Goatmilk Festival, Bulgaria, May 22nd-24th
Each year the GOATMILK festival in Bela Rechka chooses a topic and explores the memories connected with that. In previous years they explored the sound of the missing bell of the village, the Cyrillic letters, the private family history, the story of the white shirts… Now they devote this year’s festival to the topic: 1989 – trauma or miracle? Laundry bursary artist Simon Walker will be attending and participating in one of the festival ‘actions’.
Download a PDF of the full programme of activity here - goatmilk09.
Laundry invites you to our next Live Online Discussion Event on Monday, 11th May at www.culturalanimation.com/discuss
20.00 - 22.00 if you’re in the UK
21.00 - 23.00 if you’re in places like Poland or Germany or the Czech Republic
22.00 - 24.00 if you’re in same time zone as Crete…
or 12.00 - 14.00 if you’re in California
Guest speakers Robert Kulpa, Anja Zückmantel and Jo Loki will join Pato Attila and Gregor Mirwa
So please - Sign up/Log in & Contribute to the conversation !
VISIBILITY and TOLERANCE
- How does intolerance/racism work when the target is not visible?
- Can you say a place is tolerant if it appears to be homogenous?
- Is there an advantage to being invisible?
ROBERT KULPA is a queer academic, researching queer theory, social movements, national and sexual identities, socio-cultural conditioning of knowledge production, and Polish post-communist transformation. www.robertkulpa.com
ANJA ZÜCKMANTEL works as the librarian for Etz Hayyim Synagogue Hania and has recently been involved in the Open Lab My Hania. She is a historian and currently works on her Ph.D. thesis about the perception of the “Land of Israel” in German Zionism.
JO LOKI is currently working on a bursary with Laundry on the Intercultural Dialogue project. An installation artist, she works with text, visual imagery and visual objects, which she uses to create three-dimensional stories.
My Hania - Creative Laboratory
May 4th - May 5th 11am - 8pm. An installation in Studio Poly-Technio gallery by young people from Hania and Kandanos. The installation explores the city through the eyes of the participants - who have been working with artists from Laundry and local historians. The work was created through interviews and interactions with local people, using photography, sound recordings, video and visual arts. It provides a glimpse into the multicultural heritage of the city.
Some photographs from the gallery opening are posted here.
The project was organised by Etz Hayyim Synagogue. We would like to thank the teachers for their active support, Spiros Androulakis for the gallery space and assistance in the realisation of the exhibition, and Gerani for providing refreshments during the workshops.
Brendan Jackson, Beverley Harvey, Alicja Rogalska and Paulina Paga participated for Laundry, and artists Jo Loki and Simret-Cheema Innis also visited the Creative Laboratory to develop their specific projects. Alexander Phoundoulakis and Anja Zückmantel were the co-ordinators in Hania.
Material from the project will be uploaded to this web site in June, to provide an ‘alternative guide’ to Hania as presented by the young participants.
Participants from Kandanos -
Teachers: Elina Kournidaki, Nikos Smirneos, Katerina Aggisiali
Students: Antonis Thrakakis, Gerogos Kariotakis, Georgina Lesi, Claudia Nikoli, Anna Koumi, Eftixis Sfinarolakis
Participants from Nea Hora -
Teacher: Maria Katserou
Students: Nikos Mixalidis, Alkistis Kourti, Christina Seiti, Eva Kerkira, Georgos Apostolidis, Ivan Ivanof, Aggelaki Bixtarian, Konstantinos Troulos, Themis Panagopoulos, Gianna Peneva, Manolis Heretis, Niki Polifaki