LAUNCH – THURSDAY 28 APRIL
ISIS Arts is pleased to announce the launch of the CRISIS website, showcasing 6 new web and moving image works by laurie halsey brown, Rob Kennedy, Manu Luksch, Sophia New, Spencer Roberts & Anneke Pettican, and Miranda Whall. Also featuring documentation from recent artist/curator joint residencies with Sarah Cook & Saul Albert and Ange Taggart, Chris Graham & amino (Ben Ponton and Lee Callaghan).
For those of you in Newcastle, please join us from 5 – 7pm at ISIS Arts for drinks & nibbles to celebrate
CRISIS is a programme of new media commissions and residencies at ISIS Arts. Launched in 2004, the pilot programme combined a series of production-based and discursive activities that brought together artists, curators and technical resource. CRISIS supported the process of artistic production and the engagement with ideas surrounding interdisciplinary collaboration and creative possibilities.
The programme sought to increase the ways that artists engaged with the organisation in its new city centre premises, as previously, much of the programme was delivered away from base.
CRISIS was centred around the process of production – the concepts and activities that take place between the spark of an idea and the finished art product. This complimented the other strands of ISIS’ programming (new media training, mentoring, arts in education, residencies) and lack of exhibition space. Another integral aspect included peer to peer training and exchange between regional, national and international participants, as a way of sharing skills and facilitating new partnerships.
The 12 month programme included 6 small commissions and short residencies, 2 two-month joint artist and curator residencies, 3 evening networking events at ISIS and 2 presentation events hosted for visiting international artists. CRISIS was supported by the Arts Council England, North East and Newcastle City Council.
Programme curated by Michelle Hirschhorn
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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