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Archive for October 2016

Project Godie reviewed by the Wire

“It’s more about movement than dance; and those movements have only been arrived at through long, drawn out exercises in stripping away layer upon layer of socially conditioned thought and action to eventually reveal the twitching, pulsing sentient being suffocating underneath”.

Review of Project Godie Live Events: Kopf, Biba. The Wire. (2016, November). On Site. Exhibitions, installations,etc. p.83

Project Godie Live Events (12th and 13th of August 2016, All Saint’s Church, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) Co – Produced by Surface Area Dance Theatre and Adam Denton. Choreography and Direction by Vangeline. Featured dance artist, Molly Procter, Vangeline and Nicole Vivien Watson, with sonics by Trans/Human. Costume design and creation by Katerina Dipla, lighting design by Louise Gregory. Documented by Aaron Guy.

 

Collaboration in Practice

Company Directors Nicole Vivien Watson and Paul Miller attended Collaboration in Practice, a symposium facilitated by Venture Arts, bringing speakers from across the UK to BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, on the 18th of October, to share their experiences of collaboration in contemporary disability visual art practice including; Amanda Sutton, Director, Venture Arts, Manchester; Ruth Gould, Director, DadaFest International; Tanya Raabe-Webber, Artist; Charlotte Hollinshead, Artist Facilitator, Action Space, London; Elisabeth Gibson, Executive Artistic Director, Project Ability, Glasgow; Shan Edwards, Chief Executive/Artistic Director, The Art House, Wakefield.

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Project Godie Exhibition, on display at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne – UK, until the 8th of January 2017.

Project Godie Exhibition

Today the North East enjoys strong business relations with Japan, not the least of which is Nissan whose presence at Sunderland is significant. However, the region’s cultural and commercial exchanges with Japan run deeper than might first be thought. Japanese warships were once built on the banks of the River Tyne in Elswick. Five graves occupied by Japanese nationals lie nearby in St John’s Cemetery, showing us that their time here was more than simply a business exchange.

 

Paul Miller

Photography by Paul  Miller

https://discoverymuseum.org.uk