Discussion Take Me Somewhere - Thick Time Radio Station

Take Me Somewhere © Take Me Somewhere

Tue, 25.05.2021


International exchange led by Karen Christopher

Take Me Somewhere is Glasgow’s festival of contemporary international performance, building on the legacy of the Arches arts venue following its closure in 2015. The festival provides a crucial support structure and platform for Scotland’s most vital artists, combined with some of the world’s most cutting-edge contemporary performance makers.

The festival - which has innovative performance at its core - acts as a connector between people, work and ideas, and is inspired by the talent, energy and voracity of the city’s arts community. It’s a space for crucial, diverse voices from here and abroad that take us somewhere in our personal and collective journeys, understanding the globalised and multicultural world we live in; voices that allow us to consider where we are now and envisage what a future somewhere could be.

Thick Time Radio Station (Reflection Session) will be a discussion on relationship building, artistic friendship & co-mentoring between Scottish artists and the wider world, and an opportunity to gain a glimpse into the 2 week online international exchange led by Karen Christopher. Featuring 12 artists from across Scotland, Europe & Québec, the session will feature reflections from the participants.

Thick Time Radio Station is a workshop designed to explore approaches to co-mentoring relationships between artists, blurring the boundaries between mentorship and making, between making and finding, and between finding and illuminating. Strategies around the collaborative composition of new performance material are used to respond to questions about development, as well as a way to reflect on and assess one's own and others' creative practice or desired trajectory. 

Participating Artists:
Mele Broomes, Jian Yi, Elina Bry, Gordon Douglas, Leonie Rae Gasson, Melanie Frances, Olympia Bukkakkis, Yousef Iskander, Nina Muehlemann, Burcu Emeç, Émile Pineault, Laura Nsengiyumva

Karen Christopher is a collaborative performance maker, performer and teacher. With her company, Haranczak/Navarre Performance Projects, she is engaged in creating a series of performances generated through collaborative performance-making processes. Karen was a member of Chicago-based Goat Island performance group for 20 years until the group disbanded in 2009. She now lives in the UK, working to define a practice which continues in a collaborative mode. Her focus is on artistic negotiation in the making process and finding non-traditional structures for working and composing live performance works.

Buy a festival pass on Take Me Somewhere's website

This discussion will be live captioned & British Sign Language interpreted.

>> See also the event Take me somewhere - Performance today, performance tomorrow in collaboration with Sophiensaele and Kampnagel on 27 May.