Being In Public

Encounters | Outer Place / Inner Space
Symposium 3-8 |04|  2017

Marilyn Arsem

Workshop | Being in Public: Encounters | Outer Place / Inner Space

03 – 05 | 04 | 2017

Ali Al Fatlawi / Wathiq Al Ameri

Workshop | Being in Public: Encounters | Outer Place / Inner Space

03 – 05 | 04 | 2017

Bbeyond

Steve Batts

Embodied Presence – Workshop

30.01 – 01-02. 2017

Same Difference: Equinox to Equinox

Global Performance Art Day

22 | 09 |  2016

Bbeyond / PAErsche

Tour | 2016

Bbeyond Acción!MAD

11 | 2016

Art In Life, Life In Art

Bbeyond Performance Art | Belfast

RECENT EVENTS 

03 – 08. 04. 2017 | Being In Public | Encounters | Outer Place / Inner Space | Symposium
03 – 05. 04. 2017 | Marilyn Arsem | Workshop | Studio 11 | Belfast
03 – 05. 04. 2017 | Ali Al Fatlawi / Wathiq Al Ameri | Workshop | Pollen Studios | Belfast 
05. 04. 2017 | Kim Gurney – Keynote | Launch | Panel Discussions | Ulster University Belfast | 18 h
06 – 07. 04. 2017 | Symposium – Open Space Technology | Girdwood Community Hub | Belfast | 10 – 16.30 h
08. 04. 2017 | Performances in Public Space | Belfast – Custom House Square | 12 noon

Symposium Overview

“The freedom to make and remake our cities and ourselves is, I want to argue, one of the most neglected of our human rights.” David Harvey

The Symposium will investigate the interconnected role of the performative collective/action and the citizen in the making and changing nature of public space/s and thereby changing and transforming individual citizens themselves.

The Symposium starts on the basis of an openness about public space as a social and political realm essential to democratic life and as a place of physical design. It is informed by the political and moral philosophy of Hannah Arendt, and her position that this realm is where citizens negotiate, mediate and take collective action for the common good. Modernity she contends, has manufactured “distracted citizens” alienated from the public and the ‘common world’. It is this social and political terrain that initiates the open ground and framework for the Symposium

It proposes to examine the potential of contemporary performative art practice in the public realm as an activating ‘temporary community’ which by expanding the field of performative practice can interrogate public being and space in the wake of modernity’s psychological and economic ‘effect.

Schedule

05. 04. 2017 | Launch | Ulster University Belfast  

16: 30 h | Same Difference Equinox to Equinox Film |  Kim Gurney – Keynote 18 h  New Imaginaries Film, South Africa                                                        

19:30 h | Panel | Kim Gurney | Cherie Driver | Sandra Johnston | Chumpon Apisuk  Guy Sioui Durand | Alissia Kleist | James Hennessey | Marita Bullmann

06 – 07. 04. 2017 | Symposium – Open Space Technology | Girdwood Community Hub | Belfast |  10 – 16.30 h

 07 – 04. 2017 | Panel | John G Boehme | Marilyn Arsem | Adrian Hall | Artur Tajber | Kim Gurney | Fausto Gracia | Elvira Santamaría Torres | Karin Meiner | Belfast Interface Project | Pavana Reid | James King |Joint Chair – Brian Connolly + Cherie Driver

For the facilitation of the symposium we are using Open Space Technology which is a methodological tool that enables self-organizing groups of all sizes to deal with hugely complex issues in a very short period of time.

Further information on artists and events to follow

Bbeyond is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Lottery Fund and is a recognised charity

Charity No. XT 19063

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