A Weekend of Weird brings together writers, performers, filmmakers, artists, publishers, academics, enthusiasts and celebrants to ask: What is the Weird? Where did it come from? Where is it going? The event is organised by Radar, LU Arts’ contemporary arts strand, in collaboration with Dr Nick Freeman and Dr Dan Watt from the university's School of the Arts, English and Drama.
Following 2014’s Talk Action programme, we have extended our engagement with DARG (Discourse Analysis Research Group) with the presentation of a new work by Nicoline van Harskamp.
Working with three regional museums, The Object is Alive will invite Mike Cooter, Matthew Darbyshire and Giles Round to develop new work, utilising the collections to develop new exhibitions that respond to the work of Polish artist and theatre maker Tadeusz Kantor.
Through their Market Town commission “Firing the Generator”, STEALTH.unlimited (Ana Džokić and Marc Neelen) have started a collaboration with the current local initiative to revive a former art foundation building - also known as The Generator Building - into a site for arts, culture and creative production.
Market Town is a programme of commissions and critical debate that focus on the regeneration of the high street in Loughborough. As a pilot town in which the findings of the Portas Review are being tested, and with a University that is a leading centre for research into the future of retail, Loughborough is the ideal place to develop a series of projects that will act as a form of action research. These projects will investigate the potential of artists, architects, designers and other creative professionals to develop work that re-imagines the town as a destination for “socialising, culture, health, wellbeing, creativity and learning” (the Portas Review), whilst seeking new ways to rethink and activate local economies.
You can visit our Market Town blog to find out more about the project, enjoy recaps and photos from past events, learn about inspiring projects all over the world addressing the same themes and issues, and hear from the commissioned artists themselves about their work and processes.
Join us at the Generator Building for a weekend of events...
Design collective Something & Son unveil a University Town Charter
Firing the Generator is bringing Loughborough's new cultural, creative and entrepreneurial hub, The Generator, to life.
A contemporary arts programme inspiring participation and debate through cross disciplinary working between artists and academics. Radar engages with research and uses it as a stimulus to inform and develop new projects.
Delve into our archive of projects exploring the relationship between environment, audience and sound, the social history of music within the workplace, the communicative potential of the object, how history is created and share by people and more...
Launch of @genlboro tonight. Lots more to come over the weekend https://t.co/ziOoVg4f7b
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