Loughborough Records Presents Presence (LIVE)

Sat 25 June, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Venue: Bandstand, Queen’s Park, Loughborough

FREE

Loughborough’s musicians have joined Loughborough Records Presents Presence (LRPP) to write and record their music and now they are going to perform it at a live event.

Earlier this year Can Altay created an installation that took the form of a recording studio known as LRPP and local bands were invited to perform and record their songs. Over three weeks, 70 songs were recorded by 30 bands. The recordings of which are available online. The recording studio was a commission created as part of the Radar programme Market Town, influenced by the way in which popular music, produced in specific locations, has created a specific ‘sound’, reaching out to audiences beyond the location in which it originated (e.g. Detroit, Bristol, Manchester and many others). Can Altay is interested in the possibilities music has in creating a wider impact and engendering a positive perception of the place of origin.

This project culminates in a series of live performances taking place in a bespoke staged area in Queen’s Park and the production of a special, limited edition, vinyl record featuring a number of the recorded tracks.

This event is organised as part of Radar’s current project, Market Town, a long-term project comprising commissions and critical debate designed to engage with the regeneration of Loughborough’s high street. The Market Town public events programme is intended to further investigate the themes explored in the main commissions, and to further engage the local community in the debate about the future of Loughborough.

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May 2018

Re-Imagining Citizenship

May 2018

Re-Imagining Citizenship

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An exhibition collectively curated by the Politicized Practice/Anarchist/Theatre and Performance Research Groups at Loughborough University.

In government parlance, being a citizen means to be recognised as a ‘subject or national’. What is at stake in re-imagining new forms of citizenship and modes of civic participation? How can the notion of citizenship – in our trans/post-national society – be reconfigured without subjection?

This exhibition centres on the concept of the citizen-artist/artist-citizen to explore the potential for art practices to re-imagine citizenship. It brings together a range of audio-visual and text-based responses with contributions by artists and researchers from across and beyond the University. It includes artworks produced by staff and students at the Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts of Besançon (France) with whom the Politicized Practice/Anarchist Research Groups and the Theatre and Performance Research Group has an ongoing dialogue around themes related to art, performance and political activisms. The exhibition will feature items from the Working Class Movement Library, Salford archive collection.

Exhibition dates: Thu 31 May – Sat 14 July (Mon-Fri only)
Exhibition times: 12pm-2pm weekdays only during the Arts Festival (6-15 June) and by appointment at other times. To make an appointment please email luarts@lboro.ac.uk or telephone 01509 222948.

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Loughborough University Arts

Martin Hall Building

Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

luarts@lboro.ac.uk

01509 222 948

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