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DIY16: Call for Participants

18th Jun 2019

For the 2019 edition of the Live Art Development Agency’s DIY, Whitstable Biennale supports the DIY16 Afrofuturism and Chill workshop led by artist Rebekah Ubuntu. DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to take part in unusual training and professional development projects conceived and run by artists, for artists. The DIY16 workshop takes place on Sunday 22 September, 12-6pm at The Yard in Faversham.

In this project you will embark on an Afrofuturist quest to reunite and nourish our past, present and future selves.

Rebekah Ubuntu is a multidisciplinary sound artist whose creative and scholarly practices explore futurity, rebellion, gender, transfeminism and queerness through performance, live art, voice, installation, text and video. A recent graduate of the prestigious British Institute of Modern Music, their works have featured at BBC Radio 1, Wellcome Collection, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, London’s Serpentine Galleries, the Barbican Centre, and European arts institutions.

This accessible workshop aims to build a personal and pragmatic relationship with intersectional* Afrofuturism by bringing to life its multifaceted elements through creative activities and embodied self-pampering. (Guest artists TBC.) This workshop is for Black, Brown and People of Colour participants with priority given to QTIBPOC**.This workshop is disability / different-ability positive, stim-friendly, attention and energy sensitive with regular periods of alone time and time-outs throughout the day. The facilitator identifies as disabled.

Travel to and from the workshop (in the UK) will be covered. All food is vegan. Dietary and access adjustments will be accommodated. All workshop materials and resources will be supplied.

Deadline for applications: 2pm, Thursday 20 June.
Apply via Live Art Development Agency.

*Intersectional = melanated, dis/ability-positive, transfeminist, queer and class-inclusive.
**Queer-Trans-Intersex-Black-People-of-Colour

Image: Artist Rebekah Ubuntu (pictured) courtesy of Early Years and Family, BP Family Festival 2017, Tate Britain.

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