Experiments

How can we be together? How can we connect and create?

These are questions to which the answers are hard enough to find at the best of times. But during the coronavirus crisis, they are even more elusive: here are our experimental responses to the challenge of connection in a time of separation, and beyond.

Reconnecting Through Making Together: Turf Collective Groundwork Event

On May 29 2021, as Covid restrictions began to loosen in the UK, we ran a workshop in collaboration with the Turf Collective based in Croydon, London. Outdoors, in a park, we led a group to respond creatively to the theme of opening up: we worked with cardboard boxes, objects we had brought along with us, our sketches, and more, to reflect collectively on the year that had been and to communally celebrate our re-emergence.
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This workshop was funded by Arts Council England

Experiment No. 1

The theme of our first experiment was: the Rule of Six. Could the six of us, maintaining a distance of two metres, create something together?

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Experiment No. 2

A trip back to our old university town: playing with FaceTime, memories, and presence irl.

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Experiment No. 4

A walking pub trip through lockdown London 2.0, passing by empty shop windows, socially distanced dates, and deserted restaurants and cafes.

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