“What we need to question is our bricks, concrete, glass, our table manners, our utensils, our tools, the way we spend our time, our rhythms…
“Describe your street. Describe another street. Compare…
“Question your teaspoons.”
George Perec, Essay on the Infra-Ordinary
At the end of March, we’re holding two events that will explore processes for making work in our current circumstances.
Like many others, in the past year, we have spent more time at home than expected. Many of the patterns of our daily lives have been put on hold and, in their absence, we’ve had to find new ways to meet, to work together, to welcome uncertainty…
It’s an interesting moment to reflect on the work that we make, how we make it, and the threads that hold it all together.
On Tuesday 30th March we’re holding an online public talk. Members of our ensemble will share insights into our processes of making work – including how we’ve adapted and responded to the new circumstances we’re all living in.
And then, on Wednesday 31st March and Thursday 1st April, we’ll work more closely with a group of up to 15 people. This online workshop will look specifically at processes of mapping and modelling.
This coming year, Quarantine are working on three artistic projects – Ark, The people of, and 12 Last Songs – all of which involve looking under the surface of place and/or testing models for society. During this workshop, we’ll test how we might map and model the places we live in. It’s an opportunity for anyone with an interest in exploring their relationship to place and society through processes of mapping and modelling.
Both the talk and workshop are free, but capacity is limited. Booking via Eventbrite is essential for the talk, and places on the workshop will be allocated based on a simple application – see here for more details.