The artist will devise and host our International Summer School in June.
Following an open call which prompted high quality proposals from artists, curators and organisers from across Scotland, Camara Taylor was selected to create the 5th edition of our annual summer school. The programme, entitled A wobble, a shake and a no for an answer, takes ‘no’ as its starting point and, working with refusal in mind, the programme seeks to explore artistic strategies in those spaces between total withdrawal and complete subsumption.
The concept is informed by research into limbo (the dance), which began as a ritual performed at wakes in Trinidad & Tobago, and is said to have its origins in the middle passage. The methodologies evident in the dance and its histories have become the grounding for an exploration of refusal, recollection and rebirth.
FIELDWORK was inaugurated in 2014 with Reports on Event Curating co-programmed with Mason Leaver-Yap, and continued in 2015 with Talking About Influence where Pavel Büchler programmed three keynote speeches for the summer school. In 2016 Hospitalfield worked with Bisan Abu Eisheh to co-programme Not Every Tent is the Same and last year with Cicely Farrer and Gordon Douglas on Shoulder-to-Shoulder.
A wobble, a shake and a no for an answer, will take place between 24 and 26 June 2018. In the past the group of between 60 and 80 participants has been made up of artists, students, organisers and curators and it’s open for anyone to book.
Tickets cost £75 which includes camping space and all meals. There’s a reduced Early Bird ticket on sale until 1 April and a small number of free Bursary Spaces.