East End Collaborations 2000

A week of intensive workshops and open performance platforms

30 May - 4 June 2000

Now in its second year East End Collaborations is a new initiative by Queen Mary and Westfield College in collaboration with the Live Art Development Agency, London.

East End Collaborations is an invitation to audiences to see an eclectic range of new work by new artists over four action packed days and an opportunity for younger artists to take part in performance based workshops with leading British practitioners.

Workshops @ The People s Palace 30 May - 2 June 2000

Tuesday 30th May 14.00 - 17.00

desperate optimists Sampling for Performance

This workshop looks at the relationship between sound sampling and text for performance. Participants will have the opportunity to use digital audio software to explore the process of combining elements of music and sound with language and live performance as the basis for composing a short piece. desperate optimists are currently involved in a number of multi media projects including work for CD Rom, the web, film and performance.

Wednesday 31st May 14.00 - 17.00

Helena Goldwater Objectifying

Taking the premise that all material is an object (whether your own body, a handbag or a monologue) this workshop will work with texts and objects without taking them for granted as material. Helena Goldwater makes predominantly solo performances for a diversity of venues including clubs, site-specific spaces and theatres as well as writing for other people's projects.

Thursday 1st June 14.00 - 17.00

Ernst Fischer Embodying Space: Landscaping Gender

Concerned with the relationship between architectural and physical spaces, this workshop will focus on the critical exploration of gender issues, memory and loss. Ernst Fischer s work is stylistically indebted to Butoh and Noh but 'queer' in content. He has worked with Hermann Nitsch, Franko B and Gay Sweatshop and performed in Germany, Italy, UK and Japan, The London International Mime Festival, LIFT, the ICA, in his own and other peoples' living rooms and on the streets

Friday 2nd June 14.00 - 17.00

Helen Paris/Leslie Hill Body Memory

Through an exploration of the senses, in particular the sense of smell, this workshop addresses both devising work through body memory and the potentials of engaging sensory and emotional reaction/interaction from an audience. Helen Paris and Leslie Hill are are the artistic directors of curious.com performance & multimedia company and their work has been widely commissioned and shown across the US and UK .
All workshops are £15 (£10 concessions).
There is a maximum of 15 participants per workshop so early booking is highly recommended.
Places must be booked by Monday 22 May at the latest on 020 7882 5384

The Platform 1 - 4 June 2000

Four days of new performance and installation work by artists from across London presented in a diverse range of spaces - a chance to see the artists of tomorrow today.

Thursday 1st June from 19.00

I-Hsueh Lee& Crystal Wang, Eduardo Bonito & Io Anagnostaki, Simon Tabak, Ali Campbell & Clare Whistler, Dough!, Emma Cox, Jacek Ludwig Scarso, Clare Roberts, Rotozaza

Friday 2nd June from 19.00

Catherine Packard, Cindy Sullivan, Oreet Ashery, Maria Terzopoulou, Peter Arnold, morostageworks.co.uk

Saturday 3rd June from 18.00

Liz Hurrell, Angela Woodhouse, Gary O'Connor, Emmanuelle Waeckerle, Johnstone & Korda, Tomoko Inagaki, Lorna Stewart, Dr. Icy, Bill Howard, Mika Sembongi, The Comptessa

Sunday 4th June from 18.00

W.A.T.G, Helly McGrother, Clare Wright, Lisa Nash & Kenji Takahashi, Yoda, Stelios Stylianou, Marybel Salis & Isabella Di Cola, Bill Aitchison, Tetine

This years Platform is also the London selection platform for the National Review of Live Art 2000, Britains¹s leading performance festival taking place in Glasgow in early November.
Tickets £5 (£3 concessions) per day or £15 (£10 concessions) for a four day pass
Address : The Arts Building and The People's Palace, Queen Mary and Westfield College between Mile End and Stepney Green Tube on Mile End Road
Ticket reservations: 020 7882 3355