Image by Kane Stonestreet.

Live Art Club

Info for artists


Live Art Club is a monthly platform for artists making Live Art. We hold a supportive space for artists to try out new ideas in front of a warm crowd.

Live Art Club is not intended as a gig - we cannot pay fees, do not charge for entry and while we welcome all kinds of performance, we are really interested in new ideas and experiments.

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“Everyone is welcome to come, to watch, to join in, to present or to perform at Live Art Club - we welcome those with years of experience, those who have never tried performing before, those on the run from more traditional disciplines, those who don’t know what-the-fuck-Live-Art-is.

> LADA: What is Live Art?


Live Art Club offers artists space to try out ideas within a supportive community. We will provide documentation of experiments (or not - as artists decide). Live Art Club exists as a context outside of theatre, dance, fine art and academia.

We encourage you to share part of a new idea, an experiment in working with an audience, a way of moving your body, a series of sounds you’re excited by, an unexpected activation of the space, an interruption of tradition, guttural words that want to explode out of you, a re-performance of a forgotten idea and anything else that might look/feel/taste like Live Art.

And we also welcome more unorthodox ‘performances’ - presentations, performative lectures, readings, projections etc.

We cherish passion, risk and failure. We celebrate indecency, aberration and formal corruption or mutation. We cheer for purity and impurity.”

Julian Konuk (L) and Leon Clowes (R),  Live Art Club: May 2022. Photos by QueerGarden.



TRY OUT YOUR IDEA

This is a low-low-tech space. We have microphones and can play sound. There are some lights. A single projector. We cannot facilitate performances with complex tech needs, lots of cues etc. 

Live Art Club is a community orientated space for artists to try out  new ideas. It is an unpaid context. However, we do sometimes have funds to support artists to access the event - see below.

To sign up for a slot, please sign up through this google form or email Live Art Club organiser Kane Stonestreet.

WHEN

Live Art Club will take place on the first day of most months. It happens at VSSL studio in Deptford.

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Sign up for a slot 


If google forms don’t work for you please email us at LiveArtClubLdn@gmail.com to talk through your performance.




ACCESS

VSSL is a wheelchair accessible venue, with step free access found via Tidemill Way, a wide door, and accessible toilets.

We take a social model approach to supporting inclusion and will help to facilitate other access needs (such as sign language or audio description) if you email or message us in advance to arrange this.

We have a travel fund so if you need financial support for travel in order to participate, get in touch and we will try our best to help out.

We are always looking to make Live Art Club accessible, and welcome any suggestions on how we might do this.

>LiveArtClubLdn@gmail.com

WHO

Live Art Club is run by queers. Live Art Club is hosted and administrated by Kane Stonestreet, in dialogue with Rachel Gammon, Nicol Parkinson, Phoebe Patey-Ferguson, Joseph Morgan Schofield and An*dre Neely. We work across Live Art and performance in a variety of institutional and independent contexts in the UK and internationally.

The project is supported by VSSL studio and at times with public funds by Arts Council England.







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