Art Lands On Alien Landscape
Live Art/Print Programme
Sean Ashton, Lesley Hall, Emma Leach, Stephen McNeilly, Frog Morris, Jessica Voorsanger,
Mark Aerial Waller
The weekends of April 30 – May 15 2011
Following Dead Season - Live Art and occurring during Turner Contemporary’s opening season, Limbo’s new programme of live and time sensitive works Art Lands On Alien Landscape discusses the idea of alienation, looking at how regeneration interacts with (or perhaps stands apart from) the historical identity of a location.
Margate is still defined by the character of its arcades and Victorian holiday attractions, yet this industry has been in decline for many years. Dead Season pointed to this fact but also highlighted how central these things are to the identity of the town. As this singular identity becomes increasingly estranged and antiquated from the new activities occurring in the town, a feeling of distance occurs that raises the question: which is alien?
The programme, which takes place over three weekends consists of live and time-based events, including performance, film and participatory artworks.Seamonsters will roam the shores and members of the public will be invited to become the crew of the Starship Enterprise.
The live events will be accompanied by a publication containing stories, comic strips, articles and essays generated by the participating artists that expand and support the works in the event programme. The publication will be available throughout the town and at selected other locations in the week preceding the programme.To find out more, watch this space - or subscribe to our mailing list
Supported by Arts Council England and Kent County Council
Mark Aerial Waller: SUPERPOWER - DAKAR CHAPTER
Film Screening (40 mins) morphing into a live music event and opening party for the programme
Location: Substation Project Space, 6 Bilton Sq
19 00, April 30
Emma Leach: HERE NOR THERE
For a number of years a giant news tickerwas displayed on the U.S. diplomaticmission’s building on Malecon drive, Havana. Streaming news and politicalmessages, the ticker angered the Cuban government because of the anti-socialist statements it displayed. They retaliated by erecting anti-US billboards that blocked the news ticker from view. The event titled Here Nor There explores the tit-for-tatpatriotism of political enmity: Follow the movements of the ticker and a flag bearer around Hawley Square to witness this intriguing form of conflict play out and to decide, “Which message is correct?”
Location: Hawley Square
14 00, May 1
Stephen McNeilly: DEFINITIONS OF CONCEPTS TOWARDS A PHILOSOPHY OF ALIENATION
A performance/installation working with those for whom English is a second language
Location: Substation Project Space
16 00, May 14
Also - look out for the Art Lands on Alien Landscape publication - appearing in Kent and selected national locations soon.