From Mini-Symposium #1, Liverpool, 19.9.14 at The Bluecoat

Presentation by Gisele Bone on her work in relation to  socially engaged performance practice.

Brief notes taken during Gisele’s presentation:

  • Educator, facilitator, project co-ordinator – these are both separate and blurred with arts practice.
  • Motivation as the ‘problem’… intuition as the ‘solution’
  • Project: Larks and Owls – issues of responsibility, insurance, pleasing people, not letting people down.
  • The unplanned
  • Democratic decision-making… thinking about how to do this
  • Being on bikes – equalises the relationship
  • Project: Artists in the City – engaging with the people of Preston, this felt contrived.
  • Engagement with people – through having hair cut – unintentional engagements
  • The issue of flitting into people’s lives – issue of being consistent
  • One to one conversations – recordable, manageable, not distracting, GPS tracked, using an art gallery as a hub
  • ESA commission – 1 month, the participants wanting to go on more rides
  • Brief given from the outside – UCLAN
  • Sifting
  • Is the art in the ride or in the documentation?