May 20, 2016
In todays global world we can create and work from anywhere for everywhere and can construct and find our own home. Affordable air travel, difference in live quality and the constant search for creative networks and opportunitiesallows for a dispersed lifestyle where the individual constantly creates its own environment and with it new modes of production. A whole generation of creatives live in locations of their choice, creating work independent from singlelocations and fixed structures undulating around multiple hubs of creativity.
The Architectural Association, and with it the Interprofessional Studio, with its international community of students and tutors is such a creative hub. The studio will this year utilise its networks and create a series of productions in relation to three ‘expat’ locations, the remote islands Sardinia and Ibiza and finally the global hub of London, each time using the individual qualities of the location to drive an extravaganza of music, dance and spatial performance forward. We willresearch how we can become expatriates even in spite of ‘global citizenship’ or virtual networks and ‘unplug’ from these in order to be able to feed back into the same with new, inspired work.
In collaboration with Mangiabarche Gallery on Calasetta, Sardinia, Emerging Ibiza and developed full-scaleproductions starting with a base camp on Sardinia that produced the framework for a broader event and cultural festival on Ibiza and finishes with a performance and forum of discussion in London.
SARDINIA -BASE STATION: A scenic event
The Sardinia event was the most remote and secluded of the series. The focus of Sardinia should be to produce the atmospheric and scenic elements of the year’s narrative.
IBIZA - SPATIAL LAB: An event formed by music
The results of the first events formed the basis of a wider integrative event on Ibiza. The main aim here was to raise a level of cultural discussions and interdisciplinary collaborations across the art- disciplines, bound together by music.
LONDON - BROADCAST: A choreographed event.
The final event will stage all disciplines together in the worlds most global city: A choreographed event, where thechoreography reaches into every segment of organisation, workshop, conference and publication of the years development and forms one overall crescendo, way beyond the actual event itself.