Date(s) - 09/06/2020
08:00 - 09:00
In this edition of Culture Conversations, Coventry Culture Trust are focusing on Green Futures with a workshop led by artist Carolyn Deby, or as she is also known, sirenscrossing. We invite you to open up your senses and share your stories.
Carolyn will ask participants to think about and share the ways we have been taking notice of our environment during the coronavirus pandemic.
As COVID-19 spreads between bodies and across borders, it has brought many human systems to a sudden halt: we find ourselves in a different sort of place, more anxious but possibly also quieter. We are in a gap of less traffic, less recreational shopping, less moving around beyond the home, fewer aeroplanes. We are more likely to be moving at the speed of bodies, not machines. Where is your body in relation to the world now? Are you noticing other life that perhaps you’d previously overlooked?
This workshop hopes to trigger an ongoing trail of images, words, and thought that will capture something valuable in this time of pandemic.
Advance sign-up necessary
Spaces on this month’s edition of Culture Conversations are free and limited to a maximum of 25 people. This limit ensures all participants can be involved in the workshop.
Participants must sign up in advance here. Once signed up, you will be emailed a link to join the Zoom call in advance of the event.
When signing up, participants can request that the event be captioned.
This workshop will be recorded in order to create a captioned version.
More about Carolyn Deby
Carolyn works with collaborators to create site-specific performance art. Her work reveals cities as places of wild nature, social space and technologically reconstructed nature. Recent projects include: urbanflows: immersed in worlds in Coventry (2016-2020) commissioned by Prof Nicolas Whybrow’s AHRC-funded project Sensing the City, and rivercities in UK/Canada/Sweden (2010-14). In 2011/12, Carolyn was Leverhulme Trust Artist-in-Residence at University College London’s Urban Laboratory.