Open Space takes artists working in live art out of their usual metropolitan habitat, and out into the open space of the countryside. Removing the walls that contain much site-specific work (made inside buildings), in order to see if that has the power to remove the mental walls we build up around our own practise.
The weekend will be a challenge to the participants’ usual ways of working. Artists will be confronted with an endless choice of outdoor locations – in a wood, out in the open on top of the hill, in a bird-watching hide, beside a lake, on the path, or in the undergrowth.
They will also be confronted with different and new approaches to creating work, introduced by Katie Day and another participating artist, and the given opportunities to practically experiment with them.