Gary Stevens - Performance Lab. 2008 - 2009

This year’s Performance Lab takes a new shape and offers 14 artists the opportunity to be part of an intensive programme spread over 4 long weekends, led by the artist Gary Stevens and held at Toynbee Studios.

The Performance Lab gives artists a chance to explore the processes of making and developing performance-based work. Participants are encouraged to take risks in their practice, discover material individually or collaboratively, and view and discuss work in a supportive and critical environment. The sessions are conducted in a casual atmosphere, but the aim is to engender serious, critically rigorous and vital work of different kinds.

“Gary is a master at creating an atmosphere where people – performers or not – can feel at ease to present work” Participant in 2007 Lab

Each day (11am – 6pm) will consist of a practical session led by Gary Stevens followed by shared studio time for the whole group to develop ideas further. An integral part to each weekend is an illustrated talk by a guest artist in conversation with Gary Stevens, followed by Q & A.
The guest speakers this year are:
Jem Finer, Helen Paris & Leslie Hill, Lee Campbell & Frog Morris

In the final weekend there will be an opportunity to present work to an invited audience.

The Performance Lab is made up of four blocks of 3 consecutive days, between November 2008 and March 2009.

Block 1: Fri 21 – Sun 23 Nov
Block 2: Fri 23 – Sun 25 Jan
Block 3: Fri 20 – Sun 22 Feb
Block 4: Fri 27 – Sun 29 Mar

Cost for the full course:
£360 for full-time employed, £280 for everyone not in full-time employment
(We are not offering places to attend individual blocks)

For booking and more information, please contact Phoebe Davies
0207 247 5102

Gary Stevens is an artist who creates performances and video installations, working with a wide range of visual artists and performers from diverse backgrounds. His solo & ensemble works have been presented internationally in gallery, theatre, festival and public spaces.
Gary Stevens

What: Gary Stevens - Performance Lab. 2008 - 2009
Further Details:
- Visit the Artsadmin website
Contact: Phoebe Davies: T. 0207 247 5102
Deadline: Bookings now being taken