Demo Week 2018

 
 
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Demo Week: A week-long celebration of the testbeds artists and their work

The University of Bedfordshire is proud to present Demo Week. TestBeds
artists will share their development to date and engage audiences in
discussion about how arts and culture are helping to define Luton. TestBeds brings together early-career, Luton-based creative practitioners with internationally-renowned artists and immerses them in a hothouse for creative innovation. Demo Week is a chance to engage with the creative process and help shape the future of their projects.

All Demo Week activity is free to attend.

All activity will be held at the University of Bedfordshire, Luton Campus, Park Street, or at the School of Art & Design, Guildford Street, Luton. A full schedule is outlined below.

 

Monday  |  Tuesday  |  Wednesday  |  Thursday  |  Friday

 
 
 

Monday 21st May: Music

 
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11am - 12.30pm

The Ozzlebox: Creative Thinking Inside a Box

Human BeatBoxer Oz Azubuine explores the possibilities of human beatboxing as a collaborative contemporary artform in this workshop for all ages.

Human BeatBox

Judith Blake Theatre, Park Square. Suitable for all ages.

 

May be of interest to: educators, young people.

 

 

3pm - 4pm

Workshop: Music and Business

Classical Musician David Murphy leads an introductory workshop to inaugurate  the world of music to business operations, developing a toolset of interdisciplinary working skills.

Judith Blake Theatre, Park Square

 

May be of interest to: business professionals and students.

Music and Business

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday 22nd May: Art and Science

 
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12pm - 1pm

Bio Orchestra

Fine artist Gayle Storey invites you to learn more about Bio Orchestra, inspired by Darwin's Theory of Movement in Plants using data mapping to create music.

Interdisciplinary art

Campus Centre Gallery, Campus Centre.

 

May be of interest to: professionals and students of the visual arts, life sciences, biology and evolution. 


1.30pm - 3pm

Ex Vivo: The performative nature of science

Join collaborators Adam York Gregory and Gillian Jane Lees, on a practical exploration of their research so far.

Performance art

The White Rooms, Park Street.

 

May be of interest to: science academics and students, movement practitioners, performance students.


4pm - 5pm

Luton: A multidisciplinary workshop

TestBeds alumni Sophie Gresswell will present on the work she has done since being on TestBeds in changing perceptions around indentity, space, and the urban environment.

Public Art

P103, Postgraduate Centre.

 

May be of interest to: local artists, policy makers, and local business owners.


5.30pm

Evening Reception

An evening reception to celebrate Demo Week.

 

Please email us if you would like to be put on the guest list.

 
 
 

Wednesday 23rd May: Media

 
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11am - 12pm

Make Art not War

Videographer and photographer Jamie Newell leads a practical discussion around our understanding of drones and their place in contemporary society. What have they been used for, and importantly, what could they be used for in the future?

Videography

G101 Lecture theatre, Campus Centre

May be of interest to: sociology and history students, those with an interest in fashion and film, local residents.


1pm - 2pm

An introduction to Four Faced Films

TestBeds Alumni Four Faced Films invite you to join them to talk about their company. What do you want to see? What skills do you think people need? How can we work together to make it happen?

Film

The Student Union, Campus Centre

May be of interest to: filmmakers, film and media students, local programmers and producers.


3pm - 5pm

Gurls Du Filme: An introduction to future filmakers

Gurls Du Filme invite you to learn more about their business, a production company with a difference.

Film

G101 Lecture theatre, Campus Centre.

May be of interest to: filmmakers, film and media students, local programmers and producers.


5.30pm

Media Train

An evening reception in collaboration with the University of Bedfordshire's Media Department.

 

Please email us if you would like to be put on the guest list.

 
 
 

Thursday 24th May: Duration

 
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Durational

The Big Weave

Throughout the week a large freestanding loom will be located around the campus.Fine art and textile artist Nicola Moody seeks to engage a wider community with weaving and to explore how it can be used as a tool for gathering information. The loom will be at different points around the site starting at School of Art and Design on Monday, Park street on Tuesday, The University Library on Wednesday and Thursday and Campus Centre reception on Friday. Come along and have a go at weaving. 

Textile Art

 

Various locations

 


Durational (workshop 1pm - 2.30pm)

Playing with feeling

Ceramicist Moriam Grillo presents a durational practical exploration of art as a vehicle for processing thoughts, feelings, and emotion.

Arts and Health

Campus Centre Gallery, Campus Centre.

 

May be of interest to: sociology and psychology students, community workers.


11am - 12pm

Workshop: Interdisciplinary art

TestBeds alumni Agnieszka Rebosz leads a practical workshop on dance and art. Please wear appropirate clothing

Dance and Art

Judith Blake Theatre, Park Street.

 

May be of interest to: dancers, visual artists.

 


2pm - 3.30pm

Threads of Narrative

Fine art Textile artist Nicola Moody will lead a workshop that seeks to explore personal histories through the language of textiles. Embroidery, weaving and manipulation of thread will all be used as tools to express specific narratives.

Textile Art

The White Rooms, Park Street.

 

May be of interest to: art and design students.


3pm - 4.30pm

Temporary Collage

Mary Hearne leads a practical workshop using personal stories as stimulus for creative output.

Applied arts

G101 Lecture Theatre, Campus Centre.

 

May be of interest to: art and design students, community workers.


5pm - 6pm

Printworks

Learn about the unique Luton history of printmaking and propaganda with artist and curator Caroline Wallace. A practical and playful session discussing printing in Luton (with work from Letterpress Artist Helen Ingham), discussing delivering workshops with hard to reach audiences.

Visual arts

Ground Floor, Art and Design Building.

 

May be of interest to: art and design students, community workers.

 
 
 

Friday 25th May: Work in Progress

 
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11am - 12pm

Lutopia

Join interdisciplinary artist Andy Abbott in collectively imaginging a post-work Luton with 360 video and virtual reality technology. 

Arts and tech

Ground Floor, Art and Design Building.

 

May be of interest to: art and design students, community workers, technology students.

 


2pm - 3.30pm

Girl in a Box

Debra Knight presents Girl in a Box, an exploration of the elements of light, projection, sound and movement to transform and connect people and spaces using poetry.

Performance Art

Ground Floor, Art and Design Building.

 

May be of interest to: art and design students, community workers, performance and media students.

 


3.30pm - 4.30pm

Graphic Novel

Artist Nicole Mollett will transform local stories into a graphic novel with input from artists and writers from Luton.

 

 

Ground Floor, Art and Design Building.

 

May be of interest to: art and design students, community workers, performance and media students.