a series of live, trans-border, online-offline participatory performances addressing current cross-cultural issues.

Coventry Dialogue

Helen : 28/11/2016 6:56 pm : COM, helen

describe_coventryOur Coventry “situation” last week went very well and we are now in the process of gathering documentation and preparing for our conference presentation about it at In Dialogue on Friday.
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Drawing us together …

Helen : 23/11/2016 9:29 pm : COM, helen, Uncategorized

As we near the end of the workshop process for the Coventry situation, we’re huddled in little clusters around the Shop Front Theatre space – writing stories, making digital media, working with UpStage’s avatar voices, running audio and ethernet cables. more »

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We have a situation in Coventry!

Helen : 08/08/2016 11:50 am : COM, helen

We have a situation, Coventry!During the second half of 2016, I will be working with staff, students and artists in Coventry, UK on the creation and presentation of the sixth “situation”. We’ll be focus on the social and community situation that has developed as the university has rapidly expanded in the town centre, dramatically altering the population demographic and the daily life experience for the people of Coventry. For this project, I’ll be the Disruptive Media Learning Lab‘s first International Artist in Residence, and will collaborate with Rachelle Knowles, associate head of the School of Art and Design, who participated in the Graz situation in 2013.
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Excerpts from Rio

Helen : 27/01/2016 1:03 pm : COM, helen

Here is a 6-minute video of excerpts from the screen recording of “Temos uma Questão!“, in Rio de Janeiro on 7 November 2015.

Thanks to Gretta Louw for the screen recording, and to everyone who made this “situation” happen! (Credits are at the end of the video).

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Getting the bigger picture in Rio

Helen : 15/09/2015 1:43 pm : COM, helen

Baracas do TempoOur research for the Rio situation began with the issue of water quality in Guanabara Bay: world attention is turning to Rio de Janeiro and its waters as the Olympic Games draw closer. However, the pollution of Guanabara Bay isn’t a new problem, and its impact is much greater than a one-off sports event. Many communities’ livelihoods are based on and around the bay, and of course all life is dependent on clean water.
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