Reboot courses

11.FEBRUARY—17.MARCH.2021

These courses offer artists an opportunity to delve deeper into a particular area with artists that have collaborated with CLOD ENSEMBLE.

These events are part of our artist development programme, Reboot, which connects and cross-pollinates creatives across disciplines – from the worlds of music, theatre, visual art, architecture and healthcare. We have been providing free professional development opportunities to artists for many years. During the pandemic, Reboot has gone online to provide additional support to artists through these challenging corona times. We aim to nurture a highly-skilled, diverse creative workforce and a strong, vibrant arts sector.

Embodying Space
with Aurelian Koch
Thursday 11, 18 and 25 February, 10:30am – 12pm
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This three-week hands-on course will introduce participants to the pedagogy of Embodied Space. Through exercises and provocations, we will explore the relationship between our bodies and the space we inhabit. We will look at and play with the most fundamental relationship between a human being and its surroundings. This relationship forms the foundation of any creative process.

Although offered online on Zoom, there is nothing two dimensional about this course and participants will work hands-on under Aurelian’s guidance and be provoked with exercises to open their eyes and minds and reconnect to the space they inhabit in a refreshed way.

No previous experience is required, and the sessions are open to any creator in performing arts, visual arts or any field of design (i.e. Architecture).

This course will require some basic tools and materials – see the list here.

Aurelian Koch:
Aurelian trained at the Lecoq School in Paris, where he also studied at the LEM (the Laboratory for the Study of Movement), a course relating movement to architecture. In 1993 he co-founded Bouge-de-là Theatre in Oxford, where he was Joint Artistic Director for 12 years.

Bursary spaces:
Reboot supports artists by providing a high-quality programme of professional development. Without subsidy, this course would cost £50 per person to attend. We recognise that even subsidised costs can be a barrier to participate. If you would like to book a free place on the course, please get in touch with us directly by sending an email to admin@clodensemble.com by Monday 8 February so we can arrange this for you. We can also provide an additional bursary to contribute to the purchase of materials required for this course. We have additional budget available to support other access needs – please contact us to discuss this.

Documenting Performance and Visual Art
with Hugo Glendinning
Wednesday 3, 10 and 17 March, 4pm – 5:30pm
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Join celebrated performance photographer Hugo Glendinning for a series of exchanges over three weeks, sharing practice of documenting artwork. Suitable for performance makers of any visual discipline.

Session 1: Wednesday 3 March, 4pm – 5:30pm
Documentation of Live Art – What is it? Why is it important? A contextualisation of Hugo Glendinning’s work and how it might fit into the broader ecology of the arts as it is experienced, studied and archived. Participants will be able to input their knowledge and needs for the following sessions.

Session 2: Wednesday 10 March, 4pm – 5:30pm
Transfixations of time and space – still photography as a tool for documentation of Live Art.

Session 3: Wednesday 17 March, 4pm – 5:30pm
Video documentation – live/not live. Showing or telling? Translation, selection, transformation.

About Hugo Glendinning:
Hugo Glendinning has been working as a photographer and filmmaker for over thirty years. His output stretches across the cultural industries from contemporary art collaborations in video and photography, through production and performance documentation to portrait work. He has worked with most leading British theatre and dance companies. He has also published and exhibited work internationally, notably his continuing project of documentation and the investigation of performance with Tim Etchells and Forced Entertainment Theatre Company. His work with artists Paola Pivi, Martin Creed, Matthew Barney, Dan Colen, Yinka Shonibare MBE and Franko B recording both performances for camera and public performances or events are in private collections and museums around the world. 

Bursary spaces:
Reboot supports artists by providing a high-quality programme of professional development. Without subsidy, this course would cost £50 per person to attend. We recognise that even subsidised costs can be a barrier to participate. If you would like to book a free place on the course, please get in touch with us directly by sending an email to admin@clodensemble.com by Monday 22 February so we can arrange this for you. We have additional budget available to support other access needs – please contact us to discuss this.