Event Details

Cara Davies

Time: June 8, 2011 at 10am to September 9, 2011 at 5pm
Location: Bedfordshire (U.K), Europe, The World, takes place over the internet
Website or Map: http://www.instability-in-sta…
Event Country: u.k., (world, wide)
Organized By: Cara Davies
Latest Activity: Jun 7, 2011

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Event Description

Framed as a practice-led research project, supported by Arts Council England's Grant for the Arts Scheme and Colchester Arts Centre's Escalator Live Art programme, Instability in Stability is a digitally-mediated performance series and virtually interactive archive. Infusing the personal with the virtual, the project questions our encounters with the archive, exploring how strategies for archive construction can be activated as a collaborative web-based live artwork. 

Between the 6th June and 9th September a succession of live broadcasts will document the performance of building an archive. Interdisciplinary performance artist, archivist and documenter, Cara Davies, invites you as a remote audience into the private and personal space of her loft, her past and her creative working process.
" Five days a week for 12 weeks I will be dedicating my time to building an archive of my stored belongings. I will identify, organise and catalogue my life experience within this archive, trying to make sense of who I am and where I have come from, as a performative and documentary act."

Whilst the project stems from a very personal perspective the project seeks to challenge how the processes of performance, documentation and archiving inter-relate, facilitating a collaborative exchange whereby participants have a platform to reflect upon their own memories, experiences and identities, in relation to the things they house in their lofts but also to their ideas/theories/philosophies on performance, archiving, documentation, art and life. 

For more information on the project and how to get involved please visit the project's website: www.instability-in-stability.co.uk

Here you will find numerous opportunities to extend a dialogue around this exciting, challenging and multi-modal work.
So if you fancy getting involved or simple checking out the action, come join the archive’s live broadcasts on ustream every Monday to Friday morning between 10am and 2pm, book a private skype appointment in the afternoons, and/or add your own comments and reflections to the blog posts and forum pages on the website. You can watch the whole process of project evolve right from the comfort of your own home!

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