BORDERLINE/ is a new performance art event for the city of Norwich.
It takes place on the 25th of June 2013, coinciding with Norwich Art School degree show private view, across multiple venues, and culminates with a free meal and informal get together for artists and audience alike.
to promote challenging contemporary performance art from the region
and beyond, encourage international collaborations and
debate,motivate the travel of artists and cross-pollination of ideas,
and present a more grounding, grassroots, community centered
alternative to traditional arts events.
The festival presents a selection of works from artists who share a similar element of risk and extremity and are driven to challenge audiences out of their comfort zone. Those are works which , in the words of Simon Critchley, “cut to the heart of the self” . According to the philosopher:
is a sense in which so much of what’s produced in the art world is
contained and obsessionally ordered and polite, nothing is on the
line, it’s comfortable.[…] I d like to argue for an ethics of
discomfort that would be immoral in terms of socially established
ethics but deeply ethical in another way.”
The project hopes to embody in an event Simon Critchley's call for uncomfortable, yet deeply ethical creative expression.
The project also endeavors to create as many opportunities as it can for dialogue between visiting artists and the local creative community in the hope to generate durable exchanges between both parties.
Finally, the project also puts a strong emphasis on the open ended, collaborative and participatory nature of the project, and wishes to involve as many individuals as it can. It aims to present and inclusive, accessible alternative to traditional art festivals, offer a wider, more diverse platform to creative talent, and encourage locally generated cultural activity in the future.
BORDERLINE/ is open for everyone to partake , all shows are free and everybody is welcome to get involved.
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