Combining physicality and text, Welcome to Dreamland gives voice to recent practices of gender violence and the contradictions and mechanisms of asylum. This bold and intimate performance, weaves the personal and the macro political, encouraging audiences to engage with the history of international human rights, not as detached, abstract ideals but ethical principles determining – more urgently than ever before – what it means today to be truly humane and British. You can find out more about Learning Labs and Welcome to Dreamland here.
The Learning Lab on 20th February is conceived to support Zlata and Anna think through some conceptual challenges in the development of their project, and a public engagement strategy to see the work go out to diverse venues and reach audiences
To this end, we’re inviting a number of people to contribute to the Lab and take part in a collective conversation with Zlata and Anna. Invitees to the Lab include advocacy and human rights activists, critical and creative thinkers, creative producers and programmers, and artists and practitioners working in complimentary fields who have had first-hand experience of the asylum process
We’re pleased to be hosting this Lab with the Live Art Development Agency (LADA), who work to develop new artistic frameworks, legitimize unclassifiable artforms, give agency to underrepresented artists, and create the conditions in which diversity, innovation and risk in contemporary culture can thrive. The Lab will be held at the White Building in Hackney Wick (for details of how to find it, see here).
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, as there are limited places due to the intimate nature of this Lab.