CCLAP brings together Southeast Asian and UK/European artists for a 2-day symposium, showcasing performances, talks and a screening programme exploring gendered/feminist notions of “rites”. Presented in partnership with SEA ArtsFest 2014.
CCLAP instigates the sharing of the developments and critical reflections of significant and diverse live art practices in Southeast Asia and the UK, to bring the critical contexts for Southeast Asian live art practice in conversation with developments in the UK/European scenes. The project presents thought-provoking live art performances by Southeast Asian and international practitioners in London, bringing their work to a wider international audience.
The broader aims of the project are to educate and encourage live artists in the UK and Southeast Asia to work with local art centres to archive their work, to prevent irrevocable loss and retain a record of the historic and material development of live art scenes in their local contexts. Via the symposium and digital platform, CCLAP also aims to offer opportunities for artists with shared interests to meet, work together, mutually exchange learning and hopefully, foster relationships for future collaborative projects, extending opportunities for live art in both regions.
Situated just off Deptford High Street, the Lounge is part of an innovative development sharing facilities with primary school Tidemill Academy, and including Resolution Studios, a development of apartments and studios. It also offers a programme of creative events, in partnership with the Albany, South East London’s leading arts centre situated a two minute walk from Deptford Lounge in Douglas Way. With a focus on community led partnerships and local enterprise through learning and participation, this unique partnership will bring to the area an engaging blend of performance and creativity through an imaginative use of space.
SEA ArtsFest champions and develops the work Southeast Asian artists and those inspired by Southeast Asia. The festival brings together practitioners, makers and thinkers to increase awareness of Southeast Asian arts and its audience base, and is presented in partnership with SOAS, Royal Holloway and Goldsmiths, University of London and is funded by Arts Council England. SEA ArtsFest will support the project with its venue partnerships, marketing resources and networks.
The Proud Archivist is built around an engaging and versatile concept – designed and programmed to echo, emulate and revive the traditions of London’s grand 17th and 18th century coffee houses, that brings together a cafe offering alongside a gallery and library aesthetic, and overlaid with a diverse fringe and community programming.
Live Art Development Agency
Established in 1999, the Live Art Development Agency has both responded to, and impacted upon, the increasingly influential nature of Live Art practices in the UK and internationally by developing an extensive portfolio of specialized resources, opportunities, projects and publishing activities; and by working strategically, in partnership, and in consultation with practitioners and organisations in the cultural sector. LADA will support the project with its resource library and participate in the symposium with talks and screenings.