If you have a Chatterton-like romantic vision of yourself as a penniless artist surviving (just) in a garret somewhere - then this event is not for you. However, if you are realistically planning to pursue your artistic vision in 2011 and beyond, then 'Dense Cluster' will give you some of the answers..
1 - 8pm
Saturday 4th December 2010
Organised by Alias and g39/WARP in collaboration with Cerbyd, Supersaurus and Surface Arts, Dense Cluster is a knowledge exchange event for self-organsied survival. Coming at a time when arts organisations across the country are being hit by cuts in funding Dense Cluster will bring together a range of examples of ‘what is possible’ through shared endeavour, interest and skills.
Invited groups from across Wales, the South-West and the rest of the UK will present, in the widest sense, a representation of their activity to include discussions, screenings, performance, installation and documentation providing a Dense Cluster of activity. A publication will be produced on the day, marking the events and exchanges that take place as well as creating a document of recommended survival tips for these hard times.
Presenting groups include Hand in Glove, Lombard Method, Redwire, An Endless Supply, Folded Glued and Printed, Project Space 11, Surface Arts, Supersaurus and Cerbyd with More to be confirmed.
The event will be held at the Bristol Diving School in Bristol on Saturday December 4th from 1pm - 8pm.
Coaches will be traveling from Swansea, Cardiff, Exeter and Taunton M5 services to take artists to the event; places can be booked for £5, ticket include a cup of tea/coffee and slice of cake on arrival. To book a place on the bus please contact firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto: email@example.com> with the subject header Dense Cluster.
Dense Cluster is supported by Spike Associates and Bristol Diving School
Bristol Diving School, Albion Dockyard, Hanover Place, BS1 6TZ.