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Choreography of Care

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As former Factory Artist with tanzhaus nrw, I wanted to mark approaching the end of that residency together by hosting a symposium in May 2020 which we were calling Choreography of Care. Inviting artists, activists and change makers whose work we felt spoke to an ethos of care together to share how they believe it shapes their practice and its influences out into the world through their work.

Because of the global pandemic the symposium has been postponed to June 2021, however to mark the space of intended event, we have created some podcasts for you in which we wanted to share some of the thinking behind the symposium, some of the voices that will be present hopefully next year, and to give a sense of why we want to create such an event.

– Claire Cunningham, 2020

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In 2017 I commissioned artist Jak Soroka to curate a series of podcasts from interviews I had done while researching my show Guide Gods.  This one: Crip Time – Finding your own rhythm feels incredibly relevant again as I witness so many people suddenly find their “normative” relationship to time, schedules and productivity upended.  I hope you find it both interesting and perhaps helpful.

Featuring Claire Cunningham, Jak Soroka and Julia Watts Belser.
Music by Derek Nisbet.
This podcast is part of the Guide Gods Digital Collection.
Please note a transcript is available here and a list of links to artists/organisations etc that are mentioned in the podcast.

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In this podcast myself and long time collaborator Luke Pell, dramaturg and artist and who is co-curating and hosting the event with me, discuss some of the key ideas shaping the planned symposium, where those ideas come from in relation to our own practice and previous works and why the concept of “care” and the word itself has become important to us.
– Claire Cunningham, 2020

This podcast contains mentions (but not descriptions) of violence experienced by LGBTQ+ folx and of domestic violence.
Please note a transcript is available here and a list of links to artists/organisations etc that are mentioned in the podcast.

Music by Matthias Herrmann.

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In this podcast dramaturg and artist, Luke Pell, a long time collaborator on many of my projects shares some of their thoughts and reflections from an article they wrote in 2018 in response to the creation of the Guide Gods Digital Collection.

Please note a transcript  is available here and a list of links to artists/organisations etc that are mentioned in the podcast.

Music by Matthias Herrmann.