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Past Bexhill-on-Sea Event: VOL 11

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VOL 11

September 06, 2018
@ De La Warr Pavilion

Join us for a series of succinct and stimulating insights from a panel of inspiring creative speakers from across East Sussex. Share knowledge and ignite creativity and new ways of thinking! 

This informal evening of thinking and drinking is curated by Sweet & Dandy and forms part of the Coastal Currents Festival 2018.

The bar is open from 6.30 pm with presentations starting at 7.00pm.

Please purchase tickets in advance from www.dlwp.com as we regularly sell out.

Speakers include:

 

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No Fixed Edge

BY MARK FRENCH
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

Mark French describes No Fixed Edge - a captivating collaborative project fusing film, music, and poetry.

"The films are basically about marginal machines, many of which are now obsolete, devoid of their original function or eking out an existence on the margins of our environment".

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Eggtooth - Hatching Potential

BY SALLY GREIG
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

Events throughout Sally Greig's life have shaped her to become a truly inspirational creative mentor and leader in the creative education sector. In this moving presentation, she describes the origins and objectives of The Eggtooth Project - a creative education organization which offers life-changing courses for children, young people, and adults.

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The Hyperstitional Object

BY GRANT CIECIURA
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

'Hyperstition is a neologism that combines the words 'hyper' (over normal) and superstition (irrational belief) to describe the action of successful ideas in the arena of culture'.

Grant Cieciura calls for xenofuturists to unite and consider how technology, inhumanism and the agency of noise might re-open the possibilities of a divergent now.

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Emily! Don't Do That!

BY EMILY PEASGOOD
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

"I use sound to express things that cause me frustration and joy. I find it cathartic and I find it so much fun. It makes frustrating things tolerable and fun things magical. For me, sound captures experience, truth, and memory in a way that no other sense can."

Despite the seemingly obstructive title, Emily Peasgood shows she is a risk-taking creative who throws caution to the wind (sometimes literally), experimenting with sound and social encounters, her work is original, thought-provoking and uplifting.

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Thus Spake Statis Beatnik

BY STEWART MORRIS
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

Aligned with the PechaKucha principle to 'think visual', digital creative Statis Beatnik believes that "words are very limited in being able to explain many of the most important human experiences. Try to explain the colour blue and you'll see an infinite amount of words it takes in comparison to showing just one image". In this vivid presentation, he shares his views on humanity and speculates on possible digital futures.

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The Troubled Double

BY ELEANORE BOOTH
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

"I am an identical twin existing in a society that orientates around the needs and desires of the individual".

Eleanore Booth speaks about her life as a twin, connectedness, and individuality, offering us an insight into what it means to be "a clone alone"?

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London Road

BY ALEX BRATTELL
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

"More than subject matter, I am interested in pictures as metaphors and allegories, unseen realities, delving into what Walter Benjamin called 'the optical unconscious'".

Alex Brattell takes us on a journey through time and place, through a sensitive photographic study of his neighborhood and musings about mystery and magic.

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Drawing space

BY GREIG BURGOYNE
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

Grieg Burgoyne suggests that we are all 'a bundle of rhythms' and, through his exploratory, playful and site-specific drawing practice invites us to reunite with lost spaces, the periphery, the other, the elsewhere.

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20 images (almost) 20 years

BY DEBORAH BOWNESS
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

Chronicling 20 highlights and a vast amount of learning from a 19-year career, Deborah Bowness reflects on influences and inspirations. For ‘Paper Trail’ Deborah takes her hand printed, hand painted, trompe l’oeil wallpapers onto the streets to create staged sets, still lives, unexpected encounters and 'a game for the soul', infusing towns and cities with poetry and wonder.

Alex Brattell
Photographer, Freelance in St Leonards On Sea
Sally Greig
Director, The Eggtooth Project in Hastings
Greig BURGOYNE
Artist/Curator/Academic, Freelance in Hastings
Emily Peasgood
Artist, Freelance in Ramsgate, Kent
Deborah Bowness
Artist/Designer/Maker in St Leonards On Sea
Mark French
Film maker, Freelance in Hastings
Grant Cieciura
Artist, professional graphic designer, Self-employed in Brighton
Stewart Morris
Creative Director, Beatnik in London
Eleanore Booth
Artist and Illustrator in Hastings