Remote Roundup 2nd – 8th November 2020

Social Practice Social: Decolonial Lab, 6pm, 3 Nov
Primary (online)
This month, Cristina Morales (@Counterspace) facilitates the Decolonial Lab – a collective exploration of decolonial practices and what it means to decolonise ourselves and our world, with a focus on social practice and cultural activism. The Lab is a non-hierarchical grassroots forum rooted in critical pedagogy, holding space for an in-depth theoretical introduction to the concept of decoloniality and contemporary practices, with practical examples.…/tZwtc-ispzIoHt0-UGpdnL2ICk

Accelerate Sessions: Animated Documentary, 6pm, 4 Nov
Animate, Online Event
Our Accelerate Sessions series of conversations with animation artists and curators continues on 4 November, with Alys Scott-Hawkins and Ellie Land from Animated Documentary talking to animators Mary Martins, John Summerson and Signe Baumane, who’ll share their insights and experiences with us. This is the second of three sessions in partnership with British Council Film. Supported by Arts Council England Emergency Response funding. Free. Spaces Limited.

Accelerate Sessions/Animation Salon: animated documentary

Creative Short Course
Creative Short Courses are led by expert practitioners and take place in the studios, workshops and classrooms of Nottingham Trent University’s city centre campus. Architecural Model Making / Fashion Design / Photoography / Acrylics / Graphic Design / Interior Design etc.

Quantum Computing: Art and Entanglements, Libby Heaney, 6pm 5th Nov
Radar x Berlin Science Week
What can quantum science tell us about our world and how we experience it? Presented by Light Art Space (LAS), artist and researcher Libby Heaney gives an introduction on quantum computing and how she uses quantum science and related technologies to develop her artworks.

Bukhari: Islamic Art Exhibition – 11am, 7 Nov
Online Event
At the times of coronavirus, art is even more important to connect, share and create meaningful discussions. This art event will be hosted at the LCB depot (max 20 persons) and online. We will walk you through a selection of miniaturists, photographers and calligraphers from Uzbekistan, accompanied by music written for the event, to discover the rich cultural heritage and contemporary creativity of this Country. Please register to the event so we can manage the zoom capacity. follow the event on the zoom link

Old Mistresses: Women, Art and Ideology, with Griselda Pollock (online), 7pm, 7 Nov
Five Leaves
Why is everything that compromises greatness in art coded as ‘feminine’? Has the feminist critique of Art History history yet effected real change? With a new preface by Griselda Pollock, this edition of a truly groundbreaking book offers a radical challenge to a women-free Art History.
Free. Email to register.

4WORDS is our new freesheet of writing from artists, audiences and commentators. An ongoing collection of writings on the programme at Dance4 and its offer to the fields of dance and choreography, to Nottingham, the region and beyond. It’s so easy for amazing artists, conversations and dance to be forgotten when so much is happening. Details at risk of being lost when the next inspiring artist is knocking on the door to begin a new chapter with us. We’re keen to ensure that some of these experiences can be captured for a longer time. How can the questions, reflections and perspectives of many voices coming into contact with our programme be kept for the future? How can these contributions be more present? Returning to these collections in the now and future will help us track thinking, the response to provocations and enable us to help reveal often hidden thoughts or work. So often in the performing arts, we’re only ever given an opportunity to be with ideas and discourse when it’s in the form of marketing materials or promotion for a show. 4WORDS is an attempt for the artists, audience and work in Dance4’s programme to have an expanded space to share and be in dialogue with audiences. We hope you enjoy the ongoing collections. If you have ideas for editions and/or if you wish to contribute do get in touch.