18th, 19th and 23rd-28th April 2019, 12 – 5pm. Free entry.
Studio 3 Gallery, Jarman Building, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7UG
WEBs promises the viewer an immersive window on neurodivergent creativity with a series of mainly digital works by seven artists from the WEBworks group.
Singly, and collectively they propose an alternative brokering of the shared space, and invite audiences to experience a series of provocations which question the boundaries of creative spaces.
Is creative practice a ‘safe zone’? What does the viewer see?
Featuring artists: Sonia Boué, Kruse, Rhiannon Lloyd-Williams, Naomi Morris, Katherine May, Hugh Pryor, Sonja Zelić. Curated by the WEBworks Group.
All works presented were created during the, Arts Council England funded, Neither Use Nor Ornament project (#NUNO).
This exhibition has been curated with the sensory profiles of autistic people in mind, so there are elements from ‘chill out spaces’ integrated into the exhibition.
Content Warning: Death and injury mentioned. Mental health and trauma alluded to.
Total Black out? – No
What is the audience lighting level? – Daylight
Flashing Lights or strobe? – One video has some flashing lights.
Loud sounds/noises (inc. music)? – One sound piece has soft, Spanish music.
Repetitive noises? – All sound pieces are on a loop, but with durations between 5 and 15 minutes.
Drums? – No
High-pitched tones? – No
Unexpected sounds (eg. Crash)? – No
Is there background sound/music? – Rhi Lloyd-Williams’ voice reading some of her poems.
Are participants required to:
Walk around? – Yes
Undertake directed movement? – No
Read? – Yes
Draw? – No
Construct things? – No
Paint? – No
Sing? – No
Participate in pairs or groups with others? – Not necessarily, although one can engage in Rhi’s piece in pairs or groups.
Is it okay for audience members to make a noise/move around during the show (ie: a relaxed performance)? – Yes
Is there an introduction and if so how long is it – No
Senses, Emotions and Effects
Does it have any distinctive smells? – No
Does your show have any other special effects (eg: smoke machine, bubbles etc)? – Two pieces are videos projected on walls.
Does your show involve exploring any textures, and if so please specify – The sofa has a soft removable throw, and there are soft pillows that people are welcome to touch if they like.
Are balloons used? – No
Do any of the characters in your show express anger? – In one of the sound pieces.
(Photo credit: Hugh Pryor, photo of Naomi Morris’ #NUNO performance research residency)