In this NEUROLIVE Salon, artist Jo Fong shares current thoughts and questions about liveness in relation to Ways of Being Together — an ongoing series of workshops, conversations and performances centred around the idea of Belonging. Its most recent iteration is a shared two-week residency at Artsadmin’s Toynbee Studios, which will be in full swing at the time of this Salon. Jo, and artists participating in the residency, will be in conversation with Matthias Sperling (Artistic Director of NEUROLIVE) and Guido Orgs (Scientific Director of NEUROLIVE).
NEUROLIVE Salons are a series of occasional conversations exploring artistic questions and perspectives around the 5-year NEUROLIVE research project. Each Salon invites one or more guest artists to open up conversations on different ways of understanding liveness and its investigation, and welcomes anyone interested in the artistic aspects of the NEUROLIVE project to attend and join the conversation.
NEUROLIVE has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 864420 – Neurolive)
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Jo lives in Wales and her creative work reflects the need in these times for people to come together. Her artistic practice is an evolving, collaborative approach which puts ideas around belonging or forming community in the forefront. Recent performances and events; Ways of Being Together, Neither Here Nor There, To Tell You the Truth, Our Land, What Will People Need? Nettles: How to Disagree? and The Sun’s Come Out created in collaboration with artist Sonia Hughes. Marathon of Intimacies with artist Anushiye Yarnell and The Rest of Our Lives with clown and circus maker George Orange.
In February, Ways of Being Together will be fourteen artists and their guests in a shared two-week residency at Toynbee Hall. It’s about space and time to reconnect, repair, replenish and explore performance making and co-creation. The annual convergence is layered centring learning, support, coming out and actioning change. Jo is a Creative Associate with the Wales Millennium Centre.