Our second Matters Arising conversation considers the nature of visibility in a time when image and access really counts.
What does it mean for an artist or their practice to be visible? What relationships to audiences do artists and organisations invite? How can we value practices or processes that are invisible, due to systemic factors or by choice? What are the differences between being given visibility, gaining visibility and inviting being seen? Who is important in the act of making other than the artist?
This discussion further addresses questions developing from our first Matters Arising discussion, Who are we?, using a Long Table discussion format. The 'Long Table' format allows everyone present equal permission and agency to shape the conversation. It was conceived by artist Lois Weaver; for more information visit www.split-britches.com/public-address-systems.
Matters Arising is a series of four discussion platforms over 2019 addressing pressing topics in the practices of contemporary dance, choreography and performance, convened by Siobhan Davies Dance and Independent Dance.