Black Hole Club Workshop

Performance as a Tool Performance as Research

Harold Offeh

27 July 2019, 12:00 - 17:00

This workshop asks “What’s your problem?”

What are the urgent concerns and questions within your practice? How do we find ways to articulate these? What is the role of the body and subjective experiences in shaping our understandings of histories and situations? Harold will pose the following questions, how can using the body, creating situations and constructing experiences help our understanding of key questions? How can the learning that results feed into our practice and help shape concepts and themes within our practice?

Activities will be focused around discussions and screenings led by UK artist Harold Offeh. Who will introduce artists to a variety of approaches to contemporary performance and participation. The workshop is not only designed for performance artists, but is aimed at allowing ALL artists working in any medium to think about the role of performance, actions and audiences play in their work and research. Identifying the contemporary concerns of the artists in the group by using performance as a primary research tool.

Harold Offeh is an artist working in a range of media including performance, video, photography, learning and social arts practice. Offeh, often employs humour as a means to confront the viewer with historical narratives and contemporary culture and is interested in the space created by the inhabiting or embodying of history. He has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally including Tate Britain and Modern, Studio Museum Harlem, South London Gallery, MAC VAL, Kulturhusset Stockholm and Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Denmark.

In 2019, he will be artist in residence at the Contemporary Art Centre, Art Tower Mito, Japan and have a solo exhibition at Turf gallery in London. He studied Critical Fine Art Practice at The University of Brighton and MA Fine Art Photography at the Royal College of Art. He lives in Cambridge and works in London and Leeds, UK where he is currently a Reader in Fine Art at Leeds Beckett University and visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art, London.

Image: Selfie Choreography, Fargfarbricken. Courtesy the artist

£10/£5 Unwaged, tickets available here