Islands and Continents Masterclass

By hancock & kelly
Workshops and Learning , Artist Development
Saturday 23 November 2019

Exploring their experiences of working in Europe and beyond, and diverse modes of sharing on different continents they will offer an open session for East Midland practitioners.

This event begins with a 12:30pm lunch followed by a 2pm start of the workshop (unless you let us know, we will assume if you book a ticket for the 2pm workshop you will be attending the lunch at 12.30pm, please email to let us know if you have any dietary requirements. 

hancock & kelly is the collaborative project of artists Richard Hancock and Traci Kelly. Since 2001, they have collaborated on a series of works questioning and provoking the gaps between subjects.

Through an internationally acclaimed body of work spanning performance, choreography, video, photography, installation, and text, they have continually asked questions of where the limits of the body may be drawn, and separated from the knowledge and questions with which they are enmeshed.

Issues of materiality, value, and embodied knowledge have been pivotal to the complex critical and aesthetic dialogues they undertake. Their practice moves fluidly between 'live' and 'object-based' work, and the resulting pieces have been a series of visceral and queer encounters, both moving and spectacular.

hancock & kelly have performed and exhibited at venues and events such as the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Russia (2015), the National Review of Live Art, UK (2005, 2007, 2009), the SPILL festival, UK (2007), Performance Space, Australia (2007), Museu de Évora, Portugal (2009), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Germany (2010) and Chicago Cultural Center, USA (2019).