What role can live performance play in starting conversations, or even building new communities? What might heritage mean? Is theatre still useful in our digital age? What about those artists that undertake radical experiments in their practices, that strive to take risks, and grapple with the really big stuff of our age? Can complicated questions be asked, or answered, in ways that are accessible? Our thoughts are that it’s more useful to share the discussion than merely tell you what we think.
Across the past 2 years Pacitti Company have made, curated and presented a rolling series of public events at its Ipswich Think Tank building. These have included salons and talks, themed feasts, film screenings, classes, surgeries, exhibitions and more.
This new publication brings together writing and thinking around these events. It highlights various artistic ways of working shared by participants, and philosophical principles that have been put at stake by invited guests and also members of the public. It also functions as a hands-on workbook, offering writing exercises and other experiments for you to try yourself, plus useful links to other sources of related information.
This book of texts and creative exercises is for artists, students, researchers, archivists and policy makers. Welcome to the Think Tank Workbook.
Containing contributions from:
Robert Pacitti, John Bowers, Lucy Walker, Deveril, Johanna Linsley, Simon Poulter, Reynir Hutber, Giovanna Maria Casetta, Katy Baird, Lucy Hutson, jamie lewis hadley, Martin O’Brien, Lauren Barri Holstein, Brendan Keaney, Luke Pell, Jo Bannon, Diana Taylor, Season Butler, Julia Bardsley, and Mehmet Sander.
Pacitti Company & Live Art UK. 152 pages, 19 x 25cm, ring-bound paperback.
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