News: PUSH

Artists Geraldine Heaney and Hannah Venet reflect on opportunities to change our education system following the current crisis. Theatres, museums and galleries are all closed. Community centres have been repurposed to meet immediate survival needs. Hospitality is doing its best to survive on take-aways. Play parks are covered in red tape. Is it time to reimagine art and its role in education? Can we move beyond the traditional spaces ‘where art happens’ and into the community?

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Eoin McKenzie writes about how he feels being an artist in this current lockdown situation in Scotland. "I spoke with my old university class on Zoom, we all shared a sense that our work had evaporated in front of us. Of being brought to a halt. Here we are, a group of twenty-something-year-old artists rendered inert."

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Failure Lab artist Stine Strange Thue has written a performance text from thoughts that are bubbling still after the Lab. "DEAR LIGHT OF CALAMITIES HELP ME TO FAIL PLEASE JUST LET ME FAIL AND FALL SO AT LEAST I DO NOT FAIL AT BEING ABLE TO FAIL"

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Amalia Herrera took part in the Migration Lab in February 2018. Here she reflects on that experience and what a body means in this time of limited contact.

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Mairéad Folan is one of fifteen artists who have been selected to take part in the Different Bodies Lab in Norway in September 2020. Here she writes about her experience of being a disabled artists during this crisis and some of the more inclusive practice that has opened up possibilities for her.

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Shane O’Reilly (Gender Lab, January 2017 as part of PUSH) talks about the impact Covid-19 on physical interaction and intimacy.

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Read about the PUSH and PUSH+ artists programmed as part of the this year's krokusfestival as the connections between partners and artists continues to grow.

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Mamoru Iriguchi

13 June 2018PUSH

The Tallest, a new collaboration between two artists based in Scotland who attended PUSH labs......

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Lucy Gaizely

10 May 2018PUSH

Lucy Gaizely is making a new production exploring (over)protection with artists she met on the Lab.

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Hannah Venet from Scotland has developed an intervention she created as part of the (over)protection Lab, Group Hug, that premiered at the Opening Weekend of the Edinburgh International Children's Festival in May 2018.

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A new collaboration of three artists from Belgium and Denmark who are now working together to create a new interactive performance play around the topics of identity and protection.

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Amalia Herrera

30 April 2018PUSH

Amalia talks here about a new production she is making connected to the Migration theme she explored at The Ark in February 2018.

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Jonathan Lloyd

26 April 2018PUSH

Jonathan writes about The Arrival, a new production by Solar Bear that includes a collaboration with Niroshini Thambar who he met on the Migration Lab in Dublin.

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Mari Bø

26 April 2018PUSH

Mari Bø from Tromsø attended the Gender Lab In January 2017, read here about the significant shift in direction that happened when she returned to Norway.

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Rachael Macintyre

25 April 2018PUSH

Rachael Macintyre, Artistic Director of Jabuti Theatre, is making a new production called Paper Memories based on themes of migration alongside three fellow Migration Lab artists.

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Anna Newell

23 April 2018PUSH

Anna Newell met Emma Park at the Gender Lab in Edinburgh and talks here about collaborating with her on her new production LULLABUB.

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