Fierce has long been a member of the Live Art UK network and had the opportunity recently to talk about our work alongside our respected peers in ‘In Time: A Collection of Live Art Case Studies’.
Our Executive Producer, Kevin Isaacs talks about our work and Audiences. Kevin talks eloquently around the following subjects: challenges of engagement; artist/audience relationships; the media; site – citing works such as ‘The Great Swallow’ by Benjamin Verdonck and ‘Name in Lights’ by Joshua Sofaer; the importance of education programmes; partnerships; and venue programmes.
Kevin concludes with a statement which I think we all agree with about why we choose to work within the sector:
“Finally, it’s our job as curators, marketers, producers and venue managers to inspire our audiences, and we wouldn’t be working in the field of Live Art if it wasn’t fun, would we? Thinking a bit left-field, being brave and a bit risky, is what makes the job fun, and seeing the audience getting a great experience that they’ll remember for many a year has to be the perfect payback.”
In Time also features case studies from Lyn Gardner, Sonia Dyer, Artsadmin, Live Art Development Agency, The Bluecoat, New Work Network, Colchester Arts Centre, Chapter Arts Centre and Arnolfini. It is a definite ‘must read’ for all those interested in Live Art or the work of organisations like us.