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14th December 2018 Jemma Green

Come Dig with Me — an installation

Image courtsey of Arts Admin — Passage for Par, Rosemary Lee (Groundwork 2018) Produced by Artsadmin and Dance Republic © Graham Gaunt

What is it about?

The themes of inclusion and audiences are not new. They are active and progressive. We want you to bring your critical thinking to the Symposium and to this installation. This is an exciting one-off activity where you can be co-curator. The installation will represent you or your organisation’s current position or thinking about the themes of the Inclusivity and Audiences Symposium.

What you need to bring

Explore your senses! You have seen the programme and may already have thoughts about how this relates to you and your organisation. You can bring an object, a drawing, a photo, a word, or something that is printed or hand drawn. Bring something in good faith, that can be included as part of this visual installation. We may be able to accomplish exploring our 5 senses excepting taste or sound, but if you have a simple solution that can be safely integrated into the temporary installation then be bold and bring it along (email Abby@a-m-a.co.uk to check this is okay).

How it will work 

Dig out words, pictures or objects from your organisation and help curate the installation. Bring your objects on the morning of the Symposium and contribute up until lunchtime when you and your fellow delegates will explore the installation. You are a Come Dig With Me co-curator – there is no judgement or, ”mine is better than yours,’’ element. Share your story by contributing an item/object/thing and let’s build something powerful.

The time, the place 

Be curious. The Symposium lunch will take place in the same area as the installation, you’ll have food for thought and discussion. This installation will provide stimulus during the Symposium and serve as a starting point for those (pre-booked) delegates attending the Symposium workshop on Day 2 (12 February), led by Raymond Bobgan and Raksha Dave.

What not to bring

The AMA does not take any responsibility for any loss or damage which might occur to your item or the installation. You are welcome to take your item home with you after at the end of the Symposium. After 5pm on 11 February, the installation will be dismantled.

Need some ideas? Check out our latest blog post What would you dig up? to see what our speakers and the AMA team would bring.

Raksha Dave | Field Archaeologist, Public Archaeologist and Broadcaster

Image courtesy of Raksha Dave © VoltageTV Channel 5