Scratch The Sky took place in the Turner Contemporary, with work inspired by their current exhibition, Joachim Koester: The Other Side Of The Sky. Performances from 2pm across the gallery, with the opportunity to feedback to the artists from 4pm.
The event took place on the closing day of Joachim Koester: The Other Side Of The Sky. Entry was FREE.
What was shared? Read on....
Pablo Pakula: “...lines and lines and lines and lines...”
This piece was Pablo Pakula's second performance conceived for Turner Contemporary, and the third time he has shared work at Looping the Loop. “...lines and lines and lines and lines...” is a continuation of his ongoing exploration of the intricacies of our identities though a visual live art vocabulary. It is also a new beginning because it combines his passions for land art and performance. The piece draws a direct link between our geographical transience and our multilayered identities. In a deliberately absurdist fashion, Pablo attempts to complete the impossible task of mapping all the literal journeys he and his audience have made throughout their lives (starting with the walk from Margate's train station to Turner Contemporary). Where have your feet taken you so far? The primary material used was local chalk collected from Margate sands.
Brigitte Aphrodite & Quiet Boy: Parakeete
A 10 minute scratch of a poetical music piece inspired by the bright green Parakeets often seen around Thanet and the South East.
Brigitte Aphrodite is a Punk Poet, Musician, Writer, Theatre Maker and Feminist Showgirl. Quiet Boy aka GARETH TOMLINSON is a Performer, Songwriter, Musical Director and Theatre Composer.
Scratching new work, following Brett-Bailey's critically acclaimed show: This Is How We Die.
Christopher Brett Bailey is a theatre-maker, performer and musician based in London, UK. He is a Collaborator & Associate Artist of theatre / performance company Made In China.
Colour Connects: The Obscurity of Others
Jemma Morgan & Sane Andrews
Colour Connects is Jemma Morgan and Sane Andrews, two Artists and Occupational Therapists in Thanet who are using Art as a medium for change. Working with textiles they explore the links between creativity, mindfulness practice and wellbeing.
The Obscurity of Others will engage the audience in a psychedelic mindfulness exercise in front of a back drop of knitted neurons, demonstrating the link between creative pursuits, neural networks and the power of meditation to change the very structure of the brain. The knitted neurons will be made by workshop participants prior to the meditation exercise.
Wigmore / Ashcroft: Beep Test
Scourge of the unfit, enemy of the slow-moving - Wigmore/Ashcroft present a journey from Point A to Point A, via cyclical thoughts and failure.
Wigmore/Ashcroft are Rebecca Wigmore and Lee Ashcroft, writers and performers from Margate and Colchester respectively. Their solo work has dealt with physical and emotional discomfort, mental illness, and lip-syncing to dozens of pop songs.
Harriet Parker Beldeau: Cling to the Scaffolding
An ode to order amongst a Holy mess
Choreographed and Performed by Harriet Parker-Beldeau
The 2nd movement of 'Cling to the Scaffolding': A solo work exploring chaotic order amongst the debris of life. Containing empty frustrations and full expectations. Premiered at The Gulbenkian, Canterbury at Kent Dance Network Scratch night May 2015 and further developed for The Brighton Fringe festival for Swallowsfeet's Collections May 2015. With suicidal sprints, fragility and grit, Cling to the Scaffolding shares an insight into loss, mourning and fantasy.
Harriet is a performer, dance maker and teacher, based in Margate. She is currently researching, creating and performing this solo work.
Dom Channing & Christian Stavri: Desc
Beneath the projected backdrop of psychedelic mantids, Desc will conjure up sounds inspired by their surroundings within the last day of the Joachim Koester exhibition and improvise a soundscape around Joachim's themes; trance-like states, meditative ideas lost in time, and other-worldly communications from beyond the other side of the sky.
Dom Channing and Christian Stavri are the core of the ever changing improvisational band 'Desc'. Hailing from Thanet, this band has been confusing audiences for over a decade with their one-off performances of on-the-fly compositions and sound art.
Carlos Maria Romero & Ted Rogers: Vogue-Chi
Vogue-Chi mixes movement and lifestyle elements of both Voguing -a dance style based on fashion poses- and Tai Chi to create a dynamic, self-affirming, meditative practice. Fully find new versions of yourself whilst exploring gender, unconventional beauty and shameless self indulgence in a loving and safe environment. Initially developed for people aged 50+, this open session now offers for the first time a welcome to everyone.
Thank you if you came along and gave feedback on the day - we'd also welcome any additional comments or suggestions you'd like to make about any of the events in season six of Looping the Loop or future Looping the Loop events. Feel free to comment below or you can always email us firstname.lastname@example.org