Articulture and the Wales Outdoor Arts Consortium are excited to announce the creation and touring of three new outdoor art works for Open Out 2021.
The selection by the Consortium came after over fifty artists and producers across Wales responded to the Open Out call, contacting Articulture to talk about and develop new ideas for working outdoors this Summer.
The three new outdoor art works are –
‘Afanc’- A tri-lingual physical theatre performance, with comedic elements, that draws on issues related to environmental eco-crisis by Tiago Gambogi & Maggi Swallow (f.a.b. – The Detonators)
‘Alter Ego’ (working title) – A physical theatre and circus collaboration with disability artist Leyton John and Splatch Arts. A comedic visual display of Leyton’s alter ego’s that re-enact his ‘real’ feelings towards disempowering comments on disability. A family friendly visual spectacle with a whiplash motive.
‘Qwerin’ – A contemporary dance and folk work by Osian Meilir that gives commentary on the concept of queerness and Welshness in the form of Contemporary Folk Dance – a Welsh celebration of culture, identity and community.
The Wales Outdoor Arts Consortium is a group of twelve venues and festivals right across Wales that want to support more work happening outdoors, for their audiences to take part in and enjoy.
Rosie from Articulture said –
It’s been an exciting era here at Articulture as we see creatives here in Wales make a notable shift to working in public space, many of whom considering working outdoors for the first time. There has been a new depth to ideas and themes, and a richer dialogue as we continue to ‘open out’ and learn together how to support creative voices currently under-represented taking centre stage.
Sioned Edwards from the National Eisteddfod of Wales said –
It’s a pleasure to work with Articulture and the others partners as part of the Consortium. This project is a great way to support and develop artists who wish to create work in the outdoors. Artists from all parts of Wales, working across many artforms. It’s so important for organisations to work together to provide opportunities for artists, and we look forward to seeing the commissioned performances.
Stay tuned for updates on Articulture’s social media as we announce upcoming tour dates for this new work across Wales this Summer #OpenOut2021.
Open Out is supported by the Consortium, Articulture and the Arts Council of Wales.