Day #1: LIVING WAGE / THE CAMPAIGN BEGINS HERE
Led by: Magda Fabianczyk (Artists Union England), Rosalie Schweiker
The first day of school will investigate the process of campaign production, exploring how to bring action to life. Whilst addressing practical questions of form and content the day will also focus on Eastside Projects policy commitment to pay a minimum of the real living wage to all employees. Touching on issues of precarious labour and exploitation the day will actively look at how individuals have the power to make changes.
Class One: 32,204,124, Rosalie Schweiker
The day begins with an introduction to voting systems (how we vote), electoral franchise (who can vote) and what cultural workers can do to influence both. The class will start by exploring why we vote in a primary school or church and not in a dedicated building. We will then look at petitions relating to voting (perhaps starting your own) and learn more about relevant campaigns, such as Make Votes Matter.
Bring some recycled craft materials, such as yoghurt pots, loo rolls or small cardboard boxes.
32,204,124 is the number of votes cast in the 2017 general election (estimated UK population is 66,268,303)
Rosalie Schweiker (b. 1985, South Germany. Lives and works in London.) Rosalie Schweiker develops low-key infrastructures and uses social exchanges, such as conversations, economic transactions and jokes to position art in everyday life. Most of her work is self-funded and realised in collaborations which are often built on long- term friendships. Recent projects include ‘Education – finding an alternative’ Art Licks weekend, London (2016); ‘Britain Is Not An Island’ organised together with Kathrin Böhm (2016); ‘tarot readings only 10CHF’, Manifesta 11 Parallel event (2016)’; ‘DD+’ Bielefeld, Germany (2016); ‘Accompaniment’ in collaboration with Rudy Loewe, New York (2015); ’Sleep with a Curator’ hosted at The Showroom, London, Kunsthalle, Zurich and Eastside Projects, Birmingham as part of FIERCE festival (2014– 2015).
Class two invites you to create hypothetical characters influenced by your own experiences of inequality. Influenced by campaign material from the Artists Union England, and the campaign for fair pay, the masterclass will actively explore how we can influence change. Collectively we will work together to develop a micro-play inspired by techniques from the Theatre of the Oppressed. The project has been developed in collaboration with Ioli Tzanetaki.
Magda Fabianczyk is an artist, mediator and community researcher interested in exploring conflicts related to the misunderstanding of social and cultural behaviours through collaborative artistic practices. She often works in collaborations, such as We Hybrids, a collaborative project she runs with Ioli Tzanetaki, and is a member of Artists Union England. She has participated in exhibitions at The Museum of Romani Culture, Bruno; Studio Voltaire, London; Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India; Mile End Art Pavilion, London. In 2015 she participated in a residency at Fierce Festival in Birmingham and in 2017 she graduated with, MA Art and Politics from Goldsmiths, London.
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