A brand new art debate series called ‘Art-Jacking’ is to be launched in Lincoln next month.
From October 7th, the Lincoln Art Programme will be inviting the city to debate the role of art in public environments and its past, present and future, particularly in the live art and performance area.
The first debate focuses on the questions “Live art asks us what it means to be here, now” and “When live art is presented in a public environment to an unsuspecting audience, does it alienate or empower the people and places it seeks to engage?”
The first debate will also feature guest speakers who are active in the art industry, including Hugh Dichmont (review editor of a-n.co.uk), Lois Keidan (Live Art Development Agency), Ana Benlloch (avatar performance art), Lawrence Bradby (artist and writer), and will be chaired by Lauara Eldret (Collectingliveart.com). The speakers will present their case in favour of empowerment or alienation, before opening it to the floor.
The Lincoln Art Programme, sponsored by the University of Lincoln, is also using Art-Jacking to explore Lincoln, visiting different locations and audiences across the city. The series will try to establish Lincoln as an innovative place for live art, as well as encouraging contemporary artists and organisations with their work.
The event will be held at the University’s Greestone Building on Lindum Hill, 1pm- 3pm. The event is free, but booking is advisable. For the chance to get involved, or for more information on the rest of the series, visit www.lincolnartprograme.co.uk.