5x5x5 is delivered by The Arts Institute and The Box partnership and supported by Arts Council England.
31 October: On the impossibility of perpetual motion,Kat Lyons, spoken word
1 November: Nothing Begets Nothing,Tjawangwa Dema, writing and audio
2 November: Everything, nothing, and more,Louisa Adjoa Parker, writing
2 November: Contested heritage: statues and public memorialisation, Anna Somner, research podcast
3 November: How We Remember: Memory Studies, Monuments, and Black Lives Matter, Dr Arun Sood, research podcast
4 November: Not Trending Anymore, Beyond Face, performance
5 November: Viral Revolution: re-thinking art in the age of the coronavirus, Manick Govinda, writing
6 November: Dementia: a change is gonna come,Professor Sube Banerjee, research podcast
7 November: Ethno – Constitutionals: A collaboration between Monica-Shanta and Helen Snell,visual arts
8 November: The Museum is a Campfire, George Vasey, writing
9 November: Gypsies and Travellers: Myths and Realities, Dr Zoë James, research podcast
10 November: Drift | Hum, Andy Cluer, spoken word
11 November: The Underside of Time, Laura Denning, film
12 November: Compassion in the Community, Dr Alex Cahill, research podcast
12 November: Down-to-Earth - Live Theatre on a Socially Distant Planet, Daniel Jamieson, writing
13 November: Lighten Up Mate, Kane John Mills, performance
5x5x5 does not shy away from tackling the difficult questions that are bubbling at the surface, and instead seeks to provide insight into issues that have been amplified in the current crisis, including: historical memory, social injustice, the Black Lives Matter movement, and caring for the vulnerable and the marginalised.
"As part of the Legacies and Futures season we invited five writers and five researchers to respond to the provocation “Everything is changing. Nothing has changed. Change is coming.” Their work is presented as part of the 5x5x5 series alongside the artwork of five artists commissioned through The Arts Institute Covid-19 art fund*.
The series takes stock of this tumultuous time as we are living it through it now, bringing together voices working across a range of art forms and disciplines including; health, law, history, visual arts, literature, music, film, theatre, poetry and spoken word, to ask what they would like to see change."
Dr Sarah Chapman, Director, The Arts Institute
Untitled (Bench) 2 by Narbi Price (2020). Watercolour on paper, A4, Private Collection, UK
Meet our contributors
31 October: Kat Lyons, poet
‘On the impossibility of perpetual motion’, spoken word, The Arts Institute Covid-19 commission
3 November: Dr Arun Sood, Lecturer in English
'How We Remember: Memory Studies, Monuments, and Black Lives Matter', research podcast
4 November: Beyond Face, performance company
'Not Trending Anymore', performance, The Arts Institute Covid-19 commission
6 November: Professor Sube Banerjee, Executive Dean, Faculty of Health
'Dementia: a change is gonna come', research podcast
7 November: Monica-Shanta and Helen Snell, collaborative artists
‘Ethno – Constitutionals’, visual arts, The Arts Institute Covid-19 commission
9 November: Dr Zoë James, Associate Professor in Criminology and Criminal Justice
'Gypsies and Travellers: Myths and Realities', research podcast
10 November: Andy Cluer, artist
'Drift | Hum', spoken word, The Arts Institute Covid-19 commission
11 November: Laura Denning, artist
'The Underside of Time', film, The Arts Institute Covid-19 commission
12 November: Dr Alex Cahill, Lecturer in Theatre and Performance
'Compassion in the Community', research podcast
13 November: Kane John Mills, dance/theatre artist
'Lighten Up Mate', performance, The Arts Institute Covid-19 commission
Our commitment to the safe enjoyment of the arts during the Covid-19 pandemic, means that this season's events are free for you to enjoy at home.
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