An urban beach under a flyover, a
pop-up art school, and five Mexicans soaring through the air like
birds. There are just a few of the wonders from last
year's InTRANSIT Festival.
Each summer, InTRANSIT provides
exciting avenues for people of all ages to explore and
enjoy creative experimentation and new artistic collaborations
in places and spaces across Kensington and Chelsea.
Over ten dazzling days in June,
artists present wondrous interpretations of each year's theme: from
2015 this was “Utopias And Realities", or Paradise On Earth; and
the 2016 theme has just been announced as ‘Strange
Bedfellows: The Attraction of Opposites’.
The programme is curated to provide invaluable opportunities for
emerging talent, but also to develop new collaborations with
established artists from Britain and abroad. InTRANSIT 2016 runs
from Friday 17 to Sunday 26 June.
InTRANSIT 2014 and 2015 were curated by production and design
team O'Neill/Ross, experienced producers of site-based work,
working closely with artists to bring the streets and less-familiar
spaces of Kensington and Chelsea alive each summer. Helen Scarlett
O’Neill and Harry Ross were the design and production team behind
Secret Cinema between 2010 and 2013. They also devised the London
Contemporary Orchestra’s RPS-nominated immersive concert series
Imagined Occasions and are the duo behind Fruit for the Apocalypse
and Surrealist Taxi.
InTRANSIT Festival is funded and
coordinated by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Arts and
Culture Service and was launched in 2007 to encourage artists and
organisations to make art and performance outside of traditional
exhibition spaces. Now in its tenth year, the festival presents an
ever expanding stable of emerging and established artists from
Britain and abroad to bring the streets and hidden spaces of
Kensington and Chelsea alive each summer.