Victoria & albert museum: an other world

victoria & albert museum: an other world

Where: The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria & Albert Museum, SW7

When: Saturday 27 June | 3pm to 4.30pm

Tickets: Booking Required | Tickets £7

Four artist groups appearing at InTRANSIT Festival 2015 perform extracts of their work and invite the audience to join in and contribute their hopes and dreams for the future. Informal, entertaining and thought provoking, the symposium will explore how letting go of your dreams might be the best way to keep them alive.

The symposium is produced by Neo Futurist Collective and continues a long-standing partnership with InTRANSIT festival that has commissioned both the premiere of “The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing”, a noise opera about gentrification at Trellick Tower in 2013 and “Revolution #10” in 2014, a public artwork about the importance of democracy, subsequently presented at the House of Commons, hosted by Caroline Lucas MP.

The organisers write: “Hosted by conceptual politician Giuseppe Marinetti, our sharing begins with a tale from Portobello where writer Natasha Langridge sets an intimate encounter with re-development and Occupy Democracy though the Memoirs Of A Tree. The Chelsea Arts Collective present excerpts from a multi-generational performance research project centred around the 100+ year-old housing association Affinity Sutton, which faces both opposition and support for its controversial redevelopment plans. In between all this The Working Party Theatre Company together with local performers become Fast Moving Consumables as they explore the future of employment in an age of ideological austerity.”

This event is part of All of This Belongs to You at the V&A.

About josEPh young

Joseph Young is a sound/performance artist, creator of two previous InTRANSIT commissions (The Ballad of Skinny Latest & Vintage Clothing, Revolution #10) and the founder of the Neo Futurist Collective. Recently performed at the House Of Commons, his current work explores issues around gentrification and democracy.


"At a time when Britain will be engaged in the democratic process of an election, the V&A will examine the role of public institutions in contemporary life and what it means to be responsible for a national collection. A series of specially commissioned interventions around the Museum will raise questions about the opportunities, obligations and limits to participation in this national institution. The exhibition will act as a laboratory for public life and explore the role of design and architecture in defining civic identity, technology, security, citizenship, democracy, the public realm and urban experience."

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