Action Space Inflatable

Action Space Spiral Inflatable. 1978

14 Oct - 15 Oct 2015

11am to 7.30pm

Join us for an exciting programme of events held inside a large inflatable structure installed at Chelsea College of Arts. The inflatable is a re-versioning of pneumatic structures built by Action Space in the late 1960s and early ‘70s. Over two days, members from Action Space, Inter-Action, Artist Placement Group (APG) and others, will explore the relevance of community arts programmes of the ‘70s and ‘80s to contemporary artistic practices. 
 
Through workshops, performance, a walking tour, film screenings and discussion, this event will open up questions about art as a democratic tool, educational medium and instigator of social change. 
 
 

DAY 1: Wednesday, 14 October 2015 

 
11.00 – 13.00Interior and Spatial Design Workshop:  Brutalism: a space for action / action for a space? (CCW students only, closed to the public)
13.30 – 14.30Inter-Action Trust Games Method Session – an introduction to non-hierarchical group participation. Mo Throp. 
Booking essential.
15.00 – 16.00The Folds of Time – a performative lectureKen Turner. Booking recommended.
16.00 – 17.00Archival screenings: Action Space, Artist Placement Group (APG) & Inter-Action Trust. 
No booking necessary.
17.30 – 18.30Panel DiscussionSocially engaged practices of the 1970s and their relevance today: Chaired by Marsha Bradfield, with Joshua Y’Barbo, James Lander, Barbara Steveni,  Mo Throp and Ken Turner.
Booking recommended
18.30 – 19.30Drinks reception
 
 
DAY 2: Thursday, 15 October 2015 

 
11.00 – 13.00Walking Tour: led by Barbara Steveni (APG) with Jo Melvin.
Booking essential.
12.00 – 13.30Archival screenings: Action Space, Artist Placement Group (APG) & Inter-Action Trust. 
No booking necessary.
14.00  –  14.30Semi Colona participatory sound performance by Mohammad Namazi (CCW PhD students only, closed to the public)
15.00 – 16.30Art Riots WorkshopDavid Goldenberg on his contribution to the 2nd Bodrum International Biennial 
(CCW PhD students only, closed to the public)
16.45 – 17.45*In-Conversation: On Not Knowing as PedagogyBarbara Steveni, Jo Melvin and Brian Chalkley. 
Booking recommended.
18.00 – 19.00Drinks reception
 
 
*There was a slight time change to the In-Conversation: On Not Knowing as Pedagogy which is now due to start at 4.45pm instead of 5pm.

The Action Space Inflatable structure has been specially commissioned as part of an experimental film project by filmmaker, Huw Wahl. This two-day event marks the first stage of the UK tour of the Inflatable and is presented by CCW Graduate School as part of Chelsea College of Arts’ celebration of ten years of creative activity at Millbank.