Visiting Practitioners Series: Louise Ashcroft
Thursday 8 November | London College of Communication (Lecture Theatre A)
2pm – 4pm | Open to all
[non UAL student/staff please email email@example.com to book a place]
Recognising the power of small acts of resistance, Louise Ashcroft wanders through the world noticing, collecting, subverting and adding things to the environments she encounters. Through this process she creates situations and stories, which are re-presented as spoken word performance, video and sculpture. A conceptual magpie, Ashcroft re-programmes existing systems (particularly in urban environments) through her playful direct actions, to conjure real-world narratives combining politics, philosophy and comedy. For Ashcroft, humour is philosophy at its most precise and nonsense protects us from passivity by provoking interpretation. Louise works with writing, live performance, video and sculpture. She also curates, teaches and makes things happen.
CRiSAP and the Sound Arts Department at LCC co-run a Visiting Practitioners Series of weekly talks at the college, exploring the diverse field of sound arts practice. Each term member of Sound Arts staff curates the series of talks, inviting a number of sound practitioners to share their work.