12.12.2020 – 31.01.2021
OFFSHORE is a performance company and a practical philosophy school for embodied knowledge, that enables EVERYONE (some of whom will have met before, some of whom will not have met) to maintain a state of rehearsal, over a number of days, in public.
OFFSHORE was born in Europe in 2017 via Corpus — an international network for commissioning performance-related work, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. OFFSHORE developed further in 2018, via the Stanley Picker Fellowship at Kingston University, in collaboration with The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) and has been unfolding since, as a transdisciplinary, pan-European entity at the Playground Festival (STUK arts centre and M Museum), Leuven; Bulegoa z/b, Bilbao; NTU CCA Singapore, Singapore; Centre National de la Danse, Paris; Swiss Institute, New York; Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich and the David Roberts Foundation, London. OFFSHORE was founded by Cally Spooner and her role in the company continues today as THE LEGIBILITY COORDINATOR and LECTURER.
For OFFSHORE IN VENICE, OFFSHORE has transmutated into a ten-week embodied knowledge philosophy class for students at the IUAV University of Venice (IUAV). This has unfolded as a ten-week, thirty person performance which has grappled with waiting, not knowing, limbo, disembodiment, embodiment, anatomical studies, collaboration and solidarity to ask: how might we be IN COMPANY, through 2020 and beyond?
The OFFSHORE IN VENICE ARCHIVE is hosted here, on the SHED, accumulating from the 12th of December, 2020 to the 31st of January, 2021.
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