CRATE Projects

Collaborative Research Group: ASIMOVIAN STUDIES WORKSHOP

Open at Crate: 26 - 29 January 2015
Event: 30 January 2015. Warpole Bay Hotel, Margate

Epistemology, art, cooperation, methods of production, society, law,economics, with Inter Regional partners ESADHaR and UCA.

During the week 26-30 January CRATE will be open to visitors who wish to cooperate and contribute to the workshop and material being produced.        

Referring to the creative methods of science fiction author Isaac Asimov,Asimovian Studies is a workshop for students of ESADHaR and UCA on scientific and technological speculation.

The purpose of this workshop is to allow the participants to imagine the future through technical, social and intellectual speculation. Inspiration and research material will range through the practices of the Palo Alto technologists, science fiction writers Isaac Asmimov, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Philip K Dick, J G Ballard, futurologist Raymond Kurzweil, artists from the Black Mountains College, etc.

Examples for possible study:
The impact of anti-gravity on the mobile unit. 
A laser-fusion power plant is possible
Teleportation is possible
Re-imagining rural landscapes and infrastructures

Image: taken from http://thenextweb.com

OPEN CALL Work and Art: How artists make a living (working title)

                   

Work and Art: How artists make a living is a symposium questioning and examining the multiple ways in which artists, curators and writers sustain themselves economically. Very few artists work solely as artists and this symposium will focus on the variety of ways in which artists supplement their incomes, looking at the relationship between economic activity and creative output. The symposium provides a space for considering the backstage aspects of being an artist/arts practitioner, considering the various ways in which artists earn money or labour (as non-artists) to support their artistic careers, and what it means for artists to occupy these multiple roles in society. The event is organised by Collaborative Research Group, a post-academic programme supported by CRATE Studio and Project Space in Margate and University for the Creative Arts Canterbury, focusing on the practicalities and pluralities of contemporary visual arts practice.

Collaborative Research Group are seeking contributions for the symposium in the form of papers, presentations, art-works, videos/screenings, demonstrations, workshops, performances and interventions that address the practical, ethical, social and/or political dimensions of different strategies currently used by arts practitioners to make money. We are seeking contributions from artists, curators, directors, writers, researchers, organisers, tutors, teachers and other people involved in contemporary visual art. Whether you make a living working in the arts or elsewhere, we’d like to hear from you...

We are looking for a range of challenging and creative responses, which sample the breadth of current artistic economic activity, and which suggest innovative approaches to the question of how to survive as an arts practitioner. We welcome ideas which make use of both the Cragg Lecture Theatre space at UCA, as well as other potential spaces in the university (such as studios, canteen, library). We will also be running a lunchtime marketplace, where participants will be offered a free pitch in order to sell/trade their goods. This applies to those people who already do this in order to make a living, and the things you sell to be considered NOT your main artistic practice.

The symposium will be a full-day event on Thursday 26th March 2015 at UCA in Canterbury. You will be paid for your contribution to the symposium if selected. This will be decided upon when we know how many contributors will be taking part. If you are awarded a free pitch in the lunchtime marketplace, you will not be offered a fee for your contribution. Return travel to Canterbury will be reimbursed for all contributors. More information on Collaborative Research Group and our programme can be found at: http://www.collaborativeresearchgroup.co.uk

APPLY To apply, please send us a single word or pdf document containing the following information: 1. Your name 2. Info (are you a Postgraduate Student, Curator, Artist, Lecturer etc) 3. Contact information (email, phone number) 4. Title of proposed contribution (if applicable) 5. Your abstract/proposal/outline (250 words maximum). Please indicate clearly the format (i.e. performance, paper, demonstration etc), timings, and technical requirements as part of this. 6. A 150 word bio. 7. Supporting information (web links/up to 3 embedded images.)

Please email this to crgsymposium@gmail.com by 5pm on Friday 23rd January 2015 with subject heading SYMPOSIUM. If you are interested in getting hold of a free pitch at our lunchtime marketplace, please title your email PITCH. Contributions for the symposium will be selected by Collaborative Research Group. We will notify applicants of our decisions by early February 2015 at the latest.

This project is funded by European Inter-regional Culture-led Regeneration and Kent County Council, with support from CRATE Studio and Project Space and University for the Creative Arts.

Jeremy Deller & Fraser Muggeridge: ENGLISH MAGIC REMIX

Exhibition opening party: 10th October 2014. 6pm-9pm 
Open: 12 - 5pm, Friday - Sunday. 10 October 2014 - 11 January 2015

CRATE is delighted to announce the opening of a collaborative show of new works by Jeremy Deller and Fraser Muggeridge.

Taking elements from Deller’s English Magic exhibition, English Magic Re-Mix is a selection of new and re-worked imagery. Conceived originally as being a celebratory way to mark the end of a touring show, English Magic Re-Mix acts as the naughty offspring of the original.

The exterior of the CRATE building (a former printworks behind Margate High Street) will be transformed with posters and viewable at all times throughout the duration of the show. English Magic Re-Mix will run concurrently with the final showcase of English Magic at Turner Contemporary, Margate (11 October 2014-11January 2015).

Two prints will be for sale in an edition of 300 at the exhibition. 

Read curator Charley Vines in conversation ith Jeremy Deller and Fraser Muggeridge here

jeremydeller.org
pleasedonotbend.co.uk

Bilton Square Micro Beer Fest Sept 6th

CRATE's Collaborative Research Group have teamed up with The Harbour Arms, Pete's Fish Factory, The Tudor House and RG Scott Furniture Mart to bring a micro beer festival to Bilton Square, Margate.

The Beer Fest is a one day event held in Bilton Square, Margate, on the 6th September 2014, and will be situated beside and supported by Crate and Limbo, whilst working as part of Turner Contemporarys’ 'Summer of Colour' and Margate's 'Big Busk'.

Margate and the rest of the Isle of Thanet has a rich history in the production of malt and barley,which would be exported both to London and the European Low Countries between the 16th and 18th century. As a pre-empt to the possible re-opening of a 16th century malt-house in Margate, the Beer Fest aims to celebrate this former provision from the Isle, whilst also providing the space in which to acknowledge the surge in popularity of ale consumption, and more broadly, the space that surrounds alcohol consumption.

There will also be an artist film preview, showing selected films chosen by Collaborative Research Group, on 5th September 2014
which is due to be held at The Tudor House in Margate.

The event is the last ‘First Friday’ event of the Summer of Colour, a Turner Contemporary initiative to promote the celebration of Mondrian and the collaboration between organisations in Margate and Thanet.

It will also be happening alongside The Margate Big Busk which sees a day of busking and street performance throughout Margate, based at various sites and venues, one of which will be Bilton Square.

‘Charley Thomas’ 2-18 May 2014

‘Charley Thomas’ is the result of free conversation between two artists, Charley Vines and Thomas Langley. The work flirts with a language articulated through material, pictorial and spatial exploration. Motif and gesture provide the framework, for objects nearing on the absurd. One is in training One is in between Now there is a show.

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH GROUP? opening fri 28th feb

Collaborative Research Group (CRG) is an 18-month programme, which brings together six arts practitioners who are interested in collaborative working and the pluralities of contemporary visual arts practice. Functioning as both a complimentary and alternative form of higher arts education, CRG operates through an open and discursive approach to research-led working. CRG is made up of Áine Belton, Dom Elsner, Louisa Love, Alex Parry, Trish Scott and Charley Vines. It is founded and co-ordinated by artist and curator Toby Huddlestone. For more information at www.collaborativeresearchgroup.co.uk

Charley Vines - Cheap Thrills - Opening Friday 31st Jan

PREVIEW: FRI 31 JAN. 18:00 – 20:00 There is something rewarding in existing, and producing, cheaply. Everybody loves a bargain. Using site as subject, Cheap Thrills come out of the repetitions, observations and habits of the studio and its locale. Both pedestrian and familiar, a study of these day-to-day rhythms also presents the opportunity to see the minutia, perhaps even the exotic. The paintings show attempts to refine and reduce, refine and expand.They are frustrated and indulgent – a little playful. Experimental objects suggest tongue-in-cheek value. Spinning disco-teeth, dancing boots - they activate the paintings, reminding them to reject the constraints of their medium. Cheap Thrills is an exercise in the processes leading towards an exhibition. The processes of experiencing and deconstructing the subject. The processes of painting towards an end.

Halloween at CRATE 31st Oct 2013

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The Birds. Alfred Hitchcock

CRATE/CRG HALLOWEEN 4D CINEMA EXPERIENCE

Join us this Halloween for a cinema experience like no other. We present the best in
SMELL-o-vision, FEEL-o-vision, SMOKE-o-vision, PROJECT-o-vision

Scared of the monsterous murder gulls that stalk the streets of Margate with bloodied beaks and eyes of death? ......after this evening you will be.

Screening: 31st October. 8pm (Free)
Followed by drinks and scary sushi. Fancy dress optional but recommended.

For further information on the programme contact CRATE Curator Sacha Waldron:
sacha@cratespace.co.uk

CRG is Crate's Collaborative Research Group, an alternative internship programme developed with UCA.
www.collaborativeresearchgroup.co.uk

Paintings in Conversation - Aug 2013

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CRATE studio holder Charley Vines spent a week using the project space to test out ideas and experiment with new ways to show her paintings.

An informal discussion event, Paintings in Conversation, took place on Sunday 18th August at 17.30 and was a continuation of a series of informal conversations between the studio holders and members of CRATE and LIMBO.

For more information: www.charleyvines.com

Come As You Go April 2013

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Preview April 26th, 6 – 9pm
Live Skype performance from Dublin at 6.45pm
Open April 27th 12-5pm
Curated by Áine Belton

Featuring:
Conor Mary Foy, Vincci Huang, Louisa Love, Steven Maybury, Emrys Plant,
Holly Skinner, Clare Smith, Charley Vines and Jennifer Wright

Come As You Go is an exhibition about the use of space and materials inspired by geographical and temporal displacement. It is an open dialogue between the curator, artists and most importantly the audience. The title is recognition of how changes can take place, subtly overlapping and blending in with each other. It is about knowing and being able to recognize the many developments that circulate in daily life. At the center of each of these works is a sense of awareness of environment seen through materials and installation. Crate acts as a host site for these works that are comfortably unhinged. Come As You Go is about ideas, spaces and people in flux.

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