OBJECTS, BODIES, SHAPES AND EXCHANGE
CCA Derry~Londonderry is delighted to announce the new School's Programme Project OBJECTS, BODIES, SHAPES AND EXCHANGE.
Artist Priya Mistry has designed a workshop for Primary 4 children in Sion Mills Primary School and Strabane Primary School. Priya shares ideas, process and a way of thinking. You can hear Priya speaking about this in the video below.
Using a range of selected materials including Pom Poms, Hula Hoops, space blankets and fabrics, children will complete a series of playful tasks. Including thinking of their bodies as shapes, volumes and lines. There will be movement and action as children make shapes and move around the space. Each school will complete the workshop on the same day, the action documented, printed out and sent to the other school to create an exchange and to see how each school responds to the tasks. This workshop follows Priya's residency at CCA in 2021 The Labbody Workshop: Tools, Folds, Rolls & Frames.
Supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Derry City & Strabane District Council.
Priya is Associate Artist with In Good Company consortium, New Art Exchange , Artist Member at East Side Projects and Chisenhale Dance Space and Quarter Master for Artistic Mutiny. Recently Mistry was a recipient of DYCP (Developing Your Own Creative Practice) Grant from ACE and in 2020 partnered with Critical Path (AUS) to design research, collaboration laboratories in Movement and exchange in Sydney and Melbourne. Currently the National Justice Museum has commissioned Mistry to make a new, original film work on the theme of Power, to be exhibited March 2021. In 2021 Mistry is Resident Commissioned Artist with CCA Derry~Londonderry, N.I. and Research Residency Artist with Newbridge Project Newcastle.She has performed and devised in Rita Evans’s Instrument Sculptures, Florence Peake’s Remake, Lucy Suggat’ Swarm Sculptures and Marissa Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman, Emma Kirkland and Keir Cooper’s Don Quiojte, New Art Club, Micheal Pinchbeck, Pacitti Company among others. Priya teamed with Mentor Bryony Kimmings, Associate Director Joseph Mercier of Panic Lab to create her show Musical Mental Health Cabaret.