International Creative Lab
An artistic online experiment between artists in Norfolk, UK and Brazil, Nicaragua, Greece,
Germany, Hong Kong & India
In direct response to the national and international lockdowns throughout 2020, Danny O'Hara produced The International Creative Lab: an online remote rehearsal room that connects 7 Norfolk multidisciplinary artists together with 7 artists around the globe. In direct response to the shutting down of theatre and the arts across the UK, Slow Theatre Company attempted to support freelancer artists to keep collaborating, keep making, to connect and to inspire.
Two individuals, from two different creative disciplines, from two different places in the world, came together to inspire and respond to the stimulus You Me Here Now.
Through the body of work, you will see artists connect, communicate ideas, thoughts, feelings and questions as well as create artistic happenings right there in the moment. Crossing borders, disciplines, cultures and languages with BSL and language interpretation on some, this body of work can give fresh ideas and inspiration for your practice and new beginnings. Watch now free on Slow's YouTube channel.
Watch a Live Artist & Musical Theatre collaborate
With Porgtuguise Interpretation.
Watch a Classical Indian Dancer & a Animator/Poet collaborate
Watch two Theatre Makers collaborate. With BSL Interpreter
This a place for experimentation, play, curiosity and collaboration, this is not an end performance. It could be a beginning, a place to spark a new idea, a chance to begin something.
After the hour, there was a discussion between the artists and facilitator Louise Orwin or Danny O'Hara.
Ever wondered if you can create with others across zoom? Interested to know what folk dancing in Nicaragua has in common with protest theatre in the UK?
Can a harpist work with a performance artist?
Watch the body of work on Slow's YouTube channel.
Some of the artists get together for the first time, from across time zones
Ana Elisa Marques
Musical Theatre Performer
Spoken Word Artist
Dance - Bharatanatyam (Indian Classical)
Tamil Nadu, India
Theatre Maker with special emphasis on wellbeing in the community
Theatre Director and Educator
El Viejo, Nicaragua
Wai Kit Lam
Photography Video Art Text Sound
Performance Art Multidisciplinary
Interdisciplinary primarily Film/Video
Poetry; Watercolour &
Performance Art Live Art
Every artist is asked to look at the stimulus You Me Here Now.
Here's our PR volunteer Sope talking about what this stimulus means to her.
In one of recent exchanges, when talking through the stimulus You - Me - Here - Now - it brought our artists to talk about how this has changed in both our moments within lockdown houses and homes and across the online platforms that we now use so universally. It made us think and remember touch and hands.
Touch being so often overlooked, in time before this year, as a way to communicate and share emotional connections, and hands, the tool in so many ways to give and receive connections.
When we lose our consensual touch through hands what do we lose within us?