A collaborative performance by Rocket Artists, Corali Dance Company, staff and students from University of Brighton.
Creative Direction: Alice Fox and Ella Ritchie (University of Brighton) Sarah Archdeacon and Donovan Flynn (Corali Dance Company)
"It was excellent to see learning disabled artists experimenting with new techniques, ideas and media in the workshops and the final studio performance which was so popular and well attended." Liz Ellis, Tate Modern
Smudged brought together the visual art practice of the Rocket Artists and performance skills of the Corali dancers. The performance was inspired by the Ideas and Objects collection at Tate Modern where the project took place.
This inclusive collaboration has been a vibrant and inspiring process of knowledge exchange through creative practice. The process of collaboration has created a space for equality of expression and the development of creative ideas ensuring everyone involved has contributed to the overall shape of the show. The blurring and mixing of individual responses underpins this unique performance.
Smudged is also documented as part of the National Museums online learning project, launched at V&A Museum in 2009. See Creative Spaces film
Funded by University of Brighton, Arts Council South East and Henry Smiths Charity