Alice in Wonderland – Tate Liverpool. Young Tate. Punchdrunk Enrichment

August 15th, 2011 | Posted by Jen in Site-Specific

Produced by Young Tate in collaboration with Cut to the Chase Productions.Creative input from Punchdrunk Enrichment. Directed by Jen Heyes

Tate Liverpool

Young Tate Liverpol is a group of around 15 members with a strong interest in the arts. They range from 17-25 and have a wealth of experience programming events in the gallery. This process of production is mediated and managed by the Youth and Community Curator Shaun Curtis ( who is moving onto a new position at Tate London this Friday!) There most recent project was to curate a Tate collection display with counterparts from galleries in Paris, Helsinki and London as a part of a major European project and produce the catalogue to accompany the exhibition.

Through this project they took part in a performance at Centre Pompidou directed by Fatou Traoré, an experience they wish to build on with their next project.

This next project is to produce an event in response to the forthcoming Alice in Wonderland exhibition at Tate Liverpool between 4th November – 29th January. To create this new production they will collaborate  CttC artistic director Jen Heyes with creative input from Punchdrunk Enrichment director Pete Higgin. The project will be managed by Karen Green.

We had our first meeting today in the Tate cafe. First time for us all to meet and discuss the project. Punchdrunk’s Enrichment director Pete Higgin travelled up from London met by Joe from Young Tate at Lime Street Station for our 2 hour team discussion/presentation by Shaun Curtis and discussion with representative members of the Young Tate team. We have an opportunity to take a peak at the as yet ‘top secret’ Alice in Wonderland planned exhibits.Very exciting . . . We also have an opportunity to take a look around the building and view possible spaces. Karen, Pete and I play catch up as Shaun and Young Tate members share their ideas around the project to date as well as their hopes and expectations for the collaboration.

We begin devising in September more news then . . .

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