LIVE ART (BOTH PRONUNCIATIONS) WITH ANNE BEAN AND YOU
STARTS 11/07/2018

THE BASICS

  • Six nights accommodation in a private room with mountain views
  • Five full days of teaching, workshops, discussions, activities and use of our excellent arts facilities
  • All inclusive - breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks included
  • All dietary requirements catered for - vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, allergies - no problem
  • Return transport from Toulouse included

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Engage with the possibilities that both the environment and the co-participants stimulate
  • Use deep collaboration and conscious chance strategies to surprise and stir ourselves and each other
  • Each day unfolds towards unknowable outcomes
  • Post-session opportunities include full release/publication of your work on our in-house imprints, installation/performance at Fuse Art Space
  • Full board including room, meals and drinks
  • Unlimited use of our performance and exhibition spaces, rehearsal spaces, Pro Tools recording studios, arts library, digital editing suites, dark room and other facilities
  • Optional mountain expeditions including ascent of Mont Ceint and the spectacular Cascade d'Ars

BOOK NOW

This workshop is sold out. You can add your email to the waiting list here, or view our other workshops here.


A central and inspirational figure, Anne Bean is (intentionally) a difficult artist to categorise. Since the early 70's, this 'uncatchability' has been a purposefully created strategy to question purpose, style, consistency, career and categorisation itself. Morphing between numerous contexts, materials, media, collaborations, ideologies and manifestations she challenged herself to follow a trajectory that allowed for fluid, direct and dynamic response, resulting in a huge range of solo and collaborative projects as well as curatorial enterprises worldwide.

In Anne's book Autobituary, writer Guy Brett captures this scope and reach: "Reading Anne Bean's CV is like following a continuous performance, a continuous response to the world... a 'magicification' of the world. The panoply of places she has worked, times of the day or night, interiors, exteriors, seasons, publics, materials, concepts, tools, is astonishing: all shifting but all attuned to unique situation."

Anne has exhibited in major galleries worldwide (Tate, Hayward, Royal Academy), received large-scale awards such as a British Council Creative Collaborations fund and a Tate/LADA Legacy: Thinker in Residence Award. She has been artist in residence in numerous high-profile institutions including Franklin Furnace (New York), Whitechapel Gallery (London) and Sidney Nolan Trust (Wales).

Fundamentally, Anne's course will be about deep collaboration; consciously using chance so that the session unfolds towards various manifestations with different participants taking a lead at various points. The group will surprise itself with unknowable trajectories, resulting in works that provide freedom from known blueprints - a reaching inwards and outwards with all senses and antennae on full alert. Growing organically from classroom sessions based around Anne's work, and that of other artists she has worked with or witnessed, the session will move into outdoor spaces, using the landscape and surroundings to full effect.



WHERE AND WHEN?

The course takes place at our residential centre in Aulus les Bains. It's two hours south of Toulouse, high in the French Pyrenees, very near the border with Spain. For detailed travel information, see the transport section. The course starts on Wednesday, 11/07/2018. We advise that you arrive the evening before (10/07/2018) - dinner and accommodation that night is included. The course runs for five days, ending on Sunday night. Accommodation on Sunday night is included, then we leave on Monday morning (16/07/2018). If you decide to take the minibus with us, you will be picked up in Toulouse at 6pm on 10/07/2018, and will be back in Toulouse at 11am on 16/07/2018.

HOW TO BOOK

To book your place on the course, click the button in the green section above. You won't pay anything right now - we'll send you a booking confirmation email with everything you need to know next. Your place is reserved without payment for three days.

You'll find a payment link in the booking confirmation email - follow the link to make a payment (either in full, or the first payment of a four month payment plan). In the latter case, a monthly payment plan will be put in place, so your card will be charged 25% of the fee today, and 25% each month (on the same day) for an additional three months. All card payments are handled by Stripe, and are extremely secure. We don't store any card data ourselves - all of this is handled securely off-site by Stripe. If you have a discount or grant code, you will be able to add it when you follow the payment link in your confirmation email.

Once you've made a payment, you'll receive another email containing your receipt, links to resources, contact information and access to our group chat to discuss the workshop with other participants.
INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE: SIX NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION, AND FIVE DAYS OF CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES, A COMFORTABLE PRIVATE ROOM AT CAMP, ALL MEALS - BREAKFAST AND LUNCH AT CAMP, DINNER AT AN EXCELLENT LOCAL RESTAURANT, UNLIMITED USE OF OUR RECORDING STUDIOS, EDITING SUITES, REHEARSAL STUDIOS, LIBRARY AND OTHER FACILITIES, POST-COURSE BENEFITS & SUPPORT (SEE BELOW)
NOT INCLUDED IN THE COURSE FEE: TRAVEL
STUDENT LEVEL: NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY - JUST OPEN BEINGS
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: NO EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR CLASSES. GOOD WALKING BOOTS, DAY SACK & WATERPROOFS ADVISED FOR OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES
POST-COURSE SUPPORT: FULL RELEASE/PUBLICATION OF YOUR WORK ON OUR IN-HOUSE IMPRINTS, INSTALLATION/PERFORMANCE AT FUSE ART SPACE