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Giving up Hope and Gaining Freedom | Workshop led by Danny Pagarani

Part of Collaborations

24 March 2022
5–8pm

Collective
City Observatory, 38 Calton Hill
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Danny Pagarani, 'Diktat', 2020, Courtesy of the artist.

Shifting Tactics is a series of free workshops programmed by Collective and LUX Scotland in direct response to the last two years of lockdowns. These workshops aim to support artists to move on from this period of cancelled exhibitions, closed workshops and the reduction of the important in-person conversations between artists that would have been formative experiences for early career artists under different circumstances.

Led by artists and aimed at artists who are trying to develop their practices, the workshops aim to create a shared space of care and support. Participants will be encouraged to question and explore conditions that impact the practices of early-career artists in particular. What skills do artists need to navigate and challenge the practical, theoretical, organisational and economic concerns that they face?

Drawing on artists’ experiences, the workshops encourage participants to challenge their thinking around ideas of success; question existing art sector structures and​‘opportunities’; challenge their own systems; imagine what alternatives could exist and devise strategies to enact them.

Giving up Hope and Gaining Freedom – led by Danny Pagarani

Danny Pagarani is an artist and musician based in Glasgow; his practice is informed by a study of philosophy and psychoanalysis. With conversation as the primary medium, this workshop will be a space for disagreement as participants discuss what giving up hope and gaining freedom might mean.

The initial focus will be on the moment of committing ourselves to art… What were we looking for? Do we still believe? Who did we want to become? What promise did it hold, and does it still? What is a good artist? Who or what do we work for?”

Using discussion and visual mapping participants will look for the connections and contradictions in these questions and be invited to contribute to facilitated conversations, with some optional public writing or drawing.

Access

A small access fund is available for applicants.

Fund for Childcare, Carers & Support Workers

Support towards the cost of childcare, carers or support workers is available on a first come first served basis to support you to attend any of the events within our Shifting Tactics programme. This is a limited fund that we will try to spread across different sessions. We will pay you £15 per 1 hour session.

The money will be paid directly into your bank account (alternative arrangements can be made if required). Please make your own arrangements as we are unable to book childcare, carers or support workers on your behalf.

To access this fund please email email hidden; JavaScript is required to let us know how much you would like to be paid and you will be sent an expenses form.

For this workshop please be in touch by 28 March 2022. We may need to close the fund earlier if it runs out before this date, so please get in touch as soon as you can.

Fund for Travel

Support towards travel to the workshop for applicants based in Scotland is available on a first come first serve basis.

To access this fund please email email hidden; JavaScript is required and let us know where you are traveling to and from, and a quote for how much this would cost, then you will be sent an expenses form.

For this workshop please be in touch by 28 March 2022. We may need to close the fund earlier if it runs out before this date, so please get in touch as soon as you can.

Additional Access Support

If you require any additional access support that is not listed above, please contact us as soon as possible at email hidden; JavaScript is required and we will work with you to support you in whatever ways we can.

Fund for Childcare, Carers & Support Workers

Fund for Travel

Partners

Part of Collaborations

LUX Scotland works with a range of partners across Scotland to screen artists’ moving image work.

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