FUTURE NETWORK SHORTS
Hosted online, every last Thursday of the month.
At each event, 6 artists from across the UK will each host a 20 minute sharings of work, performance, conversations or experimentation.
THURS 24 September 2020
Pryle Behrman – Instagram Live
A livestream performance thinking about… Everything is upside down. We all agree. Don’t we? But what should we change? And what should we change first? Must we choose? And why does so little seem to change?
Pryle Behrman is an artist, curator and academic whose practice explores the overlaps between art, place and temporality, which is also the topic of his current research for a PhD by Published Work at University of Westminster. Over recent years, Pryle has annually curated the Screening Room programme for London Art Fair and been a selection panel member for London Art Fair’s Art Projects section, as well as writing for several art magazines and journals. Pryle is Senior Lecturer in Art and the Environment at Writtle University College.
Sorrell Kerrison – Instagram Live
Researching the M/other through Art and Creativity. ‘Otherhood Mixtapes’ explores the widening gap between womxn who choose to have children and those who do not (and the many factors inbetween) in an effort to better represent our procreative choices through art. Join Sorrell on Instagram live find out more about her research, the development of this project and how you can get involved in the future.
Sorrell is a multi-disciplinary artist, working predominantly with hand embroidered textiles, sound and film. Sorrell grew up in a small Welsh valley and has travelled all over whilst playing in various DIY bands. She currently resides in Liverpool and recharges her creative juices by going for walks with her trusty companion dog Pipe and her one year old baby Freddie.
Instagram : @sorrellck
Ross Sutherland – Instagram Live
For this sharing, Ross Sutherland with be in conversation with actor and comedian Angus Dunican about the development of The Golden House podcast. The Golden House podcast is part drama, part game, listeners must solve puzzles in order to discover hidden chapters of the story. Ross and Angus will be discussing the possibilities of podcasting as a storytelling medium.
The Golden House Podcast: https://anchor.fm/golden-house
Ross Sutherland is a writer/ performer from Edinburgh. His screenwriting work includes the TV special Missing Episode (BBC2) and the animated series Devil in Fancy Dress (Channel 4). His 2015 documentary Stand By For Tape Back Up won the Grand Jury Prize for Experimental Film at BAFICI. Since 2014, Ross has produced the anthology fiction podcast, Imaginary Advice (2018 British Podcast Award, Best Fiction).
Podcast Trailer: https://vimeo.com/440019618
Artist website: http://www.rosssutherland.co.uk/main/
Malika Speaks – Instagram Live
Join Malika on Instagram live where she will be sharing some of her poetry and talking a little bit about her journey as a poet including, how she found her voice with poetry and how she uses it as a tool for positive societal change Malika is a Spoken Word artist who was crowned Peterborough’s Poet Laureate 2019-2021. She is driven by purpose and justice. Writing poetry from a very young age she found a love for spoken word which she uses to inspire and deliver messages around morality, reflectivity, self-empowerment and mental health. Malika is active in many projects around community cohesion, and inspiring and empowering people to be confident in who they are and their value in society. She has performed and appeared on TV, radio shows and at events in London, Luton and Peterborough, including, BBC Look East, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, inspire FM, and Salaam Radio!
Azara Meghie – Instagram Live
An extract of her debut show Just Another Day and Night – Exploring the events in a day, and over the course of one night, Azara struggles to shrug off questions about race, gender, sexuality and just dance! Using a canvas of sound which incorporates live drums, we journey in and out of a rhythmical dialogue between riveting poetry and breakdance.
Azara is a multi-disciplinary artist that likes to express her views through live art and film using poetry, breakdancing and theatre. Through these different art forms, Azara shares personal politics on sexuality, gender, racism, classism and homophobia. Azara aims to identify the struggles faced in trying to maintain individuality, but also highlighting the cultural limitations, beliefs and society’s stereotypes that Azara does not adhere to.
Throughout her developing career Azara has worked with a variety of artists such as, playwright Roy Williams, Company 3, Talawa Theatre Company, Duckie, The Cocoa Butter Club, David Hoyle, Ursula Martinez, Ella Mesma Company and Some Voices. Azara has also performed as a dancer at Sadler’s Wells Theatre and The London Olympic Opening Ceremony 2012.
Over the past year before the pandemic, I have been developing my new exciting and hilarious show Just Another Day and Night. This show has been growing over the last three years showcasing at venues such as The Lowry, The Place Rich Mix and Hackney Showrooms. It has just finished its ACE funding for the last stages of development and is now proceeding for a tour in 2020. I previewed this show at Ovalhouse and Streatham Space Project. There are also interests from Sadler’s Wells Theatre, but due to the current pandemic further developments have been put on hold. Although I am the Artistic Director of the project, whilst being the performer, I have been supported by Spin Arts producer Rosie Watts and mentorship from Duckie. In addition to this project Azara has toured the UK with the Ella Mesma company’s show ‘LadyLike’, and with the Roundhouse hit, Hive City Legacy.
The Coach House – Instagram Grid
Pls Don’t Fire Me
As part of the Metal Remote Residencies, The Coach House decided to use the given space and resources to kickstart the research phase of their upcoming musical BAME! Join them to learn more about the process they followed, the external (and worse, internal) challenges they had to overcome, and how they ended up turning their bedroom into a Late Night TV show setting – let’s find out together if they got cancelled or not!
The Coach House is not a pub, but it is an artist collective that produces theatre and performance for the price of a pint. It was formed by RJ and Carlos Marfil-Lloyd, who after living and working in different parts of the world, found their home in Liverpool, where they have been making work for 8 years between them.
Through creating highly collaborative spaces where the ‘director ’is replaced by a ‘theatre-conductor’, they devise various different styles and formats of theatre, where the collaborators and work is ever changing. Carlos comes from a long career as a technician in the film industry, and he is interested in merging technical film methods with live performance; whereas RJ is all about theatre, physical movement and actor methodologies. The Coach House takes the action outside of the proscenium arch and places it right in the middle of your kitchen, local church, vintage shops or abandoned buildings. They like Reality TV, magical realism, and long walks on the beach when it’s not too hot or too cold, whilst watching the sunset.
Instagram = @coachhouseliverpool. Facebook = @thecoachhouselpool
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Future Network Shorts is a new digital programme from Metal.
It has been developed from existing live events which take place at all Metal venues (Future Network in Peterborough, Future Park in Southend and Future Station in Liverpool). Through this programme, we aim to financially support artists through and beyond the testing time of COVID-19 and connect them with online audiences through diverse, entertaining and engaging content.
Each month from May 2020, Metal will host Future Network Shorts – the last Thursday of each month.
The event runs as a mini online ‘festival’. Across the day, 6 different artists will make appearances throughout the day, or host work digitally for you to engage with – this might be via a Zoom call, a digital workshop, a live performance on our social media channels or a virtual exhibition / article on our website.
Similar to the ‘3 Min Wonders’ format which is often used in Metal’s programming, these 10 minute slots are open for artists to test out ideas, perform, showcase work, hold conversations, experiment and take risks.
There is no set format. We look forward to presenting podcast sections, discussions, how to guides, dance, short talks, workshops, scratch shows and much more, hosted live by artists from their homes.
As this is a programme shared across all 3 Metal sites, the best place to get all the info is by following Metal Culture UK on social media. Follow @MetalCultureUK on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, as not to miss out! Here, we will announce our artists, set times and digital access information.