We created a spatial jamming session for artists, poets and musicians…
CAPTURE THE FLAG was a fresh and explosive collaboration between creatives in the city. Inspired by the world of Jazz, the event allowed independent artists, performers and musicians to come together to do their thing and see what happens. The event was held in a SECRET LOCATION in Leeds City Centre, indicated with the SPATIALESK flag.
Lauren Harrison – Live Artist
Lauren is a fantastic live artist. She performed a solo live performance collaborating with herself at our Event, Capture The Flag. This was part of a day long event at a ‘secret venue’ which the audience had to find. Her work involved carefully constructed projections which she had created under the theme ‘capture’.
Inspired by a life long love of VHS aesthetics and the likes of Pippilotti Rist and Mark Lecky; visual artist Lauren Harrison, cuts, pastes, resamples and distorts found footage to assemble immersive live visual landscapes. Armed with a midi controller and a laptop, her sets seek not to be a distraction but to collaborate, enrich and invoke.
After graduating from the University of Reading in 2013, she has been constantly adding to her library of material, both found and home footage, to create a catalogue of tidbits ripe for the picking, ready for anything thrown at her. As each show is done on the fly, no two shows are the same.
Miley Kendrick – Music
Miley brought a unique blend of blues and soul to the mix. Miley’s skilful guitar licks and rhythms were powerful complements to the visual and poetic arts during the spatial jam. We were all blown away by the ease with which the music enhanced and expressed poems and spoken word by AKT iii.
AKT III – Poetry and Spoken Word
Lauren’s live art was used to create interplay between poetry and light. As the poets of AKT iii performed their pieces, the atmosphere was enhanced through her analogue manipulation of her artwork. AKT iii comprises of poets, Adekola, Kimikho and Ogun.
Miley Kendrick Music
Lauren Harrison Live Art
Humans of Leeds
Community Arts Event