EVENT POSTPOND - IF YOU WANT TO JOIN A COLLECTIVE PRESSURE WRITING SESSION ON FRIDAY 12TH JUNE INSTEAD PLEASE GET IN TOUCH VIA CONTACT@SOPHIECHAPMAN.COM
Come with us and temporarily transport yourself - outside your bedroom, your day, your isolation, and yourself (mind blown emoji)!
Wednesday 10th June ~ 2pm to 4pm ~ with tea & wee breaks
Together we will have a go at playing an online improvisation game, a mini roleplay - no experience or know-how necessary. Over the two hour session you will be gently guided to improvise with strangers using the ‘Play Act Cards’ we developed working with a group of acting enthusiasts last summer in Beeston, South Leeds. The cards give you prompts for your character, the place you find yourself, the atmosphere and an opening line for your scene. Whatever follows next follows, no pressure. However you respond is up to you and where your group takes it!
This process is designed for anyone to play, no performance or acting experience needed - just a willingness to give it a go. Over zoom we will break into smaller groups and see where the cards take us. Wana pretend you’re having your hair cut? Wana imagine what playgrounds will be like after lockdown? Wana develop your character into a member of a feminist militia? Imagine yourself as a benevolent developer? Throw back to the feudal system? Fast forward to luxury communism? You can! In the comfortable space of our collective imaginations and on the other side of a laptop screen.
The aim of the game is to step outside of yourself and into another person’s shoes, to empathise with who that other person might be, share the view from where they are and begin to imagine how they might respond to the other people, places and things around them. Use costumes, props from your kitchen, or just method-act your way through. It’s up to you. It’s different every time we play but it’s always a laugh. You will have the option to record your ‘act’ and to share with the group.
Private zoom link will be sent out ahead of the event with password.
Sophie Chapman + Kerri Jefferis make artworks with others in radically non-hierarchical ways. Our work explores the strangeness of imagining other worlds and ways of being together. Recognising lived experience, we set out to capture social time and reveal the macro politics in micro acts, and find our audience in the moment of making itself. Over the past five years we have produced film, furniture, scores, situations, performances and publications. Our most recent film work ‘Idle Acts’ slips between fact and fiction, a mumblecore docudrama come soap opera exploring everyday surrealisms and spatial justice.