WORKSHOP: Noticing and Moving Place

11 September 2021


Venue: Making Space Aberfeldy E14

Organiser: candy choi

Location: Making Space Aberfeldy E14 - 8 Aberfeldy Street E14 0NU Date: 4 Sept 2021 Time: 3pm Duration: 1.5h

A workshop that invites you to engage with a walking score which will tune into your senses, hone your intuitive interest with deep listening and witnessing as we encounter and respond to the local area (Aberfeldy Street, Poplar).

In this workshop facilitated by Colleen Bartley and Bettina Fung, we will be working with perceptual awareness, stillness, tuning in to self and practising some gentle movement awareness exercises in preparation for a silent walk in the local area. We will then work in pairs or trios for this silent walk, during which we will be observing and witnessing places, movement, bodies and sensations. There will be opportunities to respond in movement to the place/s found on the walk. After the walk, we will gather to share our findings verbally as well as with movement, drawing and writing.

We acknowledge artist Simon Whitehead who inspired the format of the walking score.

This workshop will be held outdoors (at times with shelter), rain or shine. Please bring waterproofs. The meeting point is outside 48 Aberfeldy Street. We will be socially distanced, following safety guidelines and hand washing/sanitising will be available. Please bring your own mask.

Booking is essential.


**Bettina Fung 馮允珊** is a Hong Kong born, British-Chinese artist based in the UK. Interested in the expansive and immediate nature of drawing and often focusing on its performative aspect, her practice encompasses live art, 2D and site-specific works that have explored and questioned subjects of legacy, belonging, futility, productivity and progress.

Colleen Bartley is an independent dance artist with an eclectic background. Her performance, film and installation work all include elements of improvisation. She’s interested in the unknown and setting up conditions to orient/disorient, discover new movement and explore in collaboration with other artists. Contact Improvisation is one of her dance practices and she teaches and organises CI events. She co-edits Contact Quarterly’s bi-annual newsletter which publishes news and views about CI worldwide. She curates events and creates immersive experiential experiences using dance, images, sound and text.

This workshop is part of ‘Sensing. Place. Making. Time. ‘, a project of Colleen Bartley and Bettina Fung | 馮允珊 for the U(Dys)topia(s): Envisioning the Futures public programme by Young Blood Initiative, with the support of Making Space Aberfeldy Street. U(Dys)topia(s): envisioning the futures is a public art programme exploring the concepts of Utopia and Dystopia in order to ask questions about the present and think about potential futures beginning on 2 Sept in London, Amsterdam and online.