The weekend in Sheffield will focus on questions raised during the first retreat by the artists on the programme, specifically looking at language and how to articluate your work for audiences. It takes the following questions as a starting point:
How do you frame the work in order to affect readings for audiences?
Who is the audience and how do we disrupt them?
How to express your position and open up a dialogue?
How do I define the people and who experience my work?
What is at stake in the language you use to describe work?
Guest speakers include Jeremy Akerman (of Akerman Daly), Ruth Beale, Katrina Palmer and Jonathan P. Watts alongside lead curator for the programme, George Vasey with a contribution from Syllabus artist Thomas Whittle who has organised a 'Slide Night'.