Actions and Reactions
In this talk artist Harold Offeh discusses and shares examples of how he has used performance and play as research tools to explore locations, historical narratives and engage contemporary audiences.
Harold will discuss recent projects like his solo exhibition WeCame Here (2022) staged at Van Gogh House London in Brixton. Harold used performative actions and archival research to explore the social, historical and cultural context of Vincent Van Gogh's former home in London.
In turn, he will examine projects where he's responded and reacted, through commissions and open calls to opportunities to make work in response to histories and specific spaces.
Harold will try to demystify the process of developing artist's commissions and working in public art and social art contexts. He'll look at the development of projects from the point of responding to a brief, developing a proposal and working through production and delivery of commission outcomes.
The talk will offer practical advice and will be useful for recent graduates, people who are interested or have some experience if working on public and social arts commissions.