The Ultimate Flood Survival Guide

Ladies and gentlemen,

Today, 5pm, the UCA staff and students will be staging a cyberformance titled ‘The Ultimate Flood Survival Guide’ at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnahm, W02 and the Foyer Gallery, and online at Upstage. You are cordially invited to join us at Farnham or online for this performance, which is a surreal and satirical response to the recent UK Flood.

The Ultimate Flood Survival Guide, an University for the Creative Arts - Upstage production, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Thursday 13 March 2014, 5-6 PM.
The Ultimate Flood Survival Guide, an University for the Creative Arts – Upstage production, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Thursday 13 March 2014, 5-6 PM.

This piece is one of the outcomes of Helen Varley Jamieson‘s creative residency at the UCA, Farnham (3-14 March 2014). It is a collaboration between the artist in residence, and UCA staff and students, remixing, re-contextualising many assets created by the UCA staff and students, as well as other Upstage users.

A theme ‘flood’ was summoned to respond not only to the recent flood disaster in the UK, but also to another exhibition currently happening at UCA FarnahmFacing Extinction: Gustav Metzger.

To demonstrate the idea of distributed performance (which is one of the distinct natures of cyberformance), and to dialogue with the ‘Facing Extinction’ exhibition, the live performance will be projected concurrently on the gallery wall at the foyer. The ‘liveness’, ‘rareness’ and ‘short lived’ (or some might add ‘disposable’) characters of the performance, and the theme “Flood’, all contribute to making ‘The Ultimate Flood Survival Guide’ a perfect echo to the Facing Extinction: Gustav Metzger. – around the ideas of ‘disposal’ and ‘death’ and ‘disaster’.

In the following days, I shall reflect the production process with the artist in residence – Helen Varley Jamieson – and post our reflection here. Til then.

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2 thoughts on “The Ultimate Flood Survival Guide

  1. Hi Yuwei Lin,

    I’m interested to hear more about The Ultimate Flood Survival Guide.

    I’m a freelance researcher, part of a project on ‘extreme weather’ and ‘home’ in performance, with Sally Mackey of Central School of Speech and Drama.

    I’m putting together a series of case-studies on this theme and would be interested to include your project. Do you have any documentation and stories that you’d be happy to share?

    If you’re interested, and would like to find out more about the project with a chat over the phone or skype, let me know when would be a good time to chat and I can give you a call.

    All the best,

    Rosie
    skype: rosie_leach
    mobile: 07595922224

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