SATURDAY 9 JULY
ARTSIDE MARKET on Elmer Approach – Four market stalls are taken over by Artside artists – you will NOT find any fruit & veg here! Includes Trotter Sisters exploring Size 0, Madelaine Murphy (artbookart – installation of altered and manipulated books, open to the public to interact with), Steve Rosenthal unusual market research stall, Kate Murdoch – asking people to Stop Look Listen.
Moving performance – from Victoria Circus down Southend High Street – Sue Willis – Connecting both ends of Artside, the artist will undertake a journey that represents a very personal response to Southend and its High Street.
Meet outside Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe for performance tour around four SUCK IT! venues by Amelia Beavis-Harrison – This artwork contains e-numbers / DIY performances where a pause becomes a wait, and a suck becomes an endurance. Performance + installation of floor stickers in all four locations, where they’ll be from 9-16 July for a DIY follow-up action.
7-8 & 8-9pm
Park Inn Palace hotel room – Performance and sound installation - Places are limited & must be reserved on our website until 5pm on Saturday (click on ‘Book’) or by calling 07970 791 959. On the day of the event you will receive a txt message / email with the room number.
ALEX BARRETT – a ‘bedtime story’ event at 7pm and 8pm – The Somnambulist’s doppelgänger is the poltergeist, and the price for a good night’s sleep here is your life. + DISINFORMATION – Rorschach Audio – a ghost voice soundtrack based on a research project studying the psychoacoustics of allegedly supernatural phenomena, played before and after the ‘bedtime story’.
University of Essex, Elmer Approach – ARTSIDE CINEMA – a pop-up cinema with all Artside films shown in a loop, including Dustin Grella’s animation project Animation Hotline (made from messages you leave for him on 001 212-683-2490 from 2-8 July), a new short film made in Southend by Gillian McIver & Catia Ott, films by Sally Mumby-Croft, Life is Elsewhere group, Stephanie Wuertz an a work in progress by Amy Frampton who, for a week, was sitting, thinking and making notes inside the Victoria Shopping Centre.
SUNDAY 10 JULY
2-2.20pm – The end of the Pier – HOLLY BODMER – I am here and you are not! – a spoken performance about writing postcards at the end of the Pier
+ Don’t miss the following video installations can be seen only on weekends:
10am – 3pm – Railway Hotel Pub
Mud and Guts – Sound / Film installation documenting Josh Langan’s explorations of Southend’s subterranean. Have a play and take control of the pause button!
10-4pm – The Royals, next to TK MAXX
Animation Hotline‘s previous works.
10-4pm – Celly’s Hairdressers
Elsa James‘ Inscriptions video is shown to the customers at the hairdressers. It documents a number of performances to examine black femininity, revealing ‘cracks in hegemonic black beauty’.