Precarity Centre Launch and Live Performances |Wednesday 2 August 2017, 7–9pm | Organised by They Are Here

Precarity Centre Launch and Live Performances |Wednesday 2 August 2017, 7–9pm | Organised by They Are Here

Precarity Centre: SW4 7JR launch with live performances | Wednesday 2 August 2017 | 7–9pm Problem viewing this email? Open it in your browser »




Organised by They Are Here

Launch event and live performances

Wednesday 2 August 2017, 7–9pm



They are Here launch Precarity Centre with live performances by They Are Here, Wojciech Solarski and Mx World. 

They Are Here will present 24 Bubbles / 24 Statements, a new performance in collaboration with professional bubble blower Wojciech Solarski. Lewisham–based composer Mx World will combine traditional methods of songwriting with sampling, sound collage and audio–processing techniques, creating atmospheric, experimental pop music.

Precarity Centre: SW4 7JR

Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 August 2017

Events daily

Precarity Centre is an itinerant, conceptual framework for an interdisciplinary programme of talks, workshops and performances, exploring and mitigating against precarity. Precarity is a precarious existence, lacking in predictability, job security, material or psychological welfare. The social class defined by this condition has been termed the precariat.

Precarity Centre is also an experiment in social space, seeding interaction between local groups, the arts community and those who work in the public sector. The project echoes the multi–layered activities of community centres, which continue to suffer disinvestment across London and the wider UK. Precarity Centre is intended to be relevant to local concerns, whilst bridging diverse forms of inquiry and knowledge. They Are Here stress that this project cannot be a substitute for public services or organised campaigning to support public services. Flyers and literature advertising existing social support work will be displayed on site, working with neighbourhood groups to amplify their activities.

The programme of events includes live music from Lewisham–based composer Mx World, a series of all–abilities movement workshops led by dancer Thiru Seelan, a self–defence class, and discussions on housing, permaculture and mental health. The project will close with a ‘Repair Café’, involving local experts volunteering their skills to repair various items, including clothing, electrical appliances, bicycles and toys. 

Precarity Centre is the first in a series of artworks and interventions by They Are Here during In Residence their yearlong residency at Studio Voltaire. The first iteration of Precarity Centre was commissioned by Grand Union, Birmingham and realised in Spring 2016.

All events are free or by donation. No booking is necessary, just drop in.

Click here to find the full programme of events »

About the artists


They Are Here (f. 2006) is a collaborative practice steered by Helen Walker and Harun Morrison. They are currently based in London and on the River Lea. They Are Here work across media and types of site, particularly civic spaces. Institutions they have developed or presented work with include: CCA Glasgow, Furtherfield, Grand Union, Konsthall C (Stockholm), Southbank Centre, South London Gallery, STUK (Leuven, Belgium) and Tate Modern.







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