As well as the events themselves looking for your input, we have a number of ways you can get involved, give us your comments, and propose ideas for the future.
Anniversary - an act of memory - Stand up and sign for your rights! We are inviting sign language users to take part in a collective recitation in Sign Language of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. See more info here, and a BSL video here.
A School - the team of artists and students have been building a framework for the lessons, assemblies, lunchtimes and afterschool activities. They are opening the doors for you to learn, and teach with them. Sign up for lessons via the project page.
Talking Shop - calling all new graduates, students and emergent artists with burning questions about developing a practice in experimental, live and interdisciplinary arts. Signup for our session, including one-to-one slots, here, very soon!
DISTANCE - Peter J Evan's has created the cartographies of travelling without moving (flight), a new participatory project that invites visitors who are flying to or from any of the three festivals to contribute a drawing to an ongoing collection that measures and marks their journeys. The drawings are a recording of the speed and force of movement on take off and landing made in graphite on the airline disposal bag.
Follow the instructions in the video below or PDF before you travel, or pick up a pencil and instructions at the festival centre before you leave.
Field Broadcast - You are looking at field, some where in Riga, London or Newcastle, in which an artist has last made a broadcast to you. To see three artists, Nomadi, Rob Smith and Sean Maltby broadcast live from a field direct to your computer desktop, download the Field Broadcast software.
Peter J Evans and Field Broadcast are part of DISTANCE, a 3 month, 3 city roaming festival exploring our relationship to distance. DISTANCE arrives in Newcastle for its final port of call at Wunderbar this year, after visits to Homo Novus in Riga and LIFT in London.