Friday, November 15, 2013

Cecilia Stenbom: "manual" a public event in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Image: Cecilia Stenbom manual 2013 Laser print on paper. 150 x 50 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK 


Peacock Visual Arts are pleased to host Manual, a public participatory event that forms part of the research towards a new film work by artist and filmmaker Cecilia Stenbom.


The event will consist of a series of one-to-one interviews that explore people's everyday behaviours and habits in public space. Participants will be encouraged to talk about their own experiences, routines and preferences within the framework of everyday situations; How do you choose a seat in a restaurant? What do you do in order to feel secure? Does surveillance make you feel safe or watched? Do you take measures to avoid catching infections from other people? Do you have a system for staying safe in public space? How do you act when you run into someone you don't want to run into? What do you find unacceptable behaviour? Do you have a preferred toilet cubicle?


The interviews will inform and influence a fictional short film that will be screened in Aberdeen in 2014.


The event will take place on Friday 15th Saturday 16th November between 10am and 4pm at Seventeen 5 - 17 Belmont Street, Aberdeen.


To register your interest or if you want more information please contact Pre-booking is not essential but preferable to avoid waiting times. The interviews will be recorded. Participants under the age of eighteen need parents consent. Everyone who takes part in the event will be credited in the finished film unless the wish to remain anonymous. The individual interviews will take about 15-20 minutes.

This project is kindly supported by Arts Council England.