[NetBehaviour] If Not, Then What?

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Mon Feb 21 14:01:58 CET 2011

If Not, Then What? - an anti-cuts project creating new visions of the 

1st -13th March 2011, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, Chelsea College 
of Art & Design, London SW1P 4JU

Programme of events, performances, discussions and actions called If 
Not, Then What?, as part of Chelsea Programme, taking place at the 
Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, Chelsea College of Art & Design in 
London (next to Tate Britain http://bit.ly/exb6VG).

If Not, Then What? is an anti-cuts project creating new visions of the 
future. It operates as a temporary creative think-tank for arts 
involvement with politics, aiming to foster criticality, action and hope 
in the current climate of dissent. Events will take place in the project 
HQ, a specially commissioned pavilion by artists Charlesworth, 
Lewandowski & Mann, built with the assistance of students from the 
Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. This 
tangible symbol of political resistance will also function as a space 
for the development, exchange and creation of itinerant ideas, 
constructive strategies and portable artworks that can be brought to 
occupations, rallies and demonstrations, such as the NUS/TUC rally in 
Hyde Park on Saturday 26 March and beyond.

What’s happening:
Friday 4 March 2011, 6-8pm - official opening event of the project and 
inauguration of the temporary pavilion built by Charlesworth, 
Lewandowski & Mann. The event will coincide with the launch of a new 
campaign by the Post-Capitalist Party, whose one and only councillor 
Sophie Nathan returned 131 votes in the 2010 elections.

Monday 7 March, 1.30-5pm - artist Ania Bas’ Alternative Society 
workshop. Using installations and manifestos, actions, interventions and 
live art, participants will build a portable and radical vision of the 
world in a half day, fit it into a bag and deliver it to the general 
public. Advance booking required

Thursday 10 March, 1.30-5pm - artists group Grunts for the Arts will run 
the Real Trident Replacement Challenge workshop. Rather than retooling 
for a new Cold War, Grunts for the Arts are calling on 
individuals/groups to re-invent the nuclear capability of the UK as 
cultural projects. Advance booking required

Saturday 12 March 2011, 11am-4pm – a day of live interventions, 
workshops and experimental performances. Appropriating the format of the 
political rally, this event coincides with the Liberal Democrats 
conference in Sheffield. The day includes a seminar on political 
gatherings led by Raimi Gbadamosi, a slogan-generating workshop with 
Gethan and Myles, interventions by Mark McGowan (The Artist Taxi 
Driver), performances by workshop participants and Ania Bas and Grunts 
for the Arts. Leibniz performance collective will be presenting the Book 
Of Blood for the seventh time, inviting members of the public to donate 
a pin-prick of blood which is used to write a letter from the Universal 
Declaration of Human Rights in a leather-bound book.

The pavilion will be open daily (except Sundays) to also host open 
exchange, discussion and direct action workshops by groups working to 
resist the public sector cuts, including the Commonist Gallery, 
Strategies for Free Education and a screening of SLET 080311 Flocking of 
Birds – a programme of artists films presented by Performance Klub 
Fiskulturnik to celebrate 100th International Women’s Day. Times to be 
confirmed (check our website and facebook event for updates).

If Not, Then What? will be accompanied by a series of commissioned 
artist responses on London’s art radio station Resonance FM 

More information can be found on the project website www.ifnothenwhat.co.uk

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