“You’ve got a friend in me” ?
The characters in Toy Story have very distinct roles and personalities although they are bound together – from Woody plotting and staging the escape for their friends, with one member of the group taking control, to all of them cooperating together to hide whenever Andy arrives back home. ??
An overground train will be transformed by a group of Toy Story cladded artists. Each individual artist will work within the known theme, while the public receive and become a part of a shared moment. The relationship between interdependence and Toy Story’s narrative, of friendship, will be presented by the curator to the artists, the artists will be invited to respond.?
Word in Transit invites you to join the group on this journey on the overground. To either participate as an audience member, or to explore and embody a character from Toy Story. We are looking for artists who will perform pieces on the train; communicating directly, creatively challenging or playfully responding to the narrative/aesthetic from the Toy Story films. Championing low cost/d.i.y processes will require all costumes and props to be made either fully or mostly by the artist. ?
Artists and the audience members will arrive at Gaff Space which will take the form of a mix of scenes and elements from across all three films. The artists will arrive fresh from their performances on the train and will have pre-planned behaviors/actions to perform throughout the evening amongst two dimensional art and video works. The public who will have free roam of the set.
Grace Black & Holly Gibbs, Tom Coates, Sam Hall, Freddie Hayes, Katherine Plumb
Dominic Chadwick & Campbell Mcconnell
48 Greville Road, London E17 9HG, UK