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Sync: e-bulletin May 2012 easy read


Making shapes in The Space

We want to use The Space to amplify the impact of the artists. (Sarah Pickthall, PUSH ME curator)

A cartoon of Jo and Sarah pressing the Push Me button

Sync is spending this summer on PUSH ME: our project for The Space looking at 12 of the wonderful art works called Unlimited commissions that are part of the London 2012 Festival.

This month we're profiling 3 of our 12 artists Sue Austin, Laurence Clark and Rachel Gadsden whose first 90 second films will be on The Space soon.

Many of the 12 artists we're working with have taken part in Sync over the last 3 years and as we film them, they often tell us how good Sync has been for them.

We wouldn't be Sync if we didn't ask these artists how they are leading the most important work of their lives.

Find out more about The Space here.

You can find out more about The Space

Sue Austin present: Creating the Spectacle!

They said it wasn't possible... (Sue Austin)

a photo of Sue underwater

Sue Austin's commission Creating the Spectacle!

Two years ago, when we first met Sue on Sync she'd be the first to say that leadership did not feel quite right, but now she’s leading a team making art work underwater in her wheelchair here and in Egypt.

Sue's 90 second PUSH ME film is dazzling and will be shown on The Space in June.

To find Sue on PUSH ME

Laurence Clark presents: Inspired

Close to the bone and very funny (The Scotsman)

a photo of Laurence upside down with pushme across it

Did you see Laurence Clark’s BBC documentary 'We won't drop the baby', narrated by David Tennant.

His new show is called Inspired.

It's all about how disabled people are often seen as 'inspirational.' for doing very normal things.

He's currently making films for his new show and his first film will be screened on The Space shortly.

To find Laurence on PUSH ME

Rachel Gadsden presents: Unlimited Global Alchemy

Heartfelt, irreverent and provocative... (Dr Anita Herle,Senior Curator MAA, Cambridge)

a picture of Rachel with the Bambanani group

We caught up with Rachel Gadsden last week as she gest ready to launch Unlimited Global Alchemy on the 22nd June at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge.

Here she is with the Bambanani group from South Africa. Leading an intercontinental project is a different leadership ball game!

Not only that, she's finding new ways to speak about her work to get more people interested than ever before

We'll be pushing her more on that over the Summer. You can read more about Rachel on the site.

To find Rachel on PUSH ME

Sally Booth - Centre Court

Sally's acetate drawing of Centre Court - work in progress

We wanted to take our finger of the Push button for a second to share a little of what other Sync artists have been up to.

As we're nearly in June, what better an artist to focus on than Sync Intensive member Sally Booth who has been artist in residence at Wimbledon this year.

I have been working inside a temporary viewing station on Centre Court, which gives a 360 view, and I have made a long acetate drawing on 8 acetate panels of the space from a slightly different perspective.

Go straight to her site to find out more about Sally and Sync and to find out when the work will exhibited at what must be one of our most British events!

Sally Booth's website

Help us with PUSH ME?

A picture of Jo and Sarah as curators in The Space

Our first four films for The Space are likely to be screened in June. Help us spread the word?

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Join us next month for more pushy things.

Sarah Pickthall and Jo Verrent


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