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EVENTS INFORMATION

As part of the 2022 festival we have a selection of events including artist interviews, panel discussions, live music and workshops. All of the Lacuna Festivals events are prepared, organised and delivered for free with Creatives from around the world volunteering to share their artistic practice.
Most of the Clash 2022 events are happening virtually using a variety of online platforms. In person, physical events will be subject to the current Covid-19 restrictions which may include wearing masks, social distancing, temperature checking and limiting entrance numbers. 

If you'd like an overview, click here for our calendar.

Digital Inauguration

Hosted by the Lacuna Festivals team from Lacuna Festivals HQ in Lanzarote. Come along, maybe bring a drink or snack, get comfy and settle in for an introduction to this year's Lacuna Festivals Clash 2022.
Meet other participating artists from around the world, find out more about the festival origins and the people working behind the scenes as well as how to access all of the exciting and FREE events taking place as part of Lacuna Festivals Clash 2022.

We can't wait to meet all of the artists who are joining our community for the first time and to see returning artists once again!

Date & Time: 1st July at 6pm (GMT+1) 

Language: English

Platform: Lacuna Festivals Zoom

Passcode: Clash

Physical Inauguration
(with live streaming)

Join the Lacuna Festivals team at Sala El Aljibe in Haria, Lanzarote for the inauguration of our first physical exhibition. We have prepared an exciting, intriguing and at times challenging exhibition that examines the festival theme of 'Clash' from a number of perspectives.

The exhibition features a selection of physical artworks that respond to the theme of 'Clash', the Wish You Were Here postcard project - sent in from participating 2022 festival artists from around the world and a selection of video art pieces submitted for the 2022 festivals

Date & Time: 2nd July at 11am (GMT+1) 

Language: English/Spanish

Platform: Lacuna Festivals YouTube for the live stream

Location: Sala El Aljibe, Haria, Lanzarote

Sansar Virtual World - Brittany Kurtinecz

An exciting and experiential gallery with a selection of this years video and sound pieces.

In this virtual world you will find works by Georgios Varoutsos (UK), Jaxton Su (Singapore), Armando Rotondi (Italy), Olga Kirilova (Belarus) and Brittany Kurtinecz (Japan).

This event was suggested, created and organised by the talented Brittany Kurtinecz. 

Dates & Time: 3rd, 10th, 19th , 25th & 30th July, 12noon-Midnight (GMT+1)

Language: N/A

Bookings: N/A 

Platform: Sansar - https://events.sansar.com

Physical Inauguration
(with live streaming)

Join the Lacuna Festivals team at Casa de la Cultura Benito Armas Perez in Yaiza, Lanzarote for the inauguration of our second physical exhibition. We have prepared an exciting, intriguing and at times challenging exhibition that examines the festival theme of 'Clash' from a number of perspectives.

The exhibition features a selection of physical artworks that respond to the theme of 'Clash', the Wish You Were Here postcard project - sent in from participating 2022 festival artists from around the world and a selection of video art pieces submitted for the 2022 festivals

Date & Time: 4th July at 7pm (GMT+1) 

Language: English/Spanish

Platform: Lacuna Festivals YouTube for the livestream

Location: Casa de la Cultura Benito Perez Armas, Yaiza, Lanzarote


Conversations with Thread - Anna Bogácsiová

Introduction to the world of embroidery and review of the supplies necessary for this participatory project.We will take a look into the history of embroidery and explore new ways of working with this traditional medium. I invite participants to find some unusual materials which, can be used for embroidery aside from conventional textile. Perhaps a plastic bag or some scrap paper? 

Artists can share their process and results in the dedicated Facebook Group ' Conversations with Thread.' Click here to join this group.

Date & Time: 5th July at 5pm (GMT+1)

Language: English

Bookings: N/A 

Platform: Lacuna Festivals Zoom

Passcode: Clash

Mixed Media Workshop - Jane Platts

Practical workshop delivered in person by mixed media artist Jane Platts.

We will look at human movement, to create some simple sketches of our observations. Basic drawing skills for this part so don't worry ! Scissors or scalpel will then be used to deconstruct our scrap/found papers to create shapes that fill the form of the figure. Other scrap elements (which will be provided) can also be used. And then the creativity begins!

Please bring any used magazines, catalogue, cards, postcards, photos that you are happy to cut up.

This workshop is being followed by traditional Canarian guitar performer and you will be able to buy traditional paella from the onsite restaurant.

Date & Time: 7th July at 11am-1pm (GMT+1)

Language: English (Spanish translation available)

Bookings: N/A 

Location: Finca De La Florida, C. El Parral, 1, 35550 San Bartolomé

Moku-Hanga Workshop - Elisabeth Kirschbaum

Mokuhanga is the name of the art of Japanese woodcut printmaking. In this workshop, you will start by using original Japanese tools to cut into soft plywood, creating your plate. Next, dye the blocks using traditional watercolour inks and rice paste with Japanese brushes. Finally you will print on beautiful Japanese papers using a baren, a specialist, disc like tool.

All materials and tools are provided with a material fee of 25 Euro per person. Tuition is free and there are no other charges. 

There are a maximum of 3 participants as the printmaking studio is a small space and participants need to attend all three days to be able to complete all three stages of this intricate process.

Date & Time: 11th, 12th and 13th July, 11am-3pm GMT+1

Language: German, English & Spanish

Bookings: Directly with Elisabeth via WhatsApp: 0049 1511 233 5956 or Email: elisabeth.kirschbaum@googlemail.com

Location: Mala, Lanzarote.

AfterME - Enrico Paglialunga & Giacomo Corvaia

'AfterME' is a unique digital experience merging contemporary dance, sound design, and cinematography. In a dystopian future, an app governs the destiny of each individual and forces humans into a method of selection to ensure a longer earthly life. Make your choices, explore and lead the story!

Date & Time: 14th July at 5pm - 24th July at 10.59pm GMT+1

Language: N/A

Bookings: N/A - Available on demand

Platform: Fienta, click here for direct access. 

Art Marketing and Social Networks for Artists - Adriana Braga

Innumerable living artists create compelling artwork but find their work is not selling for the simple reason it is not being seen. Without art marketing to create awareness, there is no interest, and consequently, no sales. Without a doubt Instagram  and social networks have become an important channel for promoting  artist's work. Today Instagram has become more popular with over a billion active users (approximately 13% of the global population). The Hiscoxx Report shows that 45% of art buyers consider social media the most important channel for meeting artists and 91% of galleries said they actively use social media to promote their gallery.

While artists are commenting on contemporary culture through its own resourceful means of expression, a concurrent shift from physical to digital venues is taking place for artist discovery. Therefore, Instagram and other social networks are also changing the way collectors buy artworks, as online purchases account for an increasing amount of transactions. And since a large portion of the market now lives online, it’s increasingly important for contemporary art galleries to successfully engage with collectors through digital means. On top of being a great way for artists, institutions and galleries to improve outreach and audience engagement, the effective use of social media is becoming an invaluable marketing tool to engage with new audiences and create new sales channels.

Date & Time: 15th July at 11am GMT+1

Language: English

Bookings: N/A 

Platform: Lacuna Festivals Zoom

Passcode: Clash

Clash Conversations Podcast - Anum Farooq

A podcast led by festival artist Anum Farooq interviewing a selection of participating artists from 2022.

Tune in to find out what the 2022 theme of Clash means to our artists and how they responded to it within their practice.  

Date & Time: 16th July at 6pm GMT+1

Language: English

Bookings: N/A 

Platform: Lacuna Festivals YouTube Channel

Mistakes Were Made - Molly Goehring

Artists are invited to share the messy and imperfect parts of their artistic process on social media to start a conversation about how our mistakes are to be celebrated.   

This event will provide artists with an opportunity to connect with each other and share those 'eeeeeek' moments from the studio. 

Artists can get involved before this discussion event by share their mistakes in the dedicated Facebook Group 'Mistakes Were Made.' Click here to join this group.

Date & Time: 17th July at 5pm GMT+1

Language: English

Bookings: N/A 

Platform: Lacuna Festivals Zoom

Passcode: Clash

Experimental Print Workshop - Elisabeth Kirschbaum

Using different materials to create structures or stencils you can leave your imagination free to create unique pictures. You will use intaglio inks and print on an intaglio press on good quality, specialist printmaking paper.

All materials and tools are provided with a material fee of 5 Euro per person. Tuition is free and there are no other charges. There are a maximum of 4 participants as the printmaking studio is a small space.

Date & Time: 18th July, 11am-2pm GMT+1

Language: German, English & Spanish

Bookings: Directly with Elisabeth via WhatsApp: 0049 1511 233 5956 or Email: elisabeth.kirschbaum@googlemail.com

Location: Mala, Lanzarote.

Contemporary Dance Workshop - Julie Hahn & Blaise Mangitukulu

This workshop, led by Julie Hahn and Blaise Mangitukulu, proposes to share an initiation to contemporary dance with all audiences by offering technical tools, using creativity and different improvisation approaches.  

Please wear comfortable clothes that you are easily able to move in. 

Date & Time: 21st July, 10am - 12 noon GMT+1

Language: English or French (95% movement based so minimal verbal)

Bookings: Pre-book via email juh@live.fr or turn up on the day using the link below. 

Platform: Lacuna Festivals Zoom

Passcode: Clash

Heart Constellation- Baejjahn Dance Company

Heart Constellation is the adaption of the play « Fitness » by Jacques De Decker. It represents the encounter of two beings. This encounter symbolises a number of collisions where passion, struggle and other everyday life situations and existential situations are being staged.  This is why  Heart Constellation is very much in line with this year’s CLASH theme.

Initially, the play is the dramatic monologue of a woman driven by a double quest: physical and spiritual. During a bodybuilding session, she starts to remake the world (of the modern woman), to meditate on her body and her life, in a fiery and offbeat way. During this quest, the being reveals itself through various fractures – reflecting her fragility and vulnerability –  resulting from decisive events (such as the encounter with love and pregnancy) and existential stances (for example, power struggles, fighting, and falling). The scars, imbalances and existential wounds are sublimated by the reconciliation with oneself and the other, to become nests of light and cradles of unborn life. The parts of the body are the expression of inner life.

Date & Time: 22nd July at 8pm GMT+1

Language: N/A - Dance and movement based

Bookings: N/A 

Platform: Lacuna Festivals YouTube

Art in the Wartime - Olena Kayinska

Art has become a mirror of Ukraine’s resistance, strength and courage. Art in the wartime reflects our losses and deepest sorrow, our hope for the future of our nation and land, our anger against the occupants, our desire for freedom.

Ukrainian art today is sharp, strong, intense and powerful. Artists put into their artworks their hearts, their blood, their souls, their fears and their hopes.However, it’s not always possible to deep dive into art creation and reflection processes, as the majority of Ukrainians are volunteering to support our Military Forces.

Today,we are going to hear the live stories of Ukrainian artists, who decided to stay in Ukraine and continue working.

They are: Olena Kayinska, Marta Trotsiuk, Lida Feday, Yuliya Kyrychenko, Oleksandra Malyshko, Dariya Bedernichek, Polina Nevenchannaya, Marishka Kovaleva, Yana Hudzan, Zoza Hrebenyukova-Kobenko, Mykhaylo Skop, Katya Yegorova, Liudmyla Nychai, Mariana Kosyka, Oleksandr Nikityuk, Marta Prytula, Roksolana Dudka, Vartan Markarian, Taras Keb, Nadiya Shepitchak & Yaroslav Leonets.

Date & Time: 23rd July, 7pm GMT+1

Language: English, Ukrainian

Bookings: N/A 

Platform: Lacuna Festivals Zoom

Passcode: Clash

Sempreviva 2022 - Riba Rocks

A presentation of the mural entitled ’Sempreviva’ (Everlasting) by Emma Jones, Diva Keith, Jodie Lilley and Eden Parkes. Created as part of the Riu d’art Open Air Gallery, this event will show how the artists drew on their experience staying in the rural village of Riba-Roja d’Ebre, Catalunya, Spain. Connecting to this year’s Lacuna Festival theme of ‘Clash’, the artists explain their work with a focus on chaos versus control. 

Date & Time: 26th July, 6pm GMT+1

Language: English

Bookings: N/A 

Platform: Lacuna Festivals Zoom

Passcode: Clash

Advocating for Human Rights Through Art- Zita Holbourne

This workshop is led by multidisciplinary artist and human rights campaigner, Zita Holbourne,  who is the co-founder and National chair of BARAC UK.

It will explore how the power and impact of art can be used to promote human rights, equality and freedom as a vehicle for awareness, campaigning and change and explore how art has been used for human rights campaigning from the Anti-Apartheid movement to women's suffrage , disability rights to Black Lives Matter. 

Zita will also share an online display of some of the art she has produced for human rights which include against the Windrush Scandal, for refugee rights and Justice for George Floyd.

We will look at how we can use our talents as artists to bring about social change.

Date & Time: 27th July, 10am GMT+1

Language: English with Spanish translation

Bookings: N/A 

Platform: Lacuna Festivals YouTube for the live stream

Location: Finca De La Florida, C. El Parral, 1, 35550 San Bartolomé

Artists are Workers Too! - Zita Holbourne

This workshop is led by multidisciplinary artist and trade unionist, Zita Holbourne,  who is the National Co-chair of Artists Union England.

The pandemic has had adverse and detrimental impacts  on the arts and culture sectors globally and all those who work in them,  with discrimination in the sectors deepening as a result. 

We will be discussing the importance  of art workers coming together to organise for fair and equal pay, rights, terms and conditions as well as safe studio spaces. Zita will provide information on the work and campaigning of Artists' Union England and benefits of trade union membership in order to advocate for our rights collectively. 

The workshop will provide you with tools and information  you can  use to organise with other artists, either in your workplace or as a freelancer to  challenge unfair practices, receive appropriate rates of pay, negotiate contracts and stand up for equality and build Union structures.

Date & Time: 27th July, 11:30am GMT+1

Language: English with Spanish translation

Bookings: N/A 

Platform: Lacuna Festivals YouTube for the live stream

Location: Finca De La Florida, C. El Parral, 1, 35550 San Bartolomé

Probability- Jordina Ros & Pere Estadella

A live performance by Jordina Ros and Pere Estadella, with us after travelling all the way from Cataluña on the peninsula.

Two actions that CANNOT happen at the same time, and the sum of their individual probabilities is the chance of a clash of conflicts occurring, ONE FRICTION.

Date & Time: 9.30pm (GMT+1)

Language: N/A

Bookings: N/A 

Location: Casa de la Cultura Benito Armas Perez, Pl. Remedios, 1, 35570, Yaiza

Clausura - Lacuna Festivals

Join the Lacuna Festival Team for an online gathering like no other - an end of festival event where we can share a drink, some food and reflect on the 2022 festivals.

Maybe you'd like to join us in having a digital dinner. Or perhaps it'll be lunch? Or breakfast? If it's none of those it'll definitely be 'hora de la merienda' or snack time in English! We have found a small selection of simple Canarian recipes for you to try out at home and bring them to the table on the night (if you fancy!)

Try Papas Arrugadas con Mojos our super popular recipes from last year's digital dinner. They are vegan with only few ingredients and super tasty so we know exactly why they are a hit. This year we'd also like to add Almogrote into the mix - an intensely flavoured cheese spread and Bienmesabe - a traditional dessert that translates as 'tastes good to me'

If cooking doesn't do it for you, feel free to grab a drink or simply just pull up a pew and enjoy coming together with creatives from around the world in this relaxed and informal setting.

Date & Time: 30th July at 8pm GMT+1

Language: Mixed (host language is English)

Bookings: N/A 

Platform: Lacuna Festival Zoom

Passcode: Clash

    

 

    

    

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