I am interested in the very notion of lecture itself…of knowledge, knowing and perhaps more significantly-not-knowing.
The World turned upside down.
In the process of seeking for knowledge and truth we discover error, impermanence and change. We exist in an ever changing state of unknowing. No wonder human beings look for knowledge, safety, the static.
Misinterpretations, slip ups, mis hearings and readings, errors and black swan logic, failures and uncertainty.
Tracey Tofield and the Pox collective will explore and present a concoction of information, images, entertainment and er…fruit.
References Mikhail Bhaktin, Carnival, Rabelais, Black Swan Logic, Helene Cixous, Michel Foucault, William Blake, Lewis Hyde & Marlene Dietrich, and of course The Hesperides!
Tracey Tofield is an artist, researcher, lecturer and performer.
She teaches Fine Art at Newcastle University and is a Co-director of Whitley Bay Film Festival.
Tracey has been working as a practising & exhibiting artist, tutor and researcher for 23 years. Her praxis is cross platform & collaborative. She works in visual art, performance, music and the live moment.
The Pox collective is a movable feast of performers and artists.
The live moment is necessarily time, site and person specific.
Collaboration evokes synergy- more mysterious, less controlled. Working with others -although this is usually more challenging- is often greater than the sum of the individuals involved.