DIY 2020: José Garcia Oliva, White Vinegar

Lancaster Arts is hosting ‘White Vinegar’, a four day online workshop exploring what it means to clean, and to be clean in a post pandemic world, in partnership with the Live Art Development Agency.

José Garcia Oliva has been commissioned to design and deliver this artist-led professional development opportunity, taking place between the 6th and 9th of October.

The workshop revolves around a quote from leading New York Artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles;

“After the revolution, who’s going to pick up the garbage on Monday morning?”

We are inviting applications from artists, cleaners, writers, activists and others to observe and interrogate the iconic act of cleaning, revealing this as a sociopolitical action through performance art and self documentation.

This workshop is open to anyone with an interest in performance as a medium of expression to explore social and political issues, and more importantly with a keen interest in exploring ways of making Live Art.

For further information and how to apply download this PDF

You can also apply via this link, and the deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 13th September.

Applications can be accepted in video format, or get in touch if you would like to discuss an alternative.

José Garcia Oliva is a Venezuelan-Spanish artist based in London. His practice navigates the collision of identity, place and labour — the state of in-between-ness (nepantla). His practice is research-led and situated, taking the form of participatory performance, installation and drawing.