12ø Curation Residency
The 12ø Curation Residency is an opportunity to gain curatorial experience in a supported environment to develop an experimental project idea. Selected through open call, it is a test ground for practitioners to try new curatorial approaches and develop their skills to engage audiences in art, beyond traditional forms of exhibition making.
Curators currently serve as gatekeepers within the culture industries. There is a narrow demographic of people who access these positions while the culture sector remains inaccessible to many people. For this reason the Residency’s specific eligibility criteria is for applicants who face barriers to the culture industry because of ableism, racism, homophobia, transphobia and/or classism.
In the 2019-20 cycle of the residency the selected project is To the ritual knowledge of remembering by Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson.
To the ritual knowledge of remembering
To the ritual knowledge of remembering is a curatorial project led by artist and community healer Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson as part of an online curation residency with 12ø collective. Bringing together artists, healers and practitioners of diverse disciplines, backgrounds and realities together to co-create an audacious programme of sessions towards the body, ancestral memory, land/ nature/ earth. To liberate creative healing - spiritual practices - transformative interconnected actions towards decolonised just Future(s).
This feeling space, speculative project, digital archive, workshop-communing programme is a collective liberation portal. The nurturing of a community space to gather, feel into the knowns and unknowns and free our energy-minds-spirits to the healing justice of our creation. It also serves as an online extension and reimagining of their work on Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson’s 3 day immersive artist retreat: ‘DIY: 2019 – To The Ritual Knowledge Of Remembering’, a temporary community exploring the body, ancestral memory and the land. Supported by LADA, Diverse Actions and ]performance s p a c e [
Lateisha’s enquiry, practice and organising aims to visibilise the collective call from the earth to remember.
A site that centres the energy, bodies, practices and survivals of BIPOC and queer trans ecologies // radical dharma // anti-colonial WoC lead organising frameworks // indigenous prophetic traditions // the truth of the cosmos // nonlinear time // the elders // fucking with dimensions // pleasure activism // interconnected liberatory practices // decoloniality as embodied social justice // silence into action // failure // legacy // intimacy + vulnerability as pathways onto collective liberation // healing justice // prophecy - spiritual work // trransformative justice // modalities in antithesis to the violence of white cis-het ableist capitilist opression // freedom
For more information on the programme visit www.ritualknowledge.com or register for the events:
Friday 27th November 6-8pm Never Send A Plate Back Empty: Food, Memory & Care
Sunday 29th November 3-4:30pm Functional Rituals / Dance Is a Weapon Collective
Wednesday 2nd December 6-7:30pm movement, energy, sound, and soil
Saturday 5th December 7pm - 9:45 gathering in the ritual knowledge of remembering // fi wi de black earth future // closing ceremony