LAW’S IMAGINATION is a gallery-residency that presents Jack Tan’s exploration of legal aesthetics via his work as an artist and curator. Through interactions with artists, curators, lawyers, academics, writers and policy-makers, the residency will trace connections between law and art. Tan will present the work of other artists as well as his own in various exhibitions of sculpture, video, text and performance throughout the period. Expert and lay audiences will also be able to contribute to the gallery education programme of discussions, talks, symposium and curated walks in a way that pools their knowledge to arrive at collective understandings of the intersection between law and art. Arebyte Gallery will become a site where knowledge is gleaned about legal aesthetics via artistic and curatorial processes, and where such knowledge accumulated over time is made visible in visual, material and textual presentation.
KARAOKE COURT is an arbitration process where litigants agree to settle their disputes via karaoke singing before an audience-jury. The next hearing will be on Thursday 23rd June 2016 at The Yard Theatre.
Tune in to PACKED LUNCH every Saturday (12-2pm) for the duration of Law’s Imagination.This weekly radio programme hosted on Don City Radio pairs an arts and culture practitioner with someone from the legal world in a lunchtime discussion over their favourite melodies.Upcoming show includes FRAUD with white collar crime solicitor Miranda Ching and trickster artist Louise Ashcroft.
Facilitated by Stuart Wood, CARE ACTS brings together musicians, artists, therapists, health workers and academics to reflect on the performance and performativity of care. Taking the the recent Care Act 2014 as a starting point, the day adopts the process of exhibitions-making as a methodology for exploring the qualitative and professional implications of the new legislation.
Seeing I is a social-artistic experiment that questions how much of the individual is an inherent personality and how large a portion of the individual is a cultural identity. For 24 hours a day for 28 days, artist Mark Farid will wear a Virtual Reality Headset through which he will experience life through another person’s eyes and ears; who for this project will be known as the Input. (from the press release)
Law’s Immagination, Arebyte Gallery, London, 5 May – 26 June, 2016
To participate as a litigant in KARAOKE COURT and to submit disputes, contact the Clerk (Jack Tan) at karaokecourt@gmail. com. Vocal coaching and song selection advice can be provided. To attend as a juror-audience member, book a ticket here. To secure one of the limited places on the symposium CARE ACTS (15-23 June 2016) , book here.
images (all) Jack Tan, Law’s Immagination at Arebyte Gallery, London