‘Celsius’ by Linda Rocco, in partnership with Antarctica In Sight | Postponed

Image courtesy & copyright Rhine Bernardino.

In light of recent developments regarding COVID-19 we regret that we have taken the decision to postpone this programme. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused, please see our website & social media for updates, these will also be shared via our mailing list.

Independent curator and researcher Linda Rocco will deliver a programme of workshops, performances and events marking 200 years since Antarctica was first sighted. Celsius forms part of Mansions of the Future’s Lincoln Live season and Antarctica In Sight – a UK wide cultural programme of activity supported by the UK Antarctica Heritage Trust. This series of talks, workshops and performance will explore the groundbreaking intersections of arts and STEM subjects with a focus on climate change and the uniquely precarious position of Antarctica in today’s sociopolitical climate. The week long programme will feature contributions from artists Rhine BernadinoLula MebrahtuAidan Moesby and Josefina Nelimarkka. Please see a full event schedule below, all events are free to book:

Panel Discussion, Q&A and Kairos 2 App Relaunch
Tuesday 14 April, 2:00pm – 5:30pm

Communal Lunch with Rhine Bernardino
Thursday 16 April, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

MiMu & I: Behind the Scenes
Workshop with Lula Mebrahtu (lula.xyz)

Thursday 16 April, 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Performance by Lula Mebrahtu (lula.xyz)

Thursday 16 April, 7:00pm – 7:45pm

On Board: Performance with Rhine Bernardino
Friday 17 April, 5:00pm – 6:00pm

I was naked, smelling of rain: Performance Aidan Moesby
Saturday 18 April, 5.00pm – 6.00pm

Linda Rocco is a London-based contemporary art curator, writer and researcher graduated from an MA at the Royal College of Art in 2017. She has curated public events and exhibitions internationally with established small-scale institutions as Delfina Foundation, to warehouse spaces such as Yinka Shonibare’s Studio including the curation of the public sphere for Nine Elms on the South Bank. Linda is the co-founder and director of ‘I’m Here, Where Are You?’ a festival and programme of workshops co-produced with Cambridge Junction. She also co-directs the not-for-profit organisation _inventory platform, which operates globally to engage communities in the urban and rural context through socially engaged art projects. 

Linda regularly works as curator for artists and private galleries, as well as consulting for charities, foundations and public institutions on accessible, inclusive and socially engaged arts; collaboration with STEM subjects as well as participatory and interactive contemporary practices.

This project is part of Mansions of the Future’s Lincoln Live programme March – November 2020 (Season extended in response to COVID-19). Departing from Lincoln’s rich entertainment and theatre history, Lincoln Live features new commissions which exist at the intersections of disciplinary boundaries. The season is a celebration of performative ventures that stand resolutely marginal to both the history of English theatre and the often exclusive, disciplinary rhetoric of contemporary performance art.

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