Od Arts Festival

Image Credit: Megan Calver and Gabrielle Hoad with Susie David, The Buffer Zone, 2016, Photo by Susie David.

East Coker + West Coker

07967 756320
info@odartsfestival.co.uk
http://odartsfestival.co.uk

Friday 11 May 2018 – Sunday 13 May 2018

The Od is a crooked stream that meanders through East and West Coker. The festival will take place in venues around the two villages as well as using the surrounding landscape as a site for the production and presentation of contemporary art, performance, music, discussions and workshops. Multi-site curated exhibitions, new commissions, and participatory projects by artist-led groups will take place across the villages for a weekend of art and ideas in this vibrant Somerset landscape.

Od Arts Festival will weave in between past, present and future rivalries, creating static from the frictions that we find, with the creative platform becoming not only a place of excitement and discovery, but somewhere for ideas to be battled out.

Artistic rivalry is an active ingredient in the arts ecology of the UK, it can both inhibit and encourage the creation of reactionary and compelling work. Throughout contemporary art practice there is animosity, conflict and scepticism - all valid traits that deserve celebration, and will be celebrated within this festival. The battle of an artist practice is a constant endeavour to speak with assertive diction. Clear the throat and give way to the exclamation that follows.

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