Abandonment Spaces

Exploring artistic methods for collaboration and exchange between SARC (Queen’s University Belfast) and Space21 (Kurdistan-Iraq). This two-day workshop will bring together artists based on the island of Ireland to work together at SARC in Belfast and to collaborate remotely with artists working in ‘abandoned spaces’ in Slemani, Kurdistan-Iraq. The workshops will focus on sharing and developing strategies for experimental music and other artistic practices in site-specific locations, and will also explore creative methods for collaboration and online exchange. The workshop is part of a wider ongoing collaboration between Sonorities Festival Belfast and Space21 (funded in part by the British Council NI), and participation may lead to additional collaborative opportunities in the future.