As part of Ben Judd’s Stanley Picker Fellowship project The Origin, a series of workshops, performances, talks and tours will take place at Stanley Picker Gallery, a boat moored in Kingston Upon Thames and online throughout June and July 2021.
2pm Time Shivers by KSA Drama
Kingston School of Art Drama students Louise Hall and Jessica Saunders will perform Time Shivers, a piece of prose composed by Jim Dunk especially for The Origin. It tells the story of two young women, a hundred years apart whose lives are connected by The Origin, the Thames and the Hogsmill, and the community that surrounds us.
No booking required, all welcome.
Ben Judd’s Stanley Picker Fellowship project The Origin reflects on Britain’s island status, both literal and metaphorical, and how islands shape the communities that live there. The Origin brings together the communities surrounding the Stanley Picker Gallery – from Kingston University students and academics to local networks, charities and residents – and asks them to imagine a classless, stateless, humane society based on common ownership. A temporary community, an experiment in living, a fictional island group. This collaborative project culminates this summer with an installation at the Gallery, a boat on the River Thames and a series of performances, workshops and events – a rehearsal for an alternative future.