STAGED is heading to Tate Modern within the staff biennale ‘Inside Job’ at Tate Exchange. STAGED’s curator Kaitlyn Walker-Stewart is a full time member of staff at Tate and is participating in the show through her project STAGED to show staff and Tate’s visitors her curatorial development.
STAGED is a curatorial project founded in 2017 which aims to give performance practitioners a platform to stage work to a live audience, and to engage and facilitate audience interaction and learning by promoting performance art within local communities.
The difficulty which comes with creating performance is how it breaches the gap from the private to the public space, and how it can be available and encourage wider engagement and audience participation in a city where performance is not as widely known or accessible as other art forms.
STAGED hopes that by facilitating performance practice outside of the studio or institution at local level, the boundary between artist and spectator becomes more vague, and these walls can begin to collapse when an audience is brought in proximity to the work.
In providing performance practitioners the opportunity to stage their work outside of the studio or institution, STAGED assists them in the development of their ideas through hands on and practical application, and in doing so exposes performance art to and engages wider communities who may not be so familiar with this kind of art making.
STAGED is curated by Kaitlyn Walker-Stewart and has a relationship with Creekside Artists & Projects and The Bomb Factory Art Foundation.