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We think of art as a relationship that constantly unfolds in the realm of the common, a process and a continuum. Our Programme seeks to support connections between art and social change.

Ongoing

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Truth and Lies – An Anthology of Writing and Art by Sex Workers

Lib Lobberson Marin Scarlett Payola E ZuZu Gabrielli Chardonnay Bella Violet Quinn Rab Green Chao-Ying Betty Rao Heather Ashleigh Williams (BABEWORLD) Jet Moon Estella Clarke

The Truth and Lies book project emerges as part of a rising tide of sex worker art and organised struggle to end criminalisation and stigmatisation of sex work.

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Episodes

A key part of our programming, Episodes explore the interlinked nature of aesthetics and social organising, through public events, investigating interlinked themes and contradictions, which develop from one Episode to the next.

Local Organising

Arika works on projects locally with grass roots groups all year round. Local Organising, as we call it, is a manifestation of our desire to support radical social change. Arika’s Local Organising programme involves ongoing collaborative relationships with grassroots groups and community organisers in Scotland and abroad.

Recent

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21 June 2023
Performance Space New York Online

I wanna be with you everywhere 2023

I wanna be with you everywhere is an everywhere gathering envisioned for and by disability communities and anyone who wants to get with us. IWBWYE returns to Performance Space and any space on June 21 for an outdoor pop-up and hybridized event.

7 – 8 April 2022
Performance Space New York Online

No Diving 2

Storyboard P

Live in person at Performance Space New York and live-streamed everywhere! Watching Storyboard P dance feels like glimpsing into another world.

26 – 27 March 2022
CCA Annex (Online)

A Breath to Follow | Um sopro a se seguir

2 days of online discussions and artists presentations exploring the cosmological, decolonial, sensorial practises of Black and Indigenous grass roots art, dance and music collectives in Brazil.

Dois dias de discussões e apresentações online de artistes explorando as práticas cosmológicas, decoloniais e sensoriais de coletivoas de arte, dança e música de base negra e indígena no Brasil.

9 – 13 March 2022
Online

Mutual Aid

4 days of workshops, discussions and artists presentations exploring the radical act of caring for each other while working to change the world.

Cyrée, a black trans person, in a mirror. He’s wearing a hat and a leopard print shirt. He’s surrounded by tarot cards and plants.
21 June 2023

Performance after the telethon

Cyrée Jarelle Johnson

What to do about a telethon other than fuck it up? Poet, tarotist, artist, and librarian Cyrée Jarelle Johnson returns to IWBWYE to read the 1980s and ’90s for what those decades were: practice for now.

I wanna be with you everywhere 2023
21 June 2023

Open Stage/ Screen/ Mic

Our Zooms are unmuted, our mics are open, and our hearts and bodyminds are receptive. We give the floor online and in person to you…

I wanna be with you everywhere 2023
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21 June 2023

Collective writing

Yo-Yo Lin 林友友

Coming to us from Taipei, Yo-Yo sends us elsewhere while bringing us back with her to the timezone of tomorrow. A dancer, media artist, and choreographer who makes multi-dimensions and realms, Lin’s amplification of energies and connections across bodies devolves the separations we are taught to abide.

I wanna be with you everywhere 2023
Amelia is framed to the right of the picture smiling. They are wearing a sky blue tie dye shirt and brown cap. They are pictured in Abiquiu, New Mexico, by the Chama River, surrounded by cholla cacti blooming bright pink flowers with a mountainous landscape behind.
21 June 2023

Meditations in a Chronic Emergency

Amelia Bande

With lo-fi dreams and high-def humor, Bande brings MC vibes to the day. Interluding music with spoken performance, the live extimacy of Bande’s presence reaches out via emo-techno-bridges.

I wanna be with you everywhere 2023
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