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#tatesummerschool – day five

The last day of summer school provided time and space for people to explore the resources available in the Exchange and to look in more detail at what each of us had been doing/making/thinking. The Exchange was to be available … Continue reading

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#tatesummerschool – day four

Today we moved to Tate Britain. We began the day in the Henry Moore room, surrounded by ‘bodies’. After a noisy warmup, Travis introduced a quick ‘question answer’ exercise, where groups of four worked to produce speech-bubble question and answers … Continue reading

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#tatesummerschool – day three

We began the day with our now usual ‘noisy circle’ exercise, although today we actually started off lying on the floor. Travis also asked us to imagine we were a fruit juice and explained that using such an apparently abstracted … Continue reading

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#tatesummerschool – day two

Linda posted a quotation from Judith Butler on Instagram before the day began. This was a key to the idea we were to encounter. Billed as drag day, all of day two activities addressed the notion of gender as performance, and … Continue reading

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day one #tatesummerschool

This year the Summer School is about gender. Advance material explains: 2017’s Summer School uses art and the gallery to support teachers in understanding what gender is, queer theory, feminism, trans, intersex, and non-binary genders; and asks how making and … Continue reading

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it’s that time of year…

As this post publishes I am on my way to the Tate Summer School, the gallery’s annual professional development programme for teachers. I’ve been making this journey at this time of year since 2012. This is my sixth Summer School. Why? … Continue reading

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tate summer school – Friday

Throughout the school we have been extensively documenting our activities, then projecting, hanging and displaying the results. Sometimes this has been by ‘arranging’ the actual objects, at other times, by filming images, filming filming, filming performances, filming exercises, filming films. Projections … Continue reading

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