A reflection on the potential future of public art in Luton.
(commissioned by Luton Culture as part of the ‘As You Change’ project)
‘..it is now crucial to move beyond references solely to the town’s industrial past..’
film, april 2018
Building on the local momentum of collective, counter-institutional organisation, ‘HIVE’ invited creative practitioners from Luton and further afield to consider how their creative practice has positively sustained and evolved against a backdrop of austerity, political instability and burgeoning inequality.
HIVE is an experiment in dynamic co-production, colliding contemporary dance, art and music, kindly supported by Luton Arts Fund. The project of two parts was launched in April 2018 at Little Red Creative Studios, Luton with its second iteration at Theatre Deli - The Old Library, London. Produced in collaboration with creative director Julia Cheng of House of Absolute, the project supports an ongoing joint ambition to profile local artists, celebrate the town’s diversity and facilitate opportunities for experimental and forward thinking multidisciplinary exchange.
Film courtesy of Kii Studios, London and copyright of Julia Cheng & Kerry Campbell.