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By 22nd April 2019Blog, Current Projects
This is an open call for local women to take part in Whitechapel Gallery Performance this summer 2019
PERFORMANCE CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
Che si Può Fare (What can be Done) with artist Helen Cammock at Whitechapel Gallery
The Whitechapel Gallery is looking for twelve women living in Tower Hamlets to participate in an artist’s performance, to be presented at Whitechapel Gallery in Summer 2019. If you are interested and available in all dates below please contact Carolina Silva: email communityworkshops@whitechapelgallery.org or call 020 7539 3357 and tell us why you would like to take part.
Application Deadline: 16 May.Dates to meet at Whitechapel Gallery:
Workshops: 14 June, 2.30-5.30; 17, 18 and 19 June, 10am-1pm; 21 August, 2.30-5.30pm.
Performances and dress rehearsals: 24 June, 5-8pm; 22 August, 5-8pm.
Whitechapel would like to film the workshop on 19 June.Whitechapel Gallery offers a fee of £115 for the workshops (total of 15 hours) and £50 for the two performances and dress rehearsals (total of 6 hours).

Artist Helen Cammock will be presenting a performance titled
Che si Può Fare (What is to be Done) at Whitechapel Gallery in Summer 2019. Her project is about the female voice with a particular interest in the idea of lament . It takes courage to acknowledge loss, however, once it is acknowledged, energy, action and strength can appear. Lamentation becomes a form of resistance and a way to be resilient.
In collaboration with women living in Tower Hamlets, Helen Cammock will lead a series of workshops in dialogue with a choreographer. The workshops are an opportunity for participants to express their stories through their bodies. No one needs to be a dancer. All ages, fitness, confidence levels and abilities can be catered for.

Artist Biography
Helen Cammock was born to an English mother and Jamaican father in 1970s Britain and remembers growing up questioning notions of blackness and womanhood, wealth and poverty, power and vulnerability. Helen works across moving image, photography, writing, poetry, spoken word, song, performance, printmaking and installation. She is interested in histories, storytelling and the excavation, re-interpretation and re-presentation of lost, unheard and buried voices.

Whitechapel Gallery
The Whitechapel Gallery was founded in 1901 to bring great art to the people of east London. The Gallery is internationally renowned for its exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and its pioneering education and public events programmes.
77-82 Whitechapel High St London E1 7QX
Tube: Aldgate East

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