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Artists taking the lead: East

  • Date: 16 May 2011
  • Artform: Visual arts
  • Area: South East
Man with glasses standing in warehouse Robert Pacitti, Artists taking the lead East, Credit: Matthew Andrews 2009

Pacitti Company, On Landguard Point

Suffolk-raised artist Robert Pacitti is developing a series of large-scale, public outdoor events exploring notions of 'home', that will contribute to a feature film in 2012.

The project is part of Artists taking the lead, a series of 12 public art commissions across the UK to celebrate the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Arts Council England is delivering the project in partnership with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Creative Scotland and the Arts Council of Wales.

Robert is working with a stellar line-up of collaborators to deliver the events this summer, including the composer Michael Nymanand choreographer Wayne McGregor. Local people can get involved as participants and audiences, including brass bands, free runners, show offs, crafts folk, wannabes, cooks, and kite flyers. The entire project is being run as a training ground for young people, developing hands-on training in music, dance, filmmaking and event management skills. The final film On Landguard Point will be premiered in the Spring of 2012.

To find out more about the events and how you can get involved, visit the On Languard Point website. 

About the artist

Pacitti Company is a London-based ensemble of international theatre makers, live artists, visual artists, sound and film makers, researchers and technicians. Convened in 1991 by Artistic Director Robert Pacitti, the Company has spent nearly two decades producing and touring an award-winning body of radical new performance works worldwide. Pacitti Company also produces the SPILL Festival Of Performance, London's premiere biennale of experimental theatre and live art. 

The panel

All of the winning Artists taking the lead projects were chosen by a panel of artists and producers. The East panel commented:

'We were excited by the vision and ambition for 'On Landguard Point', particularly the involvement of international artists, engagement with the region, and the skills development programme for young people.' 

Read the Artists taking the lead, East panel biographies.

Visit the Artists taking the lead page to find out about the other projects taking place across the UK.