Intrepid Tongues. Germanic Students curate cultural event in London
Event details: Intrepid Tongues 8 May 2014, 7.00pm – 9.00 pm. Location: Dutch Centre, 7 Austin Friars, London, EC2N 2HA. Tickets: £15, concession (students and 65+) £12.50
Intrepid Tongues is what happens when you ask final year students in Germanic Studies to present young authors and performance from the Netherlands and Flanders to a London audience. It takes guts to take on curating and producing a cultural evening for the general public in London’s Dutch Centre at Austin Friars. Their bid for glory will take place on 8 May 2014.
But Intrepid Tongues is more than just a single evening; it involves a semester of an inquiry into the artistic mode of young Dutch and Flemish artists. Under investigation is the relationship between art and community, art and politics, and art as activism. Taking care of the theoretical embedding and leading the academic discussion is also part of Intrepid Tongues.
The students picked exciting performers: the Dutch author and comedian Johan Fretz and the Belgian poet and performer Maud Vanhauwaert. In the run up to the London event, the artists and students meet regularly on MOLE and via a skype-link to discuss the artists’ work and to exchange thoughts on the relationship between art and society anno 2014.
The students are in charge of the entire process: from the theoretical grounding of the investigation to the promotion and press release; from the correspondence with the artists to the technical realization on the night.
With this project Dr Henriette Louwerse seeks to compliment the academic and creative side of our students with practical and organizational skills and to make sure that finalists will have ‘something to show for it’: they record their movements on their own website.
To book tickets please visit the Dutch Centre website.