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PLACE: Occupation
Saturday 1 February 2014 - Sunday 2 February 2014

Photo: Scott Wylie (Flickr / Creative Commons Licence)

Our annual cross-arts exploration of the culture and meanings of landscape returns for its fourth edition with a wide-ranging investigation into what it means to hold your ground and occupy a place. The word ‘occupation’ perhaps most readily brings to mind recent global encampments, but forms of committed engagement – cultural, social and political – have taken many different expressions. The theme takes on a special resonance, of course, with the centenary of the First World War.

In the cultural arena, as we live through an era of austerity, staying where we are might become a productive form of occupation, a new measure of success. Freed from the imperative always to move forward, standing still and taking stock gives us the opportunity to appreciate where we have come from and what we actually have. This vocational desire can also be infused with a heightened appreciation of the modest and local.

In the company of award-winning writers, thinkers, musicians, film-makers and artists, ‘Occupation’ will consider the rich variations on this theme, taking in readings, screenings, discussion and installation.

This year we are also delighted to premiere a series of new commissions, ‘Stay Where You Are’, responding to the theme by artist Jem Finer, poet Lavinia Greenlaw, essayist Jay Griffiths and film-maker Ben Rivers. Produced in collaboration with Film and Video Umbrella, they are funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

Important change to programme: Ray Davies (2 February) event cancelled

Please note that since the Spring brochure was printed, we have learned that Ray Davies is unable to perform at PLACE on 2 February. The cost of the weekend pass has therefore been adjusted to £40 and includes tickets to all events except the walk.

Curated by Gareth Evans with Aldeburgh Music

Saturday 1 February

Common Ground - 10am

Field Music: Drifters - 8pm

Sunday 2 February

Holding Positions - 10am

Walk - from 12.30pm

Throughout the weekend

Friday 6pm – 8pm, Saturday 10am – 8pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm, Dovecote
Kiatsu (Air Pressure) A moving image installation by Angus Carlyle and Rupert Cox

Screening during the weekend in the Jerwood Kiln Studio:
Kiss the Water Dir. by Eric Steel, Saturday 1.15pm
Taskafa: Stories of the Streets Dir. by Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Saturday 6.30pm

A fully stocked bookstall exploring the weekend themes, with author book signings

The PLACE 2014 ‘Stay Where You Are’ commissions are supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Film and Video Umbrella

Eating at Snape

Through Saturday and Sunday the Trask Artists’ Café will be serving a variety of café-style food.

Various Snape venues

See individual performances for ticket prices
PLACE weekend pass: £40 (a saving of £18)
Excludes the Walk on Sunday