Stay up to date on Twitter, and catch NEWS FLASH FLASH FLASH here. We have an exciting line-up of public engagement and dissemination events such as Running-Creativity workshops, Running-Discourses, Performance-Lectures and Running-Tours, walks, cycle rides and other activities locally, nationally and internationally (while also going on epic expeditions in our head). * UPDATES ON THIS PAGE AND WEBSITE IS LESS FREQUENT AS KAI FOCUSES ON HER COMMISSION AT KING’S COLLEGE LONDON. VISIT THE #MAGICCARPET WEBSITE AND FOLLOW ON TWITTER FOR WAYS TO PARTICIPATE*
- Forthcoming: #MagicCarpet activities (mind+body wandering):
- Unlimited event Be There At The Start Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester University 23 April 2018;
- Launch of the tapestry at the iconic Art Workers Guild in April 2018;
- Exhibition and activities as part of the Arts In Mind (curated by Ruth Garde) in June;
- Sharing of the tapestry at Centre for Mobilities Research (CEMORE), Lancaster University by Kai as a 2017-2018 CEMORE Visiting Fellow in July, and
- Solo exhibition (27 September 2018- 20 February 2019, Private View: evening of 26 September) at Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP, foyer and Rooms A-B), King’s College London, 16 De Crespigny Road, London SE5 8AF.
- Forthcoming: ‘An exploration of running as metaphor, methodology, material through the RUN! RUN! RUN! Biennale #r3fest 2016’. In Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics. Journal, Routledge Taylor and Francis ISSN 1743-0437.
- December 5 2017: UCL Institute of Advanced Studies Talking Points. As Visiting Fellow at the UCL IAS, Kai will give a talk at the Institute of Advance Studies University College London on entitled Order/Disorder – The artist-researcher as connector-disrupter-running messenger?. The respondent for the evening is Dr Mohammed Aboulleil Rashed (Wellcome ISSF Fellow, Birkbeck College, University of London). Do come along and help Kai conceptualise this role. When: 5 December 18:00-20:00. For free eventbrite tickets click here. For programme and synopsis click here. Venue: Institute of Advanced Studies Common Ground, South Wing. University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT.
- Published: Tan, K. S. ‘Hand-in-Hand: Activating the Body in Motion to Re-Connect with Ourselves and Others amidst a World in Motion and Commotion’. In: Drevon, G., Gwiazdzinski, L., Klein, O. and Benayoun, M. (2017). Chronotopies: Lecture et écriture des mondes en mouvement (Chronotopics: Time, Art and Cartography. Representations of Populations and Territories in Motion) [Grenoble]: Elya éditions. pp. 59-69. ISBN:9791091336109.
- From September 18: One-year residency at King’s College London’s MRC Social, Genetics and Developmental Psychiatry as Visiting Researcher and Artist in Residence under the new King’s Artists scheme. I will work on an interdisciplinary practice-related research project exploring mind-wandering with a tapestry art installation at its heart. The project is entitled We Sat On a Mat and Had a Chat and Made maps! #MagicCarpet #roamroamroam, and an Unlimited commission. Unlimited is a commissioning programme of ambitious art by disabled artists. Funded by Arts Council England, it is supported by Shape Arts and Arts Admin. My mentor is Professor of Molecular Psychiatry, Professor Philip Asherson. The work is an extension of my research since 2009 on running as a creative toolkit to think about the world around you, and my practice — since the beginning of time! — on the body and mind in motion and commotion. Read article on MiND the Gap, which is an EU-funded joint scientific blog of several multicenter projects on developmental psychiatry.
- September 22: An early, framed edition of the drawing (Dys-)Service Cat(suit) aka Introducing the BBBBBCCCCCC aka the BREATHTAKINGLY BROBDINGNAGIAN BRITISH BLUE BATTLESHIP CATASTROPHICAL CATACLYSMIC CATALYSTIC CUSTOMISABLE COSMIC CAT(SUIT) will be displayed at the 7th Congress of the UK Adult ADHD Network (UKAAN), which takes place 21-23 September 2017. The final edition of the work is collected by Wellcome Images (Autumn 2016), while early versions have been shared at Whitworth (Manchester, March 2016) and Leeds College of Art (May-July 2016). The conference takes place at the Mermaid Conference and Events Centre and will welcome up to 600 delegates, including world-leading clinicians and researchers in ADHD, to in its main venue.
- October 5: Launch of Kings Artists scheme at Bush House, Kings College London. Kai and Professor Philip Asherson will talk about #MagicCarpet. By invitation only.
- October 24: #MagicCarpet Open Studio and panel discussion.
- November 3: Invited speaker with Professor Philip Asherson at PsychArt 2017. PsychART is a national conference, supported by Royal College of Psychiatrists, that celebrates creativity, the arts and psychiatry. The conference provides an opportunity for attendees to hear about and take part in the exciting links between the worlds of mental health and the arts. Philip and Kai’s session is scheduled for 10:00-10:30am. Download Philip’s slideshow on mind wandering here.
- November : Invited artist, Singapore Open Media Art Festival in Seoul, Korea. Founded in 2015, Singapore Open Media Art Festival has held its fist three-night-long festival in Gillman Barracks in Singapore, a contemporary art hub for South East Asia. In January 2017, SOMAF organized a forum and a workshop in collaboration with LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore in order to create a site where artists, curators, writers and a philosopher discussed about the future of media art and culture. The third edition of SOMAF held in Seoul will invite artists from Singapore, which aims to introduce the Singapore art scene and its artists’ practices to the Korean audience. Other artists in this exhibition include: Sherman Ong, Teow Yue Han, Marcel Gaspar, Lim Shengen, Joo Choon Lin. The Curator is Urich Lau.