Come come come to RUN! RUN! RUN! with us. 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 (Leeds), nationally (London and elsewhere) and internationally (while also going on epic expeditions in our head).
- News: Unlimited main commission award (funded by Arts Council England and Creative Scotland) for 1.5 year practice-based research project, a tapestry-installation We sat on a mat and had a chat and made maps!, which celebrates mind-wandering and neurodiversity. 269 entries were sent in for 4 different categories; 60 were shortlisted and 24 were commissioned for nearly £1 million. Team: Philip Asherson, Professor of Molecular Psychiatry of Kings College London and President of UKAAN (mentor); Submit to Love Studios/Headway East London; Philip Tan/Philbeat; Michael Larsson/Ohsoweird; Krisztina Lackoi; Richard Wright. Kai was also on the judging panel for the international commission panel. Fellow panel members were from Arts Council England, Southbank Centre, Tramway and other organisations. Unlimited is an arts commissioning programme that celebrates the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council England, and is delivered by Shape Arts and Artsadmin. It is a £2 million, three-year programme that is a legacy of the 2012 London Cultural Olympiad.
- March 21 2017 – February 2018: Non-stipendary Visiting Fellow, Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London. Hosted by Dr Alan Latham, University College London.
- 3 May 13:15 – 14:30: UCL IAS Residential Seminar IAS Common Ground and Seminar Rooms, South Wing, UCL. Running Across Disciplines: with Dr Lucy Natarajan (Bartlett, planning) and Dr Alan Latham (Geography).
- April: An evaluation of RUN! RUN! RUN! Biennale #r3fest 2016 at the Inaugural Conference of Palgrave Mobilities studies entitled Mobilities, Literature and Culture Conference. Lancaster University, UK.
- April: Cultural Geographies (Sage Journals) article co-authored with geographer Dr Alan Latham on interdisciplinary collaboration examined through the RUN! RUN! RUN! International Festival of Running #r3fest 2014.
- May: Cianetti, Alessandra ed. 2016. “Kai Syng Tan (October 2016).” In Performing Borders: A Study Room Guide on Physical and Conceptual Borders within Live Art – Catalogue, 92–108. Live Art Development Agency Study Guide P3043. Live Art Development Agency.
- May 3 – July 1: Invited artist in group show Monologue Dialogue IV in London (The Koppel Project, 93 Baker Street), curated by Professor Andrew Stahl (UCL Slade School of Fine Art). Co-convenor of associated discussion on May 4.
- May: Cianetti, Alessandra, and Kai Syng Tan, eds. 2016. “Kai Syng Tan (October 2016).” In Performing Borders: A Study Room Guide on Physical and Conceptual Borders within Live Art – Catalogue, 92–108. Live Art Development Agency Study Guide P3043. Live Art Development Agency.
- June 18-21: Nordic Geographer’s Meeting. Theme: Geographies of Inequalities. Sweden. Kai’s paper will be performed on 19 June.
- August 16-18: International Visual Methods Conference: Visualising the City. Singapore Institute of Technology. Singapore.
- 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.
- Underway (accepted without corrections): Chapter in publication Temps, Art et Cartographie. Representer les populations et les territoires en mouvement. Roughly Time, Art and Cartography. Representations of populations and territories in motion.
March: Award of Senior Fellowship, Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
- March: Kai served as panel member for the International Commissions panel at Unlimited Arts panel, a £2 million, three-year programme that is a legacy of the 2012 London Cultural Olympiad.
- 11 January 22:00hrs BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking: panel discussion on running as a cultural discourse.
- 12 January – 28 April : ROAM! ROAM! ROAM! exhibition (curator) with two artists, Leeds College of Art. Covered on Made In Leeds TV 18 January.
- January 20-21: Speaker, Singapore Open Media Art Festival. Coordinated by Urich Lau. Singapore-Korea exhibition and forum, including Professor Jae Hyun Lee, Seoul National University, Seoul and art historian Yow Siew Kah.
- RUN! RUN! RUN! Biennale 2016 #r3fest: 3 artist-runner-researchers X 3 events X 3 cities: Discussion 2-4pm Leeds November 21 + Screening 6-8pm London November 23 + Performances 6-9pm Cardiff November 24). With Annie Grove-White and Dr Carali McCall. Review of Leeds Leg by Dr David Hindley (Nottingham Trent University) Review of London Leg by Dr Matti Tainio (Aalto University, Finland)
- Tough Ultramarathons and Life on the Run in the ‘Mobility and Art’ section in Transfers, an international peer-reviewed journal. Transfers 6 (3): 130–37. Available: doi:10.3167/TRANS.2016.060311. Chief Editor: Gijs Mom, Eindhoven University of Technology. Exhibition editor: Fernanda Duarte, North Carolina State University. ISSN 2045-4813 (Print). ISSN 2045-4821 (Online)
- Interview. Performing Borders: Conversations on Live Art/ Crossings/ Europe. Curator: Alessandra Cianetti.