Spirit of Enquiry
Creative producer, artist and agitator Chloe Osborne made 'Spirit of Enquiry' in response to her conversation with Jen Harvie.
This is how she got there...
Chloe Osborne is an artist, agitator and creative producer who creates participatory and interventionist art projects which seek to reinforce social bonds.
She supports organisations and institutions to (re)think about their invitations and holds up mirrors which enable people to re-see the hows and whys of their work.
She also spends time poking dinosaurs - to surface and call attention to the core challenges facing the creative and cultural sector.
Jen Harvie is Professor of Contemporary Theatre and Performance at Queen Mary University of London. Her research explores how theatre and performance artists make their work, and the cultural politics of performance. Her current focus on feminism examines how gendered inequalities in housing, care, and employment are manifested in and addressed by performance. Her publications include: two books with artists, Scottee: I Made It and The Only Way Home Is Through the Show: Performance Work of Lois Weaver, and the monographs Fair Play – Art, Performance and Neoliberalism, Theatre & the City, Staging the UK, and The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance (with Paul Allain). She co-edited Making Contemporary Theatre: International Rehearsal Processes and three special issues of Contemporary Theatre Review, on feminisms, the cultural politics of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, and globalisation. Her co-edited book series Theatre & with Palgrave Macmillan will publish its fiftieth title in 2021. She releases open access interviews with performance makers on her podcast Stage Left.
on budget lines and equity
One of the things I really liked about your budget is that you had a line for what you call equity support, which includes things like childcare... is that something you always put in a budget?
on deep breath, Soho, and Sh!t Theatre
on social housing, entrails, and public space
It was really interesting to me that you focus on social housing, and I was interested in the extreme examples of practice: physical, of the landscape, where the house is the performative aspect, and I love the examples which expose the entrails...
Chloe's message to government
What's your message to government? What's your message about education, culture and urban change?