Experiments in Happiness is a Research & Development project stemming from the science of 'happiness', society's current obsession with 'wellbeing' and all things relating to mood - taking place in an empty 3 storey building in the centre of Newcastle.
An initial wide ranging research period is currently underway and has included interviews with academic specialists from Psychology, Psychiatry, Philosophy & History from Newcastle & London.
On 25th March, with the help of The Empty Space (Newcastle) I met with 7 local artists with varied interests and a keen interest in Live Art. We spent a day together exploring the building and getting to know each other's practices. Some of these artists will be contributing to the final event.
I'm also collaborating with the University of Northumbria's MA Architecture students to transform the first floor into a playful, social bar/cafe area.
In April, I'll undertake an intensive 1 month making residency in the empty townhouse which will be open for all the artists to use as they wish.
The process of making this body of original work and collaborating with a new artistic community is a total experiment.
The results of this R&D will be shared with the public as part of The Late Shows 2017 on 19th & 20th May 2017.
Drop in for free. The full schedule will be live on here from mid May.
FREE YOGA TASTER SESSIONS - Friday 19th May 3.30 - 4.30pm & Saturday 12 - 1pm
FREE MEDITATION TASTER SESSION - Sat 20th May - 1-2pm
(please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in signing up for either session)
Recommended for children aged 14+ and parental discretion as there may be some content unsuitable for younger children and more adult references.
Please note: this is an old building with no lift and lots of stairs so sadly the event is not wheelchair accessible.