Artists Harun Morrison and Anne Lise Le Gac provide insight into their art practice and their connection to activism. The event takes place as a casual conversation with the audience and is intended to explore the relationship between the work of contemporary artists and social responsibility. Anne Lise Le Gac and Harun Morrison are both APAP artists and participants in the Feminist Futures project which is supported by Creative Europe.
About the artists
Anne Lise Le Gac studied at the Fine Arts School in Strasbourg from 2003 to 2008, focusing on performance art. She completed a performance master programme "ESSAIS" at CNDC Angers in 2013. In 2014, she worked with choreographer Claudia Triozzi. Anne Lise Le Gac has created a solo piece La Caresse du Coma and a collaborative performance project, GRAND MAL, with Élie Ortis, which they presented at the Les Urbaines festival (Lausanne), at Festival Parallèle (Marseille). Since 2015, she has been co-organising the performance festival OKAY CONFIANCE that was recently held at La Ferme du Buisson (Paris). In May 2019, she presents a new performance project DUCTUS MIDIin collaboration with the artist and musician Arthur Chambry at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels. She recently finished her new creation La Caresse du Coma ft. YOLO in collaboration with the musician Loto Retina.
Harun Morrison is an artist and writer living on a narrowboat on the UK inland waterways. His practice spans spatial design, text, video and sound. He is currently an associate artist with Greenpeace UK and former Designer and Researcher in Residence at V&A Dundee, Scotland.
Harun has recently contributed to the group exhibition Chronic Hunger, Chronic Desire in Timișoara, Romania, as part of the European Capital of Culture 2023 programme. Solo exhibitions in the last few years include, Dolphin Head Mountain at the Horniman Museum, London (2022 -23), Mark The Spark at Nieuwe Vide project space in Haarlem, Netherlands (2022) and Experiments with Everyday Objects, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, (2021). Harun continues to develop and repair a garden for Mind Sheffield, a mental health support service, as part of the Arts Catalyst research project, Emergent Ecologies, and is producing an evolving publication, Environmental Justice Questions.