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Along the UK coastline, the Piers stand as poignant structures that are representative of the complex tidal pulls of history and economics. Today, the UK is in a state of reinvention, with new politics, geographies, and identities being created. New neighbourhoods are emerging or being rediscovered, while others are disappearing entirely. To address our changing relationship to Europe and the current reinterpretation of what a border is, Lighthouse has developed ‘Pier, a residency’ which will result in new work which we hope will form part of our wider Pier-to-Pier programme for 2021.

Through an open call for proposals from Black artists, Lighthouse programme team and our previous Associate Artistic Director and current board member, Elijah, selected three artists who will use this three-week residency from August 25  – September 15 to expand their practice and develop new ideas and methodologies.

Amaal Said is a Danish-born Somali photographer, and poet, based in London.
Simone Carty is a 28 year old music producer, sound designer & filmmaker.
Munotida Chinyanga is an anti-disciplinary practitioner creating work through Direction, Sound Design and International Collaboration.

Lighthouse are committed to supporting artists in receiving paid opportunities to continue working during the difficult circumstances around the COVID-19 outbreak. ​

As part of our Re-Imagine Europe Programme, the residency strives to enable flexible working practices, to provide artists with a platform that fits around their other commitments.

Pier Residency is part of Re-Imagine Europe, which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. Re-Imagine Europe is initiated by Sonic Acts (NL) and coordinated by Paradiso (NL) in collaboration with Elevate Festival (AT), Lighthouse (UK), Ina GRM (FR), Landmark / Bergen Kunsthall (NO), A4 (SK), Disruption Network Lab (DE), Ràdio Web MACBA (ES), Urban Paradoxes (NL) and Kontejner (HR).

More about the Lighthouse Pier residency and the participating artists

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