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Sat, 23 May


The Margate School

Bed-in @ The Margate School: Stop the War Performance

Bed-in @ The Margate School: Stop the War Performance
Bed-in @ The Margate School: Stop the War Performance

Time & Location

23 May 2020, 21:00 – 21:30

The Margate School, 33 High Street, Margate, UK

About the Event

UKD is undertaking a Beuysian performance in Margate as part of the project Bed-in @ The Margate School: Stop the War which commenced on 8 May. UKD grew up in the same district as Beuys in Germany. Beuys’ concept of Social Sculpture had a profound influence on UKD. The project combines sculpture, poetry, protest and also sound performance with a number of artists and others contributing (see list below). 

The performance seeks to demonstrate how the crisis is an opportunity to reflect on our human condition with love at its centre and that we need to move towards an understanding of the process of mediation, transformation and the potential of healing. 

The performance will take place on 23 May at 9.00 p.m. at The Margate School, two months after lockdown in the UK. It will last approximately 20 - 30 minutes. It will combine the bed-in installation and the sculpture together with the artists performing and a short collaborative sound piece by sound artists Jacob Calland and Cam Griff in response to the installation. 

The performance will be live streamed on The Margate School facebook page. People can also come to the School to view the performance through the front window as long as social distancing advice is being observed.

More info on the Bed-in @ The Margate School: Stop the War.  


UKD — Artist 

Jacob Calland — Sound artist and technical support 

Cam Griff — Sound artist 

Video production Umut Gunduz 

The Margate School Team 

Lydia Beven — Technical support 

Claudine Derksen — Media 

Francesca Renny — Education 

Saffie Halke — Administration

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