by Guest Writer
This film is the documentation of a live-work at Goldsmiths CCA with Ambient Jam Collective and Roland Carline.
This was a series of live performances in November 2019 with Entelechy Arts’ Ambient Jam Collective which relocated to Goldsmiths CCA. Performers interacted with ‘loose parts’ and sculptural elements which were developed by Roland Carline, CCA artist in residence.
This was a relaxed improvisation. Audiences could decide to take part or watch the session for as long they wish to stay.
Landscapes shift, wordless stories unfold, creative choices are made, and sometimes people move through journeys in themselves and with others.
Ambient Jam is a multi-media dance improvisation which is uniquely sensitive to place, context and people. The improvisation is forged by 25 years of collaboration between a team of artists and people with profound disabilities, who are adept at working with uncertainty, negative capability, and the mindfulness of the present moment. Ambient Jam entails improvisation as a way of social dreaming, that foregrounds kinaesthetic intelligence and sensory perception. Unfolding live art and ‘deep hanging out’, wordless stories emerge and landscapes shift in direct response to the qualities and energies of different sites. Ambient Jam’s improvisation events are open to all ages from 0 to 100.