TO YOU TO YOU TO YOU, Love letters to a (Post)Europe A project created by Lisa Alexander

In the midst of rapid change, polarisation and crises of social imagination in the UK and mainland Europe, TO YOU TO YOU TO YOU suggests that small acts of imagination and friendship can become radical interventions. A programme of performance gatherings, discussion and a new publication. The programme is curated by Lisa Alexander.The launch at the Live Art Development Agency (LADA), London on 4 October 2018 will include screenings of remote messages and readings of open letters with contributions from artists and writers involved.The programme continues at Artsadmin Toynbee Studios, London on 5 and 6 October in a festival of short works, featuring performances and new commissions by over twenty artists including Kate Adams, Dean Atta, Laura Bridgeman, Season Butler, Brian Catling and David Tolley, cris cheek, Robin Deacon, Lin Hixson and Matthew Goulish, Catherine Hoffmann, Brian Lobel, Claire MacDonald, Graeme Miller, Jenny Moore, Ivana Müller, Daniel Oliver, Florence Peake, Maria Sideri, Marikiscrycrycry, Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir and Nikki Tomlinson alongside video works by Tim Etchells, Mikhail Karikis, and Erica Scourti and an intervention by Kleio Gizeli. TO YOU TO YOU TO YOU then travels to other parts of the UK.The programme builds on Love Letters to a (Post)Europe that took place at Bios, Athens in 2015, in which twenty six artists created short works in an act of gifting and assembly.“Love Letters to a (Post)Europe brought together a wide range of artists to consider the European crisis…connecting artistic practice and intervention with solidarity as a mode of visibility." Diana Damian Martin, Exeunt (2015)TO YOU TO YOU TO YOU is published by the Live Art Development Agency. The project is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and has been developed in collaboration with Live Art Development Agency and Artsadmin with support from Counterpoints Arts. Lisa Alexander/ Artist & Curator More info on the project here: https://toyoutoyoutoyou.com/

As a response to the idea of a love letter to Europe from the curator and artist Lisa Alexander, I have composed in the summer of 2015 a song entitled The Union. The Union was performed for the first time as a recorded message to the audience at BIOS (Athens) in 2015 and then performed live with a postscript for ArtsAdmin (London) in 2018.

TO YOU TO YOU TO YOU builds on the Love Letters to a (Post)Europe programme that took place at Bios, Athens in 2015, in which twenty six artists created short works in an act of gifting and assembly. The publication includes contributions from Kate Adams, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Brian Catling & David Tolley, cris cheek, Robin Deacon, Tim Etchells, Alec Finlay, Matthew Goulish, Guy Harries, Steven C Harvey, Catherine Hoffmann, Wendy Houstoun, Mikhail Karikis, Brian Lobel, Claire MacDonald, Georgios Makkas, Ivana Müller, Mariela Nestora, Kira O’Reilly, Florence Peake, Erica Scourti, Maria Sideri, Anna Sherbany, Jungmin Song, Yoko Tawada, Nikki Tomlinson, a correspondence between Lisa Alexander and Mary Paterson, and an essay by Claire MacDonald. TO YOU TO YOU TO YOU is published by the Live Art Development Agency and is supported using public funding by Art Council England. Book designed by David Caines. http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/publishing/to-you-to-you-to-you-love-letters-to-a-posteurope