Winter Escape Plan – round 2

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After an intense opening day during Vesterbro RAW we decided to present a second round of Winter Escape Plan – to crank up the heat a bit and to invite more people into the escape room filled with green trees, sand, flowers, birds, bumble bees, wasps, flies and maybe even a summer thunder storm could be found.

 

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Winter Escape Plan

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Do you fancy winter in the south of Scandinavia? Wet, dark, windy, brownish slug … Well we almost hate it so to make the darkness a bit brighter and lighter we are creating Winter Escape Plan, which will be our first event in Copenhagen on the 2nd of December, 1 pm – 8 pm.

You are welcome to stop by and brighten our day even more and do take time to visit Vesterbro Raw, an alternative Christmas market at Råhuset and Forsamlingshuset at Onkel Dannys Plads.

 

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We Come in Peace

It is time for change and movement, after a lot of thought and creative, chaotic pondering. Next week, the 27th of October, Cat Eyed People’s Playground will rise to the sky and go on a journey south, and land in Copenhagen. During the following twelve months we will be located at Onkel Dannys Plads and will collaborate with Råhuset. It is a dream come true.

We leave Gothenburg and Masthuggskajen with sadness, it has been a brilliant place and we have met a lot of wonderful people, had inspiring talks and fun in rain, sunshine and snow. But now it is time for new adventures. To move on has always been part of the plan with CEPP. We a nervous, excited and soooo ready to kick it in Copenhagen – meet new people, get inspired and challenged and to have fun in-between.

Copenhagen – We come in peace!

Ars Electronica, the past summer and the future

 

The summer passed way to fast and it has been a few months of catching up after our workshop in Bergen. Currently we are working on a larger physical 3-D installation that hopefully will meet the public before the end of the year.

During September we got the opportunity to visit Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria a got loads of new inspiration. Traveling back to Gothenburg we unfortunately was informed that Cat Eyed People’s Playground must move already before the end of October and at present we are trying to get all settled and find a new site for our workshop, events and exhibitions. So at present everything except looking for a new location has come to a stand, but we hope to be back in ‘business’ by the beginning of November.

 

 

March and already April

 

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It has been a couple of hectic months and all of a sudden it was April. During February and March we hosted four Word Jams at Brunnen. We could have wished for more participants but other than that it were brilliant and creative events. At present we are evaluating and working with the reports for the funding we received.

Next time will be during the International Science Festival Gothenburg in May when we will guide six school-classes through the word-jam-jungle. That will be great fun!

During the festival we also host three events together with Brunnen all with a focus on hip hop and our exhibition Beats & Ord.

At the end of May we are of to Bergen, Norway, with Slot Car Music were we will participate in the conference Digital Technology in Arts Education.

Last but not least we have repainted Cat Eyed People’s Playground so that it is ready for take off in June.

Looking forward to 2017

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The last months have been hectic and a bit chaotic. But now with the end of 2016 approaching we can conclude that we did not win the lottery this year either but learned more than money can buy and had fun while learning (and lacking sleep at times).

2017 already have a bunch of dates crossed in the calendar – feels great!

To begin with Cat Eyed People’s Playground will stay at Masthuggskajen, at least for part of 2017, for how long we will know during January when the contract is signed.

WordJam will take place in Gothenburg during the first part of the year. Thanks to additional support from Pronto, City of Gothenburg, 2 or 3  Swedish WordJam will held before mid-April.

WordJam together with Beats & Ord will then be part of The International Science Festival Gothenburg May 8 – 19, both as a part of the School Programme and as a part of the Public Programme.

In the end of May Slot Car Music head of to Bergen, Norway, where Cat Eyed People will host a workshop at and participate in the conference Digital Technology in Arts Education.

At Cat Eyed People’s Playground the exhibitions and playfulness will continue and a new exhibition will open in the beginning of next year.