TAG Collective

TAG Collective are curating a line up of local artists for International Women’s Day event ‘Reading LIVE’ with Strength Collective and South Street Arts Centre.

From an open call out to artists who identify as female and are based in Berkshire, we had a fantastic response. Before the event begins and during the half hour long interval, 4 fantastic artists will be performing their interactive works in MacDevitts. The 4 artists who were finally chosen all bring something unique to the event.

Laura Mathis a local theatre maker, dancer and artist is creating a specially commissioned video piece about identity. This will be projected across the wall, with headphones for those who want to hear the audio.

Kate Lewis has built a huge egg structure, plush with padding and seats, audiences can slip off their shoes and step inside to watch a video of her dance piece exploring motherhood and family generations.

Amy Pennington will be drawing, live in the space, whilst audiences drink and chat during the interval. She will draw one continuous picture of all the women that inspire her and as audiences arrive and have a drink, they can contribute images of the women in their lives who inspire them.

Shehnoor Ahmed is a multimedia artist, and invites audiences to step inside a booth and dance with her through the woods.