A collection of interviews, thought pieces, ideas and reflections from the trailblazing voices involved in our festivals and projects.
THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE
Creative Director Amy Letman reflects on how Transform is building opportunities for young creatives and leaders through an international festival context, and shares ambitious opportunities for those aged 16-21.
Linda Maestra: a residency
Part road-trip, part-experimental laboratory; Lowri Evans & Martha Kiss Perrone undertake a wild residency across West Yorkshire summoning the powers of old age.
A Party for Our Times
Artist Emma Bentley Fox captures Transform 21-22 closing event 'A Party for Our Times' through intimate film photography.
THE ORIGINS OF FRONTERA I BORDER
Amanda Piña explores the choreography of borders and delves into the history of the folk dance which inspired 'Frontera | Border – A Living Monument'.
Learning to weld
Through images and voice notes, Rachel introduces us to some artefacts of her journey learning and rehearsing the skill of welding, and reflects on some of the language involved.
Zion Collective & Grief Series: A Timeline of the Collaboration
Grief Series' artistic director Ellie Harrison shares timeline of collaboration with Mexico's Zion Collective.
‘A brand-new skill’: Lua Bairstow’s audio diary
Lua shares a teaser of their audio diary, revealing the making process and learning journey of The Sound Grief Project.
An invitation from MEXA
A self-portrait, a group-picture, a collage, an invitation, a provocation, a teaser, a trailer? All of these and something in-between from our friends from MEXA.
An introduction to Bibisae and Korean theatre with Jaha Koo
Explore Jaha’s research journey in this time-hopping video, mixing archival footage with previews of Jaha’s performance.
Realising an Extended Festival
As the final wave of Transform 21-22 approaches, Creative Director Amy Letman shares some of the memorable moments and challenges of bringing an extended festival to life.
Meeting the extraordinary MEXA
Get acquainted with Brazilian collective, MEXA in this video introduction.
Death is Life: Introducing Zion Art Studio and The Ofrenda
Founder of Zion Art Studio Marco Medina unpacks their long-term collaboration with Leeds-based collective The Grief Series.
Let’s see what happens: James Varney
An introduction to the curation of the Thinking section and what to expect in the coming months.
Thinking about Transform 21-22
Creative Director Amy Letman reflects on curating Transform 21-22
On documenting the rehearsal room: Lowri Evans
Artist Lowri Evan’s journal of intimate, and often light hearted drawings offer an alternative documentation style for Quarantine’s 12 Last Songs rehearsal process.
“A kaleidoscopic glimpse at a slice of society”
Quarantine’s Co-Artistic Director Richard Gregory gives an introduction to his epic durational work 12 Last Songs, and the process of making it over the past 18 months.