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Get Up Stand Up! at Galleries of Justice

20 Mar, 2015 at 12:00 am - 30 Dec, 2015 at 12:00 am

No more Get Up Stand Up tours are scheduled.

Please call Galleries of Justice on 0115 9939 811 to enquire about the next available tour date and to book.

Get Up Stand Up! is a site specific, digital audio-visual installation and tour at the Galleries of Justice Museum in Nottingham. This ambitious art installation traverses various spaces including the main court room, gaols, cells and caves. Using digital technologies, the tour articulates and explores representations and interpretations of global civil rights in unexpected ways, as visitors move through the cool, dark corridors submerged in the depths and dungeons of the venue. The narrative explores histories and facts of the past exploring several locations across the globe as context and stimulus: North America, UK, South Africa, India and Burma.

This contemporary art installation challenges visitors to look at the museum space in a new light. It offers a theatrical and poetic journey, responding to the ideas of civil rights pioneers who have challenged oppressive regimes. The installation merges past with present and instigates dream-like flashes through a mystical portrayal of creative writing, music and visuals.

“The need for humans to move and adapt has seen cities flourish, social and cultural ritual and practice emerge, and, with that, the development of philosophy about the ways we live our lives. The landscape, as it constantly shifts, allows us the opportunity to challenge and alter our worlds and societies. This notion is the core essence of Get Up Stand Up! We have embarked on a journey with young people across the city of Nottingham over a series of months, exploring the concepts of natural justice and the law. We have looked at civil rights leaders and events which have shaped some of the legal and social frameworks we have today. We have demonstrated, dramatised and drawn along the way!” – Sooree Pillay (Artistic Director & Writer of Get up Stand Up)

There is also a resources room in the adjacent and disused Police Station where visitors can learn more about the project, contemplating past and present civil and human rights issues of the globe using aural recordings and digital devices.

Watch the trailer for the Get Up Stand Up project here.

Executive Producers and Artist Directors: New Art Exchange Skinder Hundal (CEO of New Art Exchange), Sooree Pillay (Artistic Director of Get Up Stand Up and YARD)

Commissioners and Venue: Galleries of Justice, Tim Desmond (CEO), Pollie Shorthouse (Executive Director of National Centre for Citizenship and the Law)

Artistic team from New Art Exchange: led by theatre maker and writer Sooree Pillay (Artistic Director, writer), accompanied by Bernhard Schimpelsberger (sound), Karl Ellison (visuals) and Juneau Projects (digital mapping and installation)

Assistant Producer: Josh Pickering

Narrators and actors: YARD theatre, Josh Pickering, Reem Soliman and Sooree Pillay

Consultants: Roger Bromley, Paul Gerhardt

Project support from the EVS Team at NAE: Antonio Guerrieri (lead Installation Architect), Alianelli Immacollata (Installation Architect) and Reem Soliman (Education Pack Coordinator)

Young People Youth Engagement Co-ordinator: Boseda Olawoye

Artist Educator: Sian Watson Taylor

Youth groups and schools: Radford Primary, Forest Fields Primary, Take 1 Studios, YMCA Digital, Chat’Bout, YARD Theatre.