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Marcelo Sánchez-Camus (London, The United Kingdom)

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R.M. Sánchez-Camus is a creative practitioner who develops works of art in collaboration with community partners. He creates site-responsive works that activate dialogue, interaction, visual impact and community cohesion. His interests lay in neighbourhood narratives, hidden mythologies, psycho-geography, and outdoor works.

He is a London-based creative practitioner born in New York City to parents who emigrated from Chile. His work explores interaction, public spectacles, social systems, the body politic and urban imagination. His practice can be understood in four layers that mutually compliment and inform each other: collaborative making, psycho-geographic explorations, visual arts and social art.

R.M. Sánchez-Camus’s commitment to social engagement and site-specific work has led him to design and deliver a range of works such as parades, street banners, outdoor performances, sound installations, audio walks, circus, and immersive theatre.

Freedom Festival,

The United Kingdom (UK)

Member of IN SITU since 2016

Freedom Festival celebrates, through artistic and cultural expression, Hull’s independent spirit and historic contribution to the cause of freedom.

We explore, and provide a platform for, local, national and international representations of freedom, independence of spirit through the pure freedom of creative expression. We will always make reference to ‘freedom’ as a concept, pushing boundaries to express it in a variety of ways through our programme.

We work closely with artists, organisations, businesses, families, individuals and community groups to create a world-class urban arts festival that offers something for everyone. We bring renowned national and international programming to our city, while always providing opportunities for supporting, showcasing and developing local and regional talent.

We constantly challenge to ourselves to seek out and work with artists who are brave enough to further explore and debate concepts of freedom, both from a historical viewpoint and also in terms of what freedom means today, in 2016 and beyond. Artists who can create impactful work, work which gets audiences talking and debating and challenging and celebrating

New commissions feature in our programme each year; in 2015, for example, the festival featured Humber Calling, a collection of work curated by sound artist Scanner that celebrated Hull’s iconic cream phone boxes and the changing nature of broadcasting. Read more about our commissions and in-year work here.

Artistic Director: Mikey Martins