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Battersea Arts Centre, London

Jo Fong

What will people need?

Jo Fong and Battersea Arts Centre will create an online ‘archive of hope’, gently guiding people to reflect on loss, relationships and the increasingly important role of neighbourhoods.

What will people need? is a new commission by Jo Fong, an artist and gardener whose award-winning work explores new ways of connecting people. The durational project will encourage the depth and legacy of communities, which have become a vital source of support, care and unity for so many over the past year. Through a visual art installation at Battersea Arts Centre and an online ‘archive of hope’, the project will gently guide people to reflect on loss, relationships and the increasingly important role of neighbourhoods, looking gently to the future and acknowledging what and who we need to remember.

What will people need? is about connecting. We’re definitely not through this and there is no doubt that there are more difficult times to come. We’re living in and out of hope, yet the seasons keep coming. This moment has scrapped so many versions of stability and yet there is an opportunity to re-think.

In these times,  What is success? Getting to 2022 with grace perhaps? Or can we do this together? Or are there things we will need to start again and do differently?

Through a visual art installation at Battersea Arts Centre and an online ‘archive of hope’, the project will gently guide people to reflect on loss, relationships and the increasingly important role of neighbourhoods, looking gently to the future and acknowledging what and who we need to remember.

To join the conversation please visit  www.whatwillpeopleneed.com

Special thank you to artist advisor and friend Sonia Hughes.

Battersea Arts Centre

Battersea Arts Centre
Lavender Hill
London SW11 5TN

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Jo Fong

Jo Fong

Jo Fong is a director, choreographer and performer working in dance, film, opera, theatre and live art. Her celebrated An Invitation… was selected for both British Council Edinburgh Showcase and British Dance Edition. Her work embraces the act and the art of bringing people together.