Somerset House Studios have announced an extensive online programme as they go digital in response to the Covid-19 crisis. The experimental workspace will host artist-led workshops, peer-to-peer sessions, podcasts, long reads, deep listens and live performances via broadcast, all set to run for the foreseeable future.
The aptly titled I Should be Doing Something Else Right Now Live will see several artists, including Juliana Huxtable, deliver live broadcasts “exploring work, play and process,” while Nabihah Iqbal, FKA Throwing Shade, is among those to host sessions aimed towards helping young people find routes into creative industries during such uncertain times. Both ‘pay what you can’ initiatives, the former will take place monthly, beginning today (April 28th) with I LEAF, a “post-apocalyptic techno-fantasy” from anti-disciplinary artist Vivienne Griffin (watch it live at 18:00 BST).
Other highlights include isolation-focused, artist-led workshops from DIY sound and music platform Mutant Promise, and Transmissions, a new paid-for platform commissioning work from artists, writers and thinkers to be shared online.
Find out more and browse the full programme here.