DBiC Podcast Episode 3 Anton Mirto and Sebastian Hicks March 2020 by RosaSenCis published on 2020-03-27T10:08:18Z Episode 3 – Anton Mirto and Sebastian Hicks in conversation with Marie-Louise Crawley Episode 3 features two special guests, artist Anton Mirto (A2 Dance company), and architect and academic Sebastian Hicks (Coventry University), to talk movement, choreography and architecture in Coventry. At once playful and rigorous, Mirto’s work is interested in the possibility of social change – and in thinking about the small actions that might build up to bring it about. Mirto has presented works at: Whitechapel Gallery, Royal Opera House, ICA, LIFT, The Place, and Tate Modern as well as internationally from Paris to Cape Town. She has also been visiting lecturer at University of the Arts (MA Costume) Royal Central School of Speech & Drama (MA Performance) and Kingston University (Architecture & Landscape). Sebastian Hicks studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, and is a Practising Architect, as well as Course Director for the Masters of Architecture at Coventry University. Hicks is a researcher at Coventry University’s Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations. As part of his research, he developed the project, The Chapel of Many, as a tool for the appropriation of public space, where act takes precedence over form. In summer 2019, Mirto worked on Scaffolding, a workshop-performance event for seven dancers sited within Hicks’ The Chapel of Many and set inside the ruins of Coventry Cathedral as part of the Coventry Welcomes Festival Refugee Week. We spoke about Lady Godiva, the body in public space, and urban intimacy, with a special focus on Hicks’ The Chapel of Many and Mirto’s Scaffolding (Coventry, 2019). Given the current situation of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown in the UK, we also discussed how Scaffolding’s themes of restriction, attachment and intimacy in public spaces might speak to us today.