How would you describe your show in one sentence?
The Home Live Art Exchange is a playful programme of happenings, interactions and games curated around the theme of Exchange between live art artists and festival goers.
How important is it for festivals such as Latitude to have arts programming alongside the music acts?
The great thing about Latitude is that it is like a smorgasbord of cultural activities, and of course having theatre, poetry and live art in the mix is a crucial part of that. It is the arts programme that sets Latitude aside from other festivals.
How have you been preparing for festival life?
It’ll be my fourth year at the festival but some of the artists will be coming for the first time. I’ve been preparing by writing a list of everything I forgot last year (like bug spray) and I’ll pass this on to the artists in the hope that they don’t make the same mistakes I have done previously.
What do you think sets The Exchange apart from all the other Latitude offerings?
Our artists, and the interaction that takes place between them and the Latitude audiences. If you stop by at the Exchange you can experience anything from a duet power ballad sung on a megaphone to edible manicures. It’s the mix and play that makes the event really special.
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Latitude (apart from your own!)?
I’m going to keep an eye out for Bryony Kimmings and the Forest Fringe tent.
Wellies or fancy footwear for the festival?
Neither! Sturdy walking boots which can be worked and partied in.
Are you camping at Latitude and if so what’s your one top camping tip?
Last year we somehow managed to put our tent over a bed of thorny weeds…so I’d look more carefully before you choose a spot!
Latitude is famous for its multi-coloured sheep – if the Exchange was an animal what type of animal would it be?
A kind of chameleon that can change colour and shape depending on who’s looking at it…
The Home Live Art Exchange runs at Latitude on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th