Murat Adash, One in the Other (Part 1), 2018 (1,1,2)
Performance

The Body Series: To the UNKNOWN

Sat 28 Mar 2020
16.00 - 21.00
£8.00
Lancaster Rooms
New Wing

The Body Series is a new programme of four events focused on the exploration of feminism, sexuality and expression through text, movement and sound.

For this edition of The Body Series, A---Z examines the gaze on the ‘other’ and its representation, its definition for new possibilities through sci-fi narratives and alternative technologies. 

To the UNKNOWN will unfold through discussions, performances, and screenings counteracting homogenization & imperialist historicizing – asking how we create a platform to question and defy the norm, what are the options, solutions & human representations we can explore for new possibilities. 

With: Murat Adash, Julie Béna, Whiskey Chow, Kate Cooper, Sonya Dyer, Carla Ganis, Agi Haines, Holly Herndon & Jlin (feat. Spawn), Tarek Lakhrissi, Jennifer Martin, Sadé Mica, Sitraka Rakatoniaina, Tai Shani, Purple Velvet (Zoe Marden + Vasiliki Antonopoulou), Su-Hui-Yu.

ABOUT THE CURATOR

Anne Duffau is a cultural producer, researcher, and founder of A---Z, an exploratory/nomadic curatorial platform exploring artistic practices and knowledge exchange through collaborations, presentations, soundscapes, screenings and discussions. A---Z shares discursive practices that challenge preconceived ideas of race and gender identities, and challenges the powers that have shaped our(hi)stories. A---Z reflects on current socio-political issues, particularly in relation to future bodies, gender identities, empowerment in deconstructing (hi)stories, exploring technology, and re-imagining alternative and revolutionary worlds through other narratives and histories.

Anne is co-curator of the Dark Water event series, with artist Tai Shani, and co-founder of the night programme Décalé, with Chooc Ly Tan. She has collaborated with a range of projects and organisations including ArtLicks, Southwark Park Galleries, Mimosa House and Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London Please Stand By, or-bits .com, PAF Olomouc Czech Republic & Tenderflix.

Anne has previously run the StudioRCA Riverlight, London programme (2016-2018) and is currently the interim curator at Wysing Arts Center, a Tutor at the School of Arts and Humanities, and is the acting Lead in Critical Practice, within the Royal College of Art’s Contemporary Art Practice Programme.

She has performed live music under Alpha through a number of projects and collaborations.

www.abc-z.org

Full programme

16.00 – 16.30: Film Screening  

Holly Herndon & Jlin (feat. Spawn) 
www.hollyherndon.com 
www.planet.mu/artists/jlin  

Sadé Mica 
www.sademica.com  

Su-Hui-Yu 
www.suhuiyu.com  

Carla Ganis 
www.carlagannis.com  

16.45 – 17.45: Speculative Futures and Bodies (talk) 

With: Sonya Dyer, Agi Haines, Tai Shani and Sitraka Rakatoniaina. Moderated by Anne Duffau (A---Z) 

Each guest speakers will briefly present their practices and recent projects. Followed by a discussion moderated by Anne Duffau around the future of genders & how bodies evolves, exploring what technology, medicine and speculative design can bring to our morphing species. 

www.agihaines.com  
www.sitraka.co.uk  
www.sonyadyerprojects.wordpress.com  
www.taishani.com  

18.00 – 18.20: Film Screening  

Kate Cooper 
www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/hayward-gallery/past-exhibitions/kate-cooper  

Tarek Lakhrissi 
www.tareklakhrissi.com  

18.30 – 19.00: Performance 

Chinese-born Activist turned Artist and Drag King, Whiskey Chow, will present her newest performance. 
www.whiskeychow.com  

19.00 – 19.40: Film Screening  

Jennifer Martin 
www.jennifer-martin.co.uk  

Murat Adash 
www.muratadash.com  

Julie Béna 
www.juliebena.com  

19.45 – 20.15: Performance  

Purple Velvet collective (Vasiliki Antonopoulou + Zoe Marden) experiments around the idea of the Queer throughout event curation; for the Body Series they create a new live AV performance on the Future Queer. 
www.vasilikiantonopoulou.com  
www.instagram.com/zoemarden  

Throughout: Born in Flames by Lizzie Borden, 1983 will be playing in a loop.