A FREE NIGHT OF EXPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCE
Curated by Kisito Assangni
A project by Frank Gerlitzki
Monday 31 October 2011 – 7.30 – 10pm
Nathalie Mba Bikoro
Kai-Oi Jay Yung
19H30 – 22H00
-Video screenings by Oreet Ashery | Kai-Oi Jay Yung | Ane Lan | Jenny Hyde
-Live performances by Nathan Walker | Nathalie Mba Bikoro | Benjamin Faga | Poppy Jackson
XTC – Xiaozhou Transport Company is a virtual communication net connecting art institutes and art lovers around the world. XTC is an open, experimental art project and a part of the SAT- Special Artistic Territory, a global idea allowing artistic creation in public space. The project has been presented in China, Greece, Mexico and next stop: London.
Oreet Ashery (Israel/UK) is a London based, interdisciplinary visual artist. Ashery’s practice is socially and politically engaged, often takes place in public spaces or situations, and tends to include participatory and interactive elements. Frequently Ashery will produce work as a male character.
Ashery exhibits, performs, intervenes and screens her work extensively in an international context, those have included the Liverpool Biennial, ZKM, Tate Modern, Brooklyn Museum, Pompidou Centre, Freud Museum, Umjetnicki Paviljon, National Review of Live Art and Foxy Production.
Benjamin Faga (USA) is an artist exploring the nature-cultures that have developed through the commingling of technology and the environment. Using a variety of tools and methods including: costume making, film, performance, workshops, sculpture, and writing, he aims to open a space for new discussion and facilitate playful perspective changing experiences for a wide range of audiences.
His work has been shown at MoMA, New York; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Pixel Gallery, Toronto; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis…
Jenny Hyde (USA) is a new media artist holding an MFA from Alfred University, New York. Her work explores questions about physical experiences and environment. Hyde had exhibitions at Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York; Trade Center, Seattle; Galerie Octobre, Paris; Scope Fair Miami.
Poppy Jackson (UK) makes action-based work using sticks, blood, earth, flags and birdsong. The crossing of thresholds within celebratory rites of transition is embodied live, in pieces exploring transformative states.
Poppy studied Visual Performance at Dartington College of Arts, and will commence an MA in Performance Making this year at Goldsmiths University. She acts as a Mentor for recent graduates within the field of Performance Art, and has organised and led workshops and performance events for emerging artists in Dublin and London, most recently running Professional Development Project ‘Liminal Bodies’ supported by Artsadmin and The Live Art Development Agency. She is an Associate Artist of ]performance space[ in North London. Poppy’s work has been presented at The Barbican Arts Centre, Whitechapel Art Gallery, and Battersea Arts Centre, London; The Museum of Modern Art, Detroit; 18th Street Art Center, Los Angeles; Project Arts Centre, Dublin; Black Box, Belfast; The Arnolfini, Bristol and at FEM Festival, Spain.
Ane Lan (Norway) is a critically-acclaimed performance artist who graduated from the National College of Art and Design in Oslo. In his performance and video works, he tries to stage the naive artist and frame a romantic view of the arts in a almost subversive strategy that insists on conveying a political message on a intimately personal level.
Ane has been widely performing in important institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Schwules Museum, Berlin; The Barbican, London; Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo; Jeu de Paume, Paris.
Nathalie Mba Bikoro (France/Gabon) uses creative arts to introduce alternative independent adaptations of social life and development in communities in Northern Gabon. While mainly residing in London, she currently works as a visiting University Lecturer across Europe and Gabon teaching in creative contemporary arts, politics and philosophy.
Nathalie is developing many educational interdisciplinary arts projects and collaborations including ArtEvict & DNA Gabon. Her exhibitions have traveled internationally including South London Gallery, London; Performing Arts Academy, Helsinki; SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin; Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Festival South Korea among others.
Nathan Walker (UK)‘s practice transforms the event of writing into performance, video and collage and other things that make it difficult to produce readings. These forms are interconnected and assemble found and constructed images as language experiments using poetic explorations of symmetry, paragrammatic readings and interruption. Underpinned by a state of loss or discomfort his work uses notating, obscuring and repeating, arranging, organising and deconstructing, tasks, images and texts. Considering the action of making as a meeting and arrangement of relationships between bodies, objects and words.
Walker is interested in appropriation, the political philosophy of anarchism and autobiographical codes.
Recent projects include: Hunter Gatherer, PSL Project Space Leeds; Proximity Effect, Plymouth Arts Center; Spill Festival, London; ArtEvict, ]Performance S p a c e[ London; Whippit 4, Elevator Gallery London; Red Ape at In The Flesh, Plymouth Arts Center; Live Art Falmouth, Cornwall.
Kai-Oi Jay Yung (China/UK) graduated from University of Dundee, BA (Hons) Fine Art, 2006 (1:1). Prior, Yung studied French at sheffield University (2:1, 1999) working in public relations, London for clients from Microsoft to Warner Brothers and Sony.
Her immersive video narratives, dialogical platforms and multi-sensory interventions are propelled by a desire to reconstruct cultural forms and formers, disseminating the psychology, political and sociological identities of inhabitants and places.
Selected exhibitions include: A Narrative Psychosis, Cornerhouse, Manchester; Images War, Abrons Arts Centre, New York; Tarot de Marseille, La Friche La Belle de Mai, Marseille; Istanbul Biennial; The Wormhole Saloon, Whitechapel Gallery, London.
About the curator
Kisito Assangni is an artist and curator currently living between London and Paris. His artwork and projects primarily question post-globalization impact and psychogeography.
His works have been shown internationally, including the Institute of contemporary Arts, London; Musée des Arts Derniers, Paris; Arnot Art Museum, New York; The Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago; Centre for Contemporary Art, Kiev; Sint-Lukas Gallery, Brussels; Arad Art Museum, Romania; New Art Projects, Beijing (China)…
Kisito is the founder/curator of Time is Love Screening – annual international video art exhibition.
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