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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017
 

London

SLAM FRIDAYS LATE OPENING
Click to enlarge Nov 24, 2017 5:00pm - 8:00pm
3-Phase will be open until 8pm as part of SLAM Fridays, the late night opening of galleries in South London on the last Friday of every month.
 
For a full programme visit the South London Art Map website.
Free. No booking neccesary.
JERWOOD SPACE

Ireland

PHILIP NAPIER : DUBLIN GALLERY WEEKEND
Click to enlarge Performance & Talk Nov 24, 2017 1:00pm
A special performance lecture by Philip Napier whose work is included in The Ocean After Nature.
DUBLIN CITY GALLERY THE HUGH LANE

 
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
 

London

THE ONLY PATH TO TOMORROW
Click to enlarge Seminar/Symposium Nov 25, 2017 11:00am - 6:00pm
The Only Path to Tomorrow is a symposium convened by Zach Blas. Artists and scholars Ramon Amaro, Erika Balsom, Matthew Fuller, Elena Gorfinkel, Lawrence Lek, Ana Teixeira Pinto and Susanne Sachsse will discuss themes of the exhibition in relation to their own research, ranging from smart drug trends to contemporary manifestations of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of objectivism; from futures of artificial intelligence to transparent architecture in Silicon Valley; from modes of minoritarian techo-resistance to aesthetic strategies in queer cinema. Nootropics will be served.
FREE TO ATTEND, NO BOOKING REQUIRED. Find out more: www.gasworks.org.uk/events/symposium-the-only-path-to-tomorrow-2017-11-25/
GASWORKS

 
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2017
 

London

MANUEL MATHIEU IN CONVERSATION WITH CURATOR PORTIA MALATJIE
Talk Nov 26, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Free. RSVP on Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com/e/manuel-mathieu-in-conversation-with-curator-portia-malatjie-tickets-39221814503
TIWANI CONTEMPORARY

 
 
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017
 

London

HOW TO AVERT THE APOCALYPSE: ECOLOGICAL OVERSHOOT & DEGROWTH
Click to enlarge Talk Nov 27, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Jason Hickel, anthropologist at London School of Economics, gives an introductory talk on Degrowth, a social, political and economic movement that advocates for the downscaling of production and consumption—the contraction of economies—arguing that over-consumption lies at the root of long term environmental issues and social inequalities.
 
Dr Jason Hickel is an anthropologist whose research focuses on inequality, global justice, and alternative economics. He is the author of a number of books, most recently The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions (Penguin, 2017). In addition to his academic work, Jason writes a column on development issues for The Guardian, and contributes to a number of other online outlets. He works as Policy Director with /The Rules collective, serves on the executive board of Academics Stand Against Poverty, and holds a Fellowship at the Royal Society of Arts.
This event is free to attend. Booking is required via Eventbrite:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-avert-the-apocalypse-ecological-overshoot-and-the-degrowth-imperative-tickets-39396618346
JERWOOD SPACE

 
 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017
 

England

VOZ RARA RARA RARA VOZ RARA - JAUME FERRETE VAZQUEZ
Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2017 to 12:00am
Voz Rara Rara Rara is an artist’s research-driven workshop on other political genealogies of voice and listening. It is directed at art workers, activists, students, academics, or any person interested, studying or working with the politics of voice and listening, particularly in relation to technology, body, gender or ‘disabilities’. During the workshop we will work with texts, audiovisual documents and materials drawn from the practices of artists, theorists and activists including Amanda Baggs, Amanda Weidman, Anne Carson, Boris Fridman Mintz, Jonathan Ree, Lawrence Abu Hamdam, Occupy Wall Street, Jérôme Bel or Yes We Fuck among others. We will explore synthetic voices, deaf cultures and sign languages, gender and the body and politics of the voice and listening. Specific case-studies such as the masculinisation of Thatcher’s voice, Bell Lab’s Voice Operator Demonstrator, and the ‘listened voice’ of the Tojolabal people within the Zapatista movement will be examined.
 

 
1 December, 7pm
performance in Minerva Works
‘There are none so deaf’ is a performed reading of a text of the same name, to be published later this year by Q-O2 and Errant Bodies. The text takes its title from a cartoon by Gonzalo Rocha in which the voice of Zapatista Comandanta Esther, at the Mexican Congress, is represented as the plump body of a speech scroll. The cartoon is used as the starting point of a genealogy that goes through deaf culture and sign languages, synthetic voices, the phonograph and the telephone, to present another possible genealogy of the politics of voice and listening.
 
This event is part of VOZ RARA curated by Grand Union Curators-in-Residence Anna Santomauro and Valerio Del Baglivo.
Workshop is open to everyone, but booking is essential.
Free, book tickets here.
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/voz-rara-rara-rara-a-workshop-led-by-jaume-ferrete-vazquez-tickets-37696697838
GRAND UNION

 
 
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017
 

London

KEVIN GAFFNEY IN CONVERSATION WITH KATHLEEN SORIANO
Click to enlarge Artist Talk Dec 1, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
On December 1st December, 6 - 8 pm, the artist will be in conversation with Kathleen Soriano.
Block 336

 
 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017
 

London

AESTHETICS, POETICS AND FICTION AS TOOLS FOR CHANGE
Seminar/Symposium Dec 2, 2017 11:00am - 5:00pm
A symposium expanding on the current exhibition, BearMotherHouse, by the artist-duo, Fourthland. Exploring object-making, aesthetics, fiction and the poetic in art as tools for community formation and social change.
Booking via Eventrbite.
£8/6
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/symposium-aesthetics-poetics-fiction-as-tools-for-change-tickets-38203654158
SPACE

 
 
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017
 

London

VANESSA DA SILVA
Dec 7, 2017 - Jan 28, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Vanessa da Silva will be presenting new works and performances. Informed by dance and choreography da Silva’s work often manifests itself as performance and sculptural objects. Driven by her personal search for her Brazilian identity, she is drawn to the carnival as a concoction of European and African traditions built from the process of colonisation. Through the movement of the carnival she explores the spaces between the European and the African identity.
 
Following her time during a residency at Ox-Bow da Silva will present a new body of work that will be based in her exploration of space between nationalities that is neither African or European which are both part of her own heritage. Reworking the graphics of diverse maps, mixing them in new layouts and ‘new territories’.The installation will work in response to the space, creating a ‘stage’ with different heights, some ‘filled’ with work and some missing. This will dictate on how the audience will be able to navigate the gallery.
 
Vanessa da Silva has shown extensively, recent exhibitions & projects include: Tati, Pandangle House/ Favela Erotica, London, 2007; Fur, curated by Pablo Leon de la Barra, White Cubicle Toilet Gallery, London, 2008; Fine Art WIP Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2016; RCA Secret, Art Dubai, Mina A’ Salam, Dubai, 2016; With Institutions Like This…, curated by Victor Wang and Alex Meurice, Averard Hotel, London, 2016; Notes.app, Dyson Gallery, London, 2016; Stuff We Did, Dyson Gallery, London, 2016; Carry On, Dyson Gallery, London, 2016; 'Seamless Territories', Blyth Gallery, London, 2017; 'Herland', Bosse and Baum Gallery, London, 2017, RCA Graduation Show, 2017, Ox-Bow Artists Residency, 2017.
 
The series of exhibitions for 2017/18 at StudioRCA Riverlight curated by A- - -Z will explore displacement & otherness – presenting studies of deconstruction of pre-conceived/imperialist knowledge, often through the scope of science fiction, with a selection of solo exhibitions.
 
www.rca.ac.uk/schools/school-of-arts-humanities/studiorca/
www.abc-z.org
 
Coming up>>>
December: Vanessa Da Silva
In 2018, Erica Scourti, Larry Achiampong, Pio Abad & many more…
 
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StudioRCA at Riverlight is run by the Royal College of Art as a test-bed and exhibition space for collaborating curators and curatorial agencies to engage with public audiences.
 
Funded by St James, part of the Berkeley Group, the space will support the long-term cultural strategy for the prestigious Riverlight development, animating the public open space, providing the first cultural offer within Nine Elms on the South Bank, and contributing to London's wider cultural offer by drawing in the local community, visitors, residents and workers to the area. The partnership was brokered and developed by cultural consultancy Futurecity. Together we are incubating the best emerging artists from all around the world, right here in Nine Elms. We are enriching the Nine Elms district through art and culture.
Free - open to all
A—-Z at StudioRCA Riverlight

 
 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017
 

London

GASWORKS OPEN STUDIOS
Click to enlarge Dec 9, 2017 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Get to know Gasworks' international artists in residence at this free event offering audiences a unique opportunity to see, hear about and discuss the research and work-in-progress that they have been developing over the past three months.
 
Artists: Katrina Beekhuis (New Zealand), Patricia Domínguez (Chile), Mahbub Jokhio (Pakistan), Andrés Pereira Paz (Bolivia)
 
Open Studios 12-6pm
Artist talks 4pm
Admission free, no booking required
GASWORKS

VOYAGE OF THE RELIC TRAVELLER
Click to enlarge Performance Dec 9, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Voyage of the Relic Traveller is a new performance by Larry Achiampong with Shiraz Bayjoo. Directly linked with Achiampong’s Afrofuturist project Relic Traveller, the performance simultaneously combines multi-channel visuals depicting historical, present and future colonial narratives accompanied by an intense, beat-driven live soundtrack of remixed audio and spoken word.
This event is free to attend. Booking is required via Eventbrite:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/voyage-of-the-relic-traveller-tickets-39396934291
JERWOOD SPACE

 
 
MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018
 

London

PROJECTIONS: DARREN ARONOFSKY : THE CINEMA OF OBSESSION
Click to enlarge Jan 22 - Feb 5, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Three-week evening course
Mondays, 7:00pm-9:00pm
 
American film director Darren Aronofsky was once asked if he deliberately aims to make audiences feel uncomfortable. He replied, “I definitely want to make them feel something. I'm inspired by the Cyclone roller coaster in Coney Island, where I grew up. It is the greatest ride in the world. I've always tried to construct my films with the same structure: intense, on the edge of your seat.”
 
The influence of cinema masters Polanski, Buñuel and Cronenberg is evident in Aronofsky’s ambitious oeuvre, which is built on representing extreme states: isolationists preoccupied with abstract intellectual concepts, addicts consumed with the desire to chase the next mind bending high, public performers who brutally push their bodies and psyches beyond the edge. Aronofsky’s recent release, mother!, is a strikingly violent metaphor that makes the Cyclone roller coaster seem like a walk in the park. Reactions to his films are mixed - spectators either love or loathe the controversial auteur; he certainly isn’t for the faint of heart!
 
In this 3-week lecture series, six of Aronofsky’s films will be examined in categories relating to Fixation, Performance and Cosmology, referencing psychoanalytic concepts to shed light on the running theme of obsession throughout his body of work. We will engage closely with the director’s signature style (a combination of melodrama, psychological horror, fantasy and surrealism) as he portrays the devastating pitfalls and amplified pleasures of being driven by a singular, extreme passion. The motif of obsession communicates yearning, pain and love in a supercharged way - it is difficult to name a modern director who surpasses Aronofsky in authentically representing this overwhelming emotional experience on film.
 
Advance viewing is optional, select scenes and montages will be shown during weekly sessions (see filmography below).
 
Week 1 - FIXATION
Pi (1998): A paranoid mathematician searches for a primer that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.
Requiem For A Dream (2000): The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island characters are shattered when their addictions spin out of control.
 
Week 2 - PERFORMANCE
The Wrestler (2008): A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle.
Black Swan (2010): A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.
 
Week 3 - COSMOLOGY
The Fountain (2006): A modern-day scientist struggles with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife.
mother! (2017): A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
 
PROJECTIONS is psychoanalysis for film interpretation. PROJECTIONS empowers film spectators to express subjective associations they consider to be meaningful. Expertise in psychoanalytic theory is not necessary - the only prerequisite is the desire to enter and inhabit the imaginary world of film, which is itself a psychoanalytic act.
 
MARY WILD, a Freudian cinephile from Montreal, is the creator of PROJECTIONS.
Full Price: £45
Students/senior citizens/unwaged: £36
Friends of the Museum: £36
 
Book Here:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/projections-darren-aronofsky-the-cinema-of-obsession-tickets-39224667035
Freud Museum London

 
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