MONDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2018, at 6 pm
Venue: Convent dels Àngels exhibition gallery.
- 6 pm. In a Flickering Light. Performance project by Sander Breure and Witte van Hulzen
A collaboration between the Mondriaan Fonds, tegenboschvanvreden and LOOP
Curated by Marta Ramos-Yzquierdo
A portrait of ‘being behind the screen’. A theatre, four actors, light and sound. A performance about the behavior of the body in the light of our devices. The Dutch artists Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen offer a reflection on our ‘fluid’ society, in which technology has become a condition for our existence. The research started two years ago at LOOP Fair, where they observed the behavior of the audience in the hotel rooms, the bodies spread out on beds and sofas in a state of dream or hypnosis, lit by the flickering light of screens and projections. In this work, the screen –as the interface for our contemporary relationships with the other and with the world– turns out to be both the face and its masks. The moving image would be the territory to think about the neuroplastical effects of the everyday digital world on the ways we grasp reality.
- 7 pm. SQUEAK, SQUEAK.Marianna Simnett's videos: a selection
A collaboration between LOOP and the Serpentine Galleries
Curated by Claude Adijl
Through performance, video, watercolour and installation, Marianna Simnett challenges how bodies are perceived and imagined. Uncanny narratives display the body as a site of dispute, performing surgical interventions, and gestures of collapse and ecstasy.
Blood in My Milk, 2018 (excerpt)
The Needle and the Larynx, 2016
Worst Gift, 2017
The screening will be followed by a conversation between artist Marianna Simnett, Claude Adijl (Associate Curator, Live Programmes, Serpentine Galleries, London) and Hans Ulrich Obrist (Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, London).