Activities Cinema and video

LOOP Festival 2018

Produce, produce, produce

19 Nov. 2018

18 h

Marianna Simnett, 'Blood' (2015)

Marianna Simnett, 'Blood' (2015)

This year’s edition of LOOP Festival will then look at production as an open-ended process of creation that simultaneously determines and affects the artists’ practice as well as the related modes of distribution and circulation in art.

Participants: Sander Breure, Witte van Hulzen, Marianna Simnett, Claude Adijl and Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Programme

MONDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2018, at 6 pm
Venue:
Convent dels Àngels exhibition gallery.
Admission: Free

- 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.

Selected works:
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).

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