Performance Night, 27 June
An evening of performance works from Katrina Palmer, Emma Smith and Jack Tan.
This event is part of an ongoing series of new performance commissions, made in response to the current exhibition, Painting from the Zabludowicz Collection, that seek to activate the performative, material and affective qualities of the paintings on display.
The Sequence of Events (includes a blood-bespattered table), is a live reading accompanied by objects, music and video, in which Katrina Palmer narrates a series of incidents that revolve around a piece of furniture found in the gallery offices. For ∆E=W (change in energy = the work) Emma Smith invites the public to explore the energetic relation of people, practice and space through a series of vocal and physical actions played out in the exhibition. In From Guantanamo, Jack Tan uses paintings from the exhibition and the gallery building itself as props to explore the relationship between individual and communal protest in a choreographed performance combining song, vocal utterances and physical poses.
Katrina Palmer proposes extended forms of writing as sculpture. The work locates sculpture in writing through published stories, live-readings, events and recordings that move between sculpture, writing and performance. Works have been presented at numerous venues including Camden Arts Centre, London and a solo show at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow. A new publication has been commissioned by Book Works for Spring 2014. She is represented by MOT International.
Emma Smith is an artist with a social practice that is both research and production based. Using an inter-disciplinary approach, including organised events, performance, participation, sound and text, she explores the relations between people and place. Emma works internationally including presentations at Tate Modern, London, Arnolfini, Bristol and Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK, with recent international projects in Australia, the Canadian Arctic and Spain. She is currently working on commissions in Italy, Switzerland and London. Emma is an Associate Artist with Artsadmin.
Jack Tan works in art and politics. He is especially interested in the performance of political structuring and social change (e.g. grassroots organising, urban ritual, law/policy-making, and social movements) and uses a wide range of forms including sculpture, video, writing, performance and discussion to investigate these concerns. Currently he is undertaking research into the performativity of civil rights and protest movements at the Drama, Theatre and Performance Department of Roehampton University, and is a Tutor on the Sculpture Programme at the Royal College of Art.
Places are limited so booking is recommended.
Doors open at 7pm. Performances start at 7.30pm.