For the first time, LADA recently held an open call for the LADA Screens series. We are very pleased to announce that the two selected artists are Nicola Fornoni (Italy) and Adam Patterson (Barbados/UK).
We will be joined by both artists at this event, where both films will be screened. Following the screening there will be a discussion and drinks will be served.
Nicola Fornoni will present Overshoot Day, a video of a performance made inside a marble quarry which parallels ‘the wounds of nature’ with the artists own skin. The film, shot by drone on an autumn day, features the artist sitting bare-chested and using his facial muscles to hold a glass containing a drop of water in the air. The aridity of the landscape corresponds to the artist’s skin and to a lack of natural resources required to sustain life.
Adam Patterson will present Lookalook a video documenting a live performative walk in Bridgetown, Barbados, using masquerade to characterise and personify the violence and (dis)possession experienced in being looked at (or in Barbadian terms, the incarnation of a ‘stinklook’). ‘Stinklook’ and ‘cut-eye’ are quintessentially Barbadian (and Caribbean) behaviours, and Lookalook, itself, is a monster giving these behaviours a sense of mythology.
Overshoot Day will then be available to watch on the LADA Screens channel from 26 July – 22 August 2018.
Lookalook will be available to watch on the LADA Screens channel from 23 August – 19 September 2018.
The LADA Screens Open Call 2018 is an annual programme which invites submissions of existing videos or films to show online as part of LADA Screens. Please sign up to our newsletter to be kept updates on future opportunities.
Nicola Fornoni (1990, Brescia, IT) has been making performance art since 2013. In the last year, he has performed in Italy and abroad, and participated in the 4th International performance art weekend in Berlin curated by Luisa Catucci and Dagmar L.Glaunitzer-Smith at Luisa Catucci Gallery, Berlin (DE). His works were shown and performed at Humain Body, Angst, curated by Francesca Sand at la Capela, Paris (FR), Tactile Bodies, curated by Nicolina Stylianou at the Sensorium Space of Nicosia (CY), the 3th Venice International Performance Art Week curated by VestAndPage in Venice Italy, EJECT V festival international de video performance curated by Pancho Lopez, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Ciudad de Mexico (MX), PAS Festival de performance art in Bogotá curated by Fernando Pertuz (CO). He won the Premio Adrenalina in Silver in the performance art/body art category. He has worked with Kyrahm, an international Italian performance artist, in her performance Ecce (H)omo, Guerrieri.
Adam Patterson is a Barbadian visual artist and writer based in Barbados and London. He completed his BA (Hons) Fine Art at Central Saint Martins in 2017. His work emerges from imagining strategies of resistance in the face of neo-colonial encounters and desires that affect Barbados and the Caribbean region. Regarding the processes by which ‘paradise’ shapes the Caribbean, the artist is invested in subverting the lens and language of such, in service to the region’s self-image. His work has been exhibited at Tate Exchange at Tate Modern, London and he participated in “Sonic Soundings / Venice Trajectories,” a sound art project coordinated with the Diaspora Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale. He has contributed to panel presentations at the “Caribbean Diasporic Dialogues” conferences at Goldsmiths University and the British Library.
Logan C Thomas is a photographer who developed a background in fashion and portrait photography while working in his homeland, Barbados. In 2010 he moved to the United States to study at the Savannah College of Art and Design and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography.
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