LADA Screens: Oreet Ashery – Launch Event

LADA Screens: Oreet Ashery
'Revisiting Genesis'
In collaboration with Stanley Picker Gallery
Live launch event ­ May 16 at 7pm

Online from 16-29 May 2016

‘Revisiting Genesis’ follows two nurses, both named Jackie, who create biographical slideshows for  patients as  a tool for reflection on posthumous digital legacies, withdrawal, friendships, cultural and social loss, and memory as identity. When a group of friends request this treatment for Genesis – an artist who is dying symbolically and otherwise – Nurse Jackie attempts to trigger Genesis’ memory and bring her back through the slideshow. 

Presented in parallel with Genesis’ story, the episodes are intercut with improvised interviews between Nurse Jackie, played here by a practising GP, and real people who have life­limiting conditions. 

Revisiting Genesis, takes the form of a web-series in twelve episodes. For LADA Screens we will be showing a compilation of episodes 1 – 7. Following the screening Oreet Ashery will be in conversation with David Falkner (Gallery Director, Stanley Picker Gallery).

For full cast and credit list please visit the ‘Revisiting Genesis’ project website.  

Revisiting Genesis is the culmination of Oreet Ashery’s Stanley Picker Fellowship and is part of an exhibition at Stanley Picker Gallery which runs between 14 April – 11 June 2016.
More information.
 

BIOGRAPHY

Oreet Ashery is a UK based interdisciplinary artist whose politically charged and socially engaged practice includes exhibitions, performances, videos and writings, in an international context, that explore issues of gender materiality, potential communities and biopolitics. 

Recent presentations include Fig.2 (ICA, London 2015), Animal with a Language (waterside contemporary, London 2014), The World is Flooding (Tate Modern, London 2014) and Party for Freedom (Artangel 2012­13). A current Stanley Picker Fellow in Fine Art at Kingston University, Ashery is represented by waterside contemporary. ‘Revisiting Genesis’ is commissioned by the Stanley Picker Fellowships at Kingston University and supported by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Goldsmiths University of London, Tyneside Cinema and waterside contemporary.

For more information please visit www.revisitinggenesis.net

About LADA Screens

LADA Screens is a series of free, online screenings of seminal performance documentation, works to camera, short films/video and archival footage. It is part of Live Online, LADA’s dedicated space where you can watch short videos and films drawn from LADA’s Study Room or generated through our programmes and initiatives. Each screening will be available to view for a limited time only, and will be launched with a live event at the White Building in Hackney Wick, London. Online art magazine, thisistomorrow will also feature the films on their website for the duration of the screenings. LADA Screens is curated by the Live Art Development Agency (LADA). LADA is a 'Centre for Live Art': a knowledge centre, a production centre for programmes and publications, a research centre setting artists and ideas in motion, and an online centre for digital experimentation, representation and dissemination. 

For more information about LADA Screens please contact Alex Eisenberg.

www.thisisliveart.co.uk

Banner image credit:

Oreet Ashery, ‘Revisiting Genesis’, video still, 2016

Latest events

Final Transmission: Performance Art and AIDS in Los Angeles

01 May 2021

An online book launch and discussion marking the publication of the 6th issue of NS*, “Final Transmission: Performance Art and AIDS in Los Angeles”.

Read more

‘Playing With Fire’ Live Reading

24 Apr 2021

A live reading of peer to peer survivor writing organised by the artist Jet Moon.

Read more

2nd Annual Live Art Lecture by Morgan Quaintance

21 Apr 2021

The Live Art Development Agency and Queen Mary University of London are pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Live Art Lecture 2021 will be presented online by the critic and artist Morgan Quaintance.

Read more

You Have A Date: Book Launch of A Good Love Story

14 Feb 2021

An online Valentine’s Day launch of A Good Love Story by Sibylle Peters

Read more

LADA Screens: Alisa Oleva – Online Screening

01 Feb 2021 - 31 Mar 2021

LADA is delighted to present the online screening of Walking Home, Alisa Oleva’s first film, created in the context of Performistanbul’s residency programme for performance artists on theme of ‘home’.

Read more

In Other Words – Book Club

09 Dec 2020

A special online book club discussing the recently released publication In Other Words, exploring marginalisation in the UK.  

Read more

LADA Screens: Rosalind Fowler and Fourthland – Online Screening

01 Dec 2020 - 29 Jan 2021

A screening of BREADROCK, I feel like doing this a film by artist collective Fourthland (Isik Sayarer and Eva Knutsdotter) and artist and filmmaker Rosalind Fowler, originally created alongside a sculptural installation for PEER.

Read more

Mishandled Archive: Book Launch and Celebration

11 Nov 2020

An online event to celebrate the launch of artist and writer Tara Fatehi Irani’s new book Mishandled Archive, published by LADA. Be ready for some dressing up and shaking shoulders. 

Read more