LADA’s Summer Programme 2020

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LADA's Summer Programme

Online this week: Krishna Istha, River Lin, La Ribot, Robin Deacon, Nicola Fornoni and LADA Screens: Keith Khan

Between Monday 8 June and Sunday 19 July, LADA will present an online Summer Programme – weekly offerings of screenings, talks, presentations and ‘live’ online events that draw upon the incredible resources and resourcefulness of the artists and organisations who work with, around, and for Live Art. This programme will include contributions by LADA’s artist Patrons, a selection of LADA Screens Greatest Hits and the presentations of Once More with Feeling – a series of instruction and reenactment pieces invited by LADA during the Covid-19 pandemic.

During these times we strive to remain a resource for our community: responding to the pandemic, and the associated states of isolation, lockdown and distancing, LADA has compiled this ongoing list of support and resources for artists and arts workers, have sought proposals for two online, collaborative home-based residencies, and begun a series of ‘Lockdown Lists‘ which draw attention to the ways in which contemporary and historic Live Art practices speak to the issues and conditions of lockdown.

 

A composite image of audience members approaching a goat wearing a t shirt, recreating Yoko Ono's cut piece (1964). Goat Cut Piece, Laura Lima, 2001. Stills from video, courtesy of the artist.
Adam Patterson, Looking for ‘Looking for Langston’, 2018. Still from video. Courtesy of the artist.

How does it work?

Our Summer Programme will be presented online across six weeks, with a different collection of screenings, talks, interventions and art works presented each week. These will be available to view for seven days only – between Monday and Sunday.

Each Friday we will make an announcement – on this page, on our social media, and via newsletter – about the forthcoming programme.

The Pink Supper, Nando Messias, 2019. Image by Holly Revell.

Week 1

Online Monday 8 to Sunday 14 June

The first week of our online Summer Programme features: screenings of works by Noëmi Lakmaier and Adam Patterson – two of our LADA Screens Greatest Hits; a new performance for camera by LADA Patron Neil Bartlett; and the premiere of Z, a new performance film by Keith Khan. is presented as part of our LADA Screens programme and will be online until Sunday 19 July. Khan appears in a pre-recorded conversation with Joseph Morgan Schofield (LADA), discussing this work within the context of his wider practice.

We are still seeking proposals from folx looking to be stallholders for our online Summer Fete – the deadline for this is Monday 15 June.

 

LADA’s Summer Programme: Week 1
A shirtless man dances with his back to the camera. His arms are extended, christ like. He is in the desert, beneath a big blue sky. 'Z', Keith Khan, 2020. Still from video. LADA Screens, 2020. Image courtesy of the artist.
Undress/Redress, 2011, Noëmi Lakmaier. Image: Manuel Vason

Week 2

Online Monday 15 to Sunday 21 June

The second week of our online Summer Programme features: screenings of works by Amy Sharrocks, The Gluts, and Shaun Caton – three of our LADA Screens Greatest Hits; a screening of One Year Performance 1981-1982 (Outdoor Piece) by LADA Patron Tehching Hsieh, and, on Thursday 18 June, a special presentation for LADA’s audiences by Patron Ron Athey.

 

LADA’s Summer Programme: Week 2
The artist is nude and lit by lights showing UV paint on his body. He wears a stylised minotaur mask. Acephalous Monster, Ron Athey, 2019. Image by Rachel Papo.

Week 3

Online Monday 22 to Sunday 28 June

The third week of our online Summer Programme features: screenings of works by M21, Neil Bartlett, and Katarzyna Perlak in collaboration with Project O, Charlotte Cooper & Kay Hyatt – three of our LADA Screens Greatest Hits; a screening of Better Days (Fragment) by LADA Patron Tim Etchells, and a new filmic work by Patron Guillermo Gómez-Peña.

LADA's Summer Programme: Week 3
The artists are dressed as the cartoonish London Olympics mascots. They are moving through the streets. The Disabled Avant Garde (Katherine Araniello and Aaron Williamson), M21: From the Medieval to the 21st Century, DASH and Live Art Development Agency, 2012

Week 4

Online Monday 29 June to Sunday 5 July

The fourth week of our online Summer Programme features the presentation of 45 Beats: A Soundwalk in the Dark, a sound work by Ally Poole invited as part of Once More With Feeling, and a series of film, sound and digital works by Curious and Andrew Kötting, George Chakravarthi, and LADA Patrons Anne Bean and Raimund Hoghe, plus LADA Screens: Keith Khan.

Check out Week 4
George Chakravarthi, Negrophilia!, 2015, Chelsea Theatre London. Image credit the artist, LADA Research and Projects, Restock Rethink Reflect Three on Live Art and Feminism

Week 5

Online Monday 6 to Sunday 12 July

The fifth week of our online Summer Programme features: the presentation of Welfare Counting, a new performance work by Jamie Hale invited as part of Once More With Feeling; films by Nando Messias, and Tehching  Hsieh, Adrian Heathfield and Hugo Glendinning; a provocation by LADA Patron Lois Weaver; and LADA Screens: Keith Khan.

Check Out Week 5
A close up of the artist, a young queer person in a wheelchair, wearing eye shadow and a silver jacket. Jamie Hale, (NOT DYING), 2019. London, Barbican. Image Jamie Hale

Week 6

Online Monday 13 to Sunday 19 July

The sixth and final week of our online Summer Programme features new performance work invited as part of Once More With Feeling: Krishna Istha’s Inferior Scroll, and River Lin’s Sleeping in between Tehching Hsieh and On Kawara, but at home; screenings of works by Robin Deacon and Nicola Fornoni, two of our LADA Screens Greatest Hits; the short film Dançando com a Diferença, ¿Cómo te llamas? by LADA Patron La Ribot; and Keith Khan’s Z, our summer LADA Screens, available to watch online until July 19.

Check out Week 6
La Ribot, Panoramix, 2003, Tate Modern. Image credit Hugo Glendinning. LADA Projects, Live Culture at Tate Modern

Other projects in LADA's Summer Programme 2020

A season of weekly offerings of screenings, talks, presentations and ‘live’ online events.

LADA Screens: Keith Khan – Online Screening

An online screening of Z, a new performance film by Keith Khan.

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LADA’s Summer Programme: Week 1

A series of film works by Keith Khan, Noëmi Lakmaier, Adam Patterson and Neil Bartlett.

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LADA’s Summer Programme: Week 2

A series of film and digital works by Tehching Hsieh, Amy Sharrocks, The Gluts and Shaun Caton, plus a special lecture by Ron Athey.

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LADA’s Summer Programme: Week 3

A series of film and digital works by Guillermo Gómez-Peña, SWAGGA, M21, Tim Etchells and Neil Bartlett.

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LADA’s Summer Programme: Week 4

A series of film, sound and digital works by Ally Poole, Anne Bean, Raimund Hoghe, Curious and Andrew Kötting, and George Chakravarthi, plus LADA Screens Keith Khan.

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LADA’s Summer Programme: Week 5

A series of film and digital works by Jamie Hale, Lois Weaver, Tehching Hsieh  and Nando Messias, plus LADA Screens Keith Khan.

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LADA’s Summer Programme: Week 6

A series of film and digital works by Krishna Istha, River Lin, La Ribot, Robin Deacon and Nicola Fornoni.

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Penetration in Live Art and Video: a lecture by Ron Athey

An online lecture on post-porn and penetration in the work of Ron Athey.

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Cherophobia, Noëmi Lakmaier, 2016. Pinhole image by Tina Rowe.

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