LADA’s Summer Programme: Week 6

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LADA's Summer Programme

During these times we strive to remain a resource for our community by keeping our calls open, developing new opportunities for artists to be artists, offering a wide range of free resources, and developing this online Summer Programme that draws upon the incredible resources and resourcefulness of the artists and organisations who work with, around, and for Live Art.

Online this week

Available from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 July only, the final week of our Summer Season features works by:

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The artist, nude, dances with a chair wearing a sign around her neck that reads 'sevende'. La Ribot, Live on stage. Image courtesy of the artist.

Krishna Istha

Inferior Scroll

Inferior Scroll is a re-enactment of Carolee Schneemann’s seminal 1975 work Interior Scroll. Between then and now, multiple re-enactments of the work have been staged by cis women artists. Krishna Istha re-enactment explores the positioning of trans artists in feminist performance art, creating dialogue around bodily autonomy and trans fetishisation. The artist’s nude body depicts performativity, reinforcing intersectional identity and normalising the complexities of trans bodies. The piece is titled Inferior Scroll as a nod to the way trans bodies are treated as disposable and inferior to cis bodies within the arts industry and wider society. Video here

This video is password protected, please email [email protected] for the password.

Krishna Istha, Inferior Scroll, 2020, Image courtesy of artist

 

Krishna Istha is a London based live artist and performance maker. Their work looks at  trans/formations (physical, political & collaborative), gender politics and queer culture using subversive text and humour. Their practice is often collaborative and trans disciplinary, spanning across theatre, opera, comedy and performance art.

Currently, they are co-writing a new live show with Travis Alabanza and Emma Frankland commissioned by Roundhouse (London) set to be performed by a company of young trans performers in 2021. They are also one of the Arts Admin Bursary artists (2020-2021) and a board member of the Raze Collective.

www.krishnaistha.com

Inferior Scroll was invited by LADA for Once More With Feeling, an online programme of four instruction pieces and performance re-enactments. Further works will be presented in the following weeks of LADA’s Summer Programme.

The artist speaks into a microphone as though doing a comedy set in front of an image of Louis CK. Krishna Istha, Beast, 2019. Arts House Melbourne. Image by Bryony Jackson.

River Lin

Sleeping in between Tehching Hsieh and On Kawara, but at home

Tehching Hsieh and On Kawara sleep, and work at the same time. This DIY instruction-performance reenacts River Lin’s work Sleeping in between Tehching Hsieh and On Kawara in a context of “working from home”. Through staging alarm clocks with cycles of waking and sleeping, and transience and labour, audiences are invited to reflect how they spend time or are spent by time.

Working across the contexts of visual art and performance, River Lin composes situations, choreography, and participation to stage the artist’s body and surroundings as live exhibitions. His performance process examines immaterial labour, historical texts and social engagement.

River’s work has been presented by the Palais de Tokyo and Centre National de la Danse (Paris), Performatik 19 (Brussels), 2016 Taipei Biennial, M+ Museum (Hong Kong), Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai) and Liveworks Festival (Sydney) among others.

Born in 1984 in Taipei, he lives and works in Paris.

www.riverlin.art

Sleeping in between Tehching Hsieh and On Kawara, but at home was invited by LADA for Once More With Feeling, an online programme of four instruction pieces and performance re-enactments. Further works will be presented in the following weeks of LADA’s Summer Programme.

The artist, a young Taiwanese man, reclines in his underwear in a gallery of alarm clocks. River Lin, 'Sunrise Sunset', part of RAM Highlight 2019 by Rockbund Art Museum,Shanghai. Photo by River Lin

La Ribot

Dançando com a Diferença, ¿Cómo te llamas? (2020)

A tribute to diversity by La Ribot.

A short film of Rui and Matteo dancing with Dançando com a Diferença in Medira, Portugal, 2019.

The music is that one used by teacher Telmo Ferreira in the class I filmed. Children from Guarani people singing in their Amazonian territories, still struggling to exist.” 

-La Ribot

Dançando com a Diferença is an inclusive dance company, directed by Henrique Amoedo.

La Ribot is one of LADA’s artist patrons. With thanks to Simbula.

Robin Deacon

Spectacle: A Portrait of Stuart Sherman

Produced in 2013, this film (Deacon’s first full-length feature), represented a significant departure from his established practice. The film features Deacon’s re-enactments of Sherman’s work, as well as exclusive interviews with Sherman’s colleagues, collaborators and friends.

Active since the mid 1990’s, Robin Deacon’s work explores questions of memory, absence and fiction in performance, through a constant reconfiguration of his role as an artist – as a journalist and biographer, operator and technician, imposter and stooge.

www.robindeacon.com

The film was first shown by LADA as part of LADA Screens in 2015. Further information on Robin and the film may be found here.

Nicola Fornoni

Overshoot Day

Overshoot Day is a video of a performance by Nicola Fornoni. Shot inside a marble quarry in Italy, aesthetic parallels are made between ‘the wounds of nature’ inflicted on the landscape and the artist’s own skin. The film, shot by drone on an autumn day, depicts Nicola 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.

Nicola Fornoni’s performances talk about the body in relation to the artist’s life and social issues. He challenges himself, using performance art as a natural remedy and source of freedom. Nicola uses performance and video art as languages that communicate the expression of his actions. His intent is to change society, changing peoples’ minds, and showing the force of the body without remorse.

The film was first shown by LADA as part of LADA Screens in 2018. Further information on Nicola and the film may be found here.

Keith Khan

Keith Khan’s new film Z is our summer LADA Screens. Z is inspired by the movements of penitence and suffering of devotional rituals in Spanish Catholicism. is available to watch online until July 19, accompanied by a filmed conversation with Khan.

 

Watch 'Z'
A orange tower block is shot from below, against a blue sky. 'Z', Keith Khan, 2020. Still from video. LADA Screens, 2020. Image courtesy of the artist.

Summer Programme

Between Monday 8 June and Sunday 19 July, LADA is presenting 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 commissioned 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.

Check out LADA's Summer Programme
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.
Artist is lifted into the air by hellium balloons Cherophobia, Noëmi Lakmaier, 2016. Pinhole image by Tina Rowe.

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Krishna Istha, Beast, 2019. Arts House Melbourne. Image by Bryony Jackson.

Part of LADA's Summer Programme 2020

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

LADA’s Summer Programme 2020

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

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Latest events

LADA’s Summer Programme: Week 5

06 Jul 2020 - 13 Jul 2020

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 4

29 Jun 2020 - 06 Jul 2020

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 3

22 Jun 2020 - 29 Jun 2020

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

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

18 Jun 2020

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

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LADA’s Summer Programme: Week 2

15 Jun 2020 - 22 Jun 2020

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 1

08 Jun 2020 - 15 Jun 2020

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

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LADA’s Summer Programme 2020

08 Jun 2020 - 19 Jul 2020

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

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