Not your average gallery visitThe Whitechapel Gallery is synonymous to innovation, originality and an unyielding sense of purpose when serving art. For this one they are creating a dynamic evening of performance and debate with artists from The London Open 2015.
- 6.30pm: In Transition: the artistic and curatorial residency
Panel discussion on the pros and cons of residencies, with exhibiting artist Sam Curtis, curator Rachel Marsden, and Eisler Curator & Head of Curatorial Studies, Daniel F Herrmann, organised by curators from Limitaction project.
- 8pm: Social Dances
Curated by Dominic Watson, this screening of shorts explores movement, gesture and music, including Amber Ablett’s Being Bruce, work by Isabel Lewis, and Adrian Piper’s Funk Lessons. With an introduction by the artist.
- 8.45pm: Corpus Sonus (2012) by Sam Belinfante, with Musarc
For Belinfante’s performance, Musarc sing William Byrd’s Ave Verum Corpus (1605) into dictaphones. Moving to different positions in the space the performers play their recordings, filling the gallery with the haunting arrangement and creating the piece anew.
- 9pm: Inside the book, an everchanging spectacle unfolds
A performance by Frances Scott, with Phil Coy.
- 9.20pm: Mind And Body Body And Mind
A hypnotic new commission by Salvatore Arancio (please note this performance involves strobe lighting).