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DRAF x Art Night. An Evening of Video Screenings (7 Jul 2018 at Village Hall Battersea Power Station, London)

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Sat 7 Jul, 6-10pm (followed by Club Night with Lisson Gallery, last entry 1am)

at Village Hall, Battersea Power Station, Arches Lane, Circus West SW11 8AB

Free, no booking required. An hour-long looped screening

Book tickets for the Club Night here

This evening of screenings of video works from the David Roberts Collection brings together a wide array of artistic positions, which oscillate between the factual and the fictional. The works document a setting or construct an imaginary one, to depict ideas of belonging and observation.

The programme starts with a humorous tone, as we strain to see the room in which David Shrigley turns the lights on and off. Our quest then follows Nicolas Provost through the casinos and streets of Las Vegas, as his curious narrative unfolds with intrigue and suspicion. Frances Young‘s abandoned entertainment park proposes a gloomier atmosphere, which crescendos into the silent night time demolition of a high-rise block in Cyprien Gaillard‘s work. Taking a twist in tone, Neil Beloufa presents a speculative tale of a terrorist group inhabiting a lush Modernist villa. The blurring of fiction and documentation is furthered by Lars Laumann‘s spurious mapping of seemingly unrelated references into an unlikely re-framing of an infamous event.

Through this sequence of video works, we walk through current and historic, real and fictional interiors and built environments, and reconsider the emotional structures of public and private spaces.

A Club Night in collaboration with Lisson Gallery opens with a special screening of Hans Berg & Nathalie Djurberg‘s Waterfall Variations series.  Short videos present animated charcoal drawings of fizzing waterfalls running through fictional landscapes, forming and shifting in accordance with a sonic landscape of atmospheric sound effects and hypnotic tones.  The screenings is followed by a live set by Hans Berg and DJ set by Haroon Mirza.

The video programme will be repeated on Sunday 8 Jul, 11am – 6pm for a special Art Night Sunday Trail.

ABOUT

DRAF live programme is supported by DRAF Galleries Circle and Arts Council England.

 

     

Art Night is London’s largest free contemporary arts festival, transforming the city annually for one unforgettable night. Each year, Art Night invites a leading cultural institution to explore the history, culture and architecture of a different part of London, inspiring a series of new commissions, one off events and premieres by internationally renowned artists.

Alongside this, Art Night works with local organisations, curators and artists, encouraging participation in the festival’s Art Night Open programme offers local galleries, organisations, independent artists and curators the opportunity to take part in the festival, responding to the curatorial themes and cultural trail. Art Night contributes to the UK’s art sector through its Legacy programme, which delivers co-commissions, acquisitions for public collections and prolonged display periods – enabling broader audiences to enjoy the programme, year-round.

Visit: http://artnight.londonTwitter: @ARTNIGHTLDN, Instagram: @ARTNIGHTLDN, Facebook Art Night.

The festival was conceived and is organised by UNLTD London, and founded by Ksenia Zemtsova and Philippine Nguyen. Art Night is administrated by ArtCity Nights, a registered charity no 1164449.

Thanks to Lisson Gallery for their generous support and engagement.

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  • David Shrigley, Light Switch, 2007 (video still). Courtesy the artist and David Roberts Collection.
    1/8David Shrigley, Light Switch, 2007 (video still). Courtesy the artist and David Roberts Collection.
  • Nicholas Provost, Stardust, 2010 (video still). Courtesy the artist and David Roberts Collection.
    2/8Nicholas Provost, Stardust, 2010 (video still). Courtesy the artist and David Roberts Collection.
  • Frances Young, Song of Farewell, 2007 (video still). Courtesy the artist and David Roberts Collection.
    3/8Frances Young, Song of Farewell, 2007 (video still). Courtesy the artist and David Roberts Collection.
  • Cyprien Gaillard, Pruitt Igoe Falls, 2009 (video still). Courtesy the artist and David Roberts Collection.
    4/8Cyprien Gaillard, Pruitt Igoe Falls, 2009 (video still). Courtesy the artist and David Roberts Collection.
  • Neil Beloufa, Untitled (Algier Modernist House), 2010 (video still). Courtesy the artist and David Roberts Collection.
    5/8Neil Beloufa, Untitled (Algier Modernist House), 2010 (video still). Courtesy the artist and David Roberts Collection.
  • Lars Lauman, Morissey Foretelling the Death of Diana, 2006 (video still). Courtesy the artist and David Roberts
Collection.
    6/8Lars Lauman, Morissey Foretelling the Death of Diana, 2006 (video still). Courtesy the artist and David Roberts Collection.
  • Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg. © Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg; Courtesy Lisson Gallery
    7/8Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg. © Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg; Courtesy Lisson Gallery
  • Haroon Mirza performing at DRAF, 2014. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Josh Redman
    8/8Haroon Mirza performing at DRAF, 2014. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Josh Redman