Free, all welcome
DRAF hosts a second day of talks and live performances in DRAF Studio, looking at the production and presentation of performances in institutions.
This event was streamed live, in partnership with This is Tomorrow.
Louise O’Kelly (Block Universe Performance Festival) speaks to curators Capucine Perrot (formerly Tate), Lucia Pietroiusti (Serpentine Galleries), and Nicola Lees (formerly Frieze Projects) about the ecosystems of performance, and how the art form is supported and presented within London’s institutional structures.
A special screening of Babette Mangolte’s 1973 Calico Mingling, a black and white film recording Lucinda Childs’ minimalist choreography. Courtesy Broadway 1602, New York, and the artist.
London-based artists including Stuart Brisley, Edward Thomasson and Florence Peake to discuss how they work with institutions to develop and present performances.
A new performance I”LL CHANGE WHEN I”M READY by IMMA for DRAF Studio, her first collaboration with a London institution. Originally trained as a dancer, IMMA studied at Parsons The New School for Design in New York and Central St Martins, specialising in Performance Art. Her performances are a compilation of his childhood memories and references, combined with the influence of Leigh Bowery, Grace Jones, Cindy Sherman and John Waters. Her work aims to broaden the limitations of movement to arrive at unforeseen outcomes.
A special live music set by Pumarosa, a five-piece band from London whose music has been described as “industrial spiritual” and brings together the brooding, heavier songwriting of PJ Harvey or Patti Smith with the groove-led and nocturnal electronics of The Knife and Cocteau Twins.
Watch the video for their debut single Priestess (2015), made in collaboration with artist Holly Hunter and choreographer Fernanda Munoz-Newsome.
Thanks to Arts Council England and DRAF Galleries Circle for supporting performance and education at DRAF.