An Evening of Performances. With Florence Peake, Michael Dean, Juliette Blightman and Rodney Graham (17 Oct 2013)

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Watch a recording of the evening online here.

First, the exhibition Orpheus Twice dramatically changes to become a set, a situation, and a fiction for unique events to happen in the entire gallery. The doors close at 6pm, they reopen at 7pm.

From 7.30pm, we play Swell the thickening surface of, a new movement work by Florence Peake comprising of two duets and a solo. First you were my mother or a landscape, soon a votive figure dissolved into a humping dog, maybe something more explicit; this quake is liquid and transitory, unfixed, ready for distillation. Swell the thickening surface of is performed in collaboration with dance artists Gaby Agis, Amaara Raheem, Nikki Tomlinson and Rosalie Walfrid. Costumes are designed by Corinne Felgate.

At 8pm, an act by Michael Dean resonates in the space. How inanimate that alphabet. With the policy of its use in its face. A demonstration of the letter n for you. You user with your policies.

A break at 8.30pm. The light may change. The building rests and Juliette Blightman orchestrates Between Acts, a new event created for the evening.

Rodney Graham plays at 9pm. His psychedelic performance Softcore – More Solo Guitar Music for the Sex Scene, Zabriskie Point is presented for the first time in London. The perfect way to end an evening and to begin the night.

The evening of performances is curated by Vincent Honoré, director and curator of DRAF. Please note: during Frieze Art Fair, the Foundation presents Orpheus Twice, an exhibition also curated by Vincent Honoré, with Juliette Blightman, Marcel Broodthaers, Jason Dodge, Félix González-Torres, Rodney Graham, David Maljkovic, Bruce McLean, Katrina Palmer, John Stezaker, Danh Vo.

Free admission. Please arrive early as space may be limited. These acts and performances have never been played in London before. They last between 20 minutes to 35 minutes each.

At the occasion of Frieze Art Fair we have extended our opening hours and the exhibition will be exceptionally open on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 October from 12 to 6pm.

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  • Florence Peake 'Swell the thickening surface of'
    1/7Florence Peake 'Swell the thickening surface of'
  • Florence Peake 'Swell the thickening surface of'
    2/7Florence Peake 'Swell the thickening surface of'
  • Juliette Blightman 'Between Acts'
    3/7Juliette Blightman 'Between Acts'
  • Michael Dean 'N'
    4/7Michael Dean 'N'
  • Rodney Graham, Softcore 'More Solo Guitar Music for the Sex Scene, Zabriskie Point'
    5/7Rodney Graham, Softcore 'More Solo Guitar Music for the Sex Scene, Zabriskie Point'
  • Rodney Graham, Softcore 'More Solo Guitar Music for the Sex Scene, Zabriskie Point'
    6/7Rodney Graham, Softcore 'More Solo Guitar Music for the Sex Scene, Zabriskie Point'
  • Rodney Graham, A Glass of Beer, 2005. Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery, London
    7/7Rodney Graham, A Glass of Beer, 2005. Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery, London