The We do not speak but confine ourselves briefly to the surface (a dramaturgy of interiority) evening event is happening at London’s ICA on June 22.
Reflecting on the work of ceramic artist Betty Woodman, the trans-generational live event builds on the format of a screening to create a situation between theatre and exhibition using films, objects, movement, singing and speaking, while reflecting on interiority as a collective experience and “the affective potential of the surface”. It takes its title from J.W. Goethe’s Theory of Colours and aims to think through “feminised expectations and the possibility of an event as a decorative object”.
Artists, writers, performers and film makers taking part include Hanne Lippard, Chantal Akerman, Susanna Davies-Crook, Christina Chalmers, Laura Morrison, Quinn Latimer & Paolo Thoraten-Nagel, and Nina Wakeford among others, as well as Sara Kathryn Arledge, Carys Briggs, Lauren Godfrey, Natalie Häusler, Tamara Henderson, Laida Lerxtundi, Rose O’Gallivan, Olga Pedan, Lisa Robertson, and Katie Schwab.
See the ICA website for details.**