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The power of collective voices: a guide to Block Universe Festival, May 29 – Jun 4

29 May 2017

The performance festival Block Universe opens at various locations across London opening May 29 and running to June 4, 2017.

The programme, which includes a number of performances, talks and workshops, features artists Eglė Budvytytė, Işıl Eğrikavuk, Liz Magic Laser, Nicole Bachmann, Rory Pilgrim, Stina Nyberg, Will Rawls, Young In Hong, Zadie Xa, Kim Coleman, Zoë Poluch and Cara Tolmie.

The week-long festival now in its third year, which will take place at the Royal Academy of Arts and Somerset House among others locations, will look at “nationhood, inclusivity and identity politics set against a changing socio-political landscape.” Focusing on the power of ‘networked communities’ and ‘collective voices,’ the festival will explore contemporary performance, music, dance and visual art being made within such divisive times.

Here is a brief rundown of the event:

-Zadie Xa presents “a fantastical overlayering of cultural references”in  Crash, Boom, Hisssssss. Legend of the Liquid Sword – Jun 1 at Somerset House
-Stina Nyberg premiere of Shapes of States – May 29 at The Tabernacle
-Rory Pilgrim explores disability and care in Software Garden – Jun 3 at The Light
Işıl Eğrikavuk presents performative dinner Pluto’s Kitchen – May 30 + 31 (location disclosed to ticket holders)
Liz Magic Laser presents workshop Political Therapy – May 29 at The Showroom
Young In Hong presents choreography performance 5100: Pentagon – June 4 at Royal Academy of Arts
Will Rawls presents question and response game in Q&A – May 31 at The ASylum
-Nicole Bachmann explores the relationship between language, voice and power in  I don’t want your whispers – June 2 at Kachette
-Eglė Budvytytė presents mobile performance Choreography for a Running Male – Jun 4
-Kim Coleman, Cara Tolmie and Zoë Poluch present first collaboration in Aphelion Slip – Jun 3 At SPACE

Visit the Block Universe webpage for details.**


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Is it much too much to ask… @ Old Room, Sep 13 – 28

11 September 2014

New York’s Old Room will be hosting a group exhibition titled Is it much too much to ask, not to hide behind the mask at their West Village space from September 13 to 28.

The group show is curated by Gregor Quack as well as Elisa R. Linn and Lennart Wolff of Berlin’s km temporaer and titled (maybe) after a lyric from 1968 The Nova Local song ‘If You Only Had the Time’ -otherwise its sampling on the the Danger Mouse and MF Doom collab track ‘The Mask‘.

Work by 10 contemporary artists, including Darja Bajagić, Hanne Lippard, Olaf Breuning and Debo Eilers, will feature as well as a performance by contributing artist Liz Magic Laser and a reading by fellow contributor Heather Guertin at the official opening. Is it much too much to ask… will also bring an evening performance on September 20 by an Hayley Aviva Silverman, another artist featured in the show.

Read a review of an earlier km temporaer show and see the Old Room exhibition page for details. **

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