Marathon series

Extinction Marathon @ Serpentine Galleries, Oct 18 – 19

17 October 2014

Running alongside Frieze Art Fair, London’s Serpentine Galleries will be hosting Extinction Marathon: Visions of the Future this weekend.

This comes as the ninth edition of its annual Marathon series, which invites filmmakers, writers, theorists, artists, scientists, musicians and choreographers to talk extinction through discussions, screenings and performances spread out across the weekend.

Saturday will start with a series of introductions by gallery directors Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist, as well as the series’ organizer, Gustav Metzger, followed by Cornelia Parker‘s Howl: A Tirade and Marguerite Humeau‘s Cleopatra ‘That Goddess’ Recital, along with contributions from over 20 others.

Sunday brings a morning premiere of Sandy McLeod’s Seeds of Time as well as a reading of W.S. Merwin by Ed AtkinsKatja Novitskova with Neverending Story: Patterns of Survival and Expansion Curves, Sophia Al-Maria with Whale Fall and Benedict Drew with NOT HAPPY, along with a whole slew of other events.

See the Serpentine Gallery event page for the full programme and more details. **

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