Live Library: Performing Selves
Saturday 4 March, 11am – 5pm
£5 (£3 cons) Book a place
A day of talks, films and performance considering the history and evolution of the performance of identity. From the early modern stage to the digital platforms of social media, the Live Library presents a spectrum of approaches to understanding how the idea of a ‘self’ is manifested in our culture. Is an individual defined by their professional activity, their financial status or their emotional state? How has society’s willingness to understand the self as a combination of these factors created new ways for identity to be expressed across these registers? What is the future for how we can present ourselves to the world and how will this affect our interactions with others?
To mark the culmination of Corin Sworn’s ARC Fellowship, artists, writers and academics have been invited to give short presentations on their work considering these and other questions, which will be followed by a conversations with Sworn about the ways these ideas connect to her own research.
Image: Boo Ritson, Marilyn, 2008
Louise Hervé and Chloé Maillet: The Unnamed Room
28 January 2017, 1-3pm
Meet at the Parkinson Steps, Leeds
Pavilion presents The Unnamed Room, a new multi-site performance by artists Louise Hervé and Chloé Maillet, which is based on the artists’ explorations of the suffragette movement in Leeds. The event extends the artists’ interests in early precedents of performance art, historical reconstruction and feminist histories. The event will begin on the University of Leeds campus and end at the Hyde Park Picture House with a screening of the artists’ latest film Spectacles without Objects (2016). The performance is funded by Fluxus Fund.
More information at Pavillion
Artists’ Film – Selected by Corin Sworn
Sunday 4 February, 2017. 2-4pm
Admission Free. Book here
A programme of artists’ films selected by Corin Sworn as part of her Research Fellowship investigating histories of performed identity from early modern theatre to social media.
Hannah Black, Duncan Campbell, Andrea Crespo, Andrea Dojmi, Dan Graham, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Martine Syms, Emily Wardill
Image: Emily Wardill, Ben, 2007 Courtesy of LUX
Performance and Artists Film Programme – Selected by Corin Sworn
Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 February 2017
Over the first weekend in February as part of her ARC Fellowship, Corin Sworn will be presenting a performance work as part of the Performance and Uncertainty international symposium at Tetley Art Gallery produced by Kiff Bamford and Harold Offeh.
Sworn will also select a film programme to be shown at the Tetley on Sunday 5 February, 2-4pm as part of her ongoing research into the performance of identity. Tickets for both events can be booked here.
Thursday 5 January 2017, 6.30pm
Fellowship Performance: Corin Sworn & Cara Tolmie
Wednesday 30 November, 7pm
A performance by Sworn work presented as part of her Fellowship that dismantle, reconstruct and reconfigure a group of materials and memories they have collected, investigating forms of narrative and their relationship to time and context.
Part of celebrations to mark the Tetley’s third birthday the evening will include speeches by Arts Council England’s Director of Yorkshire, Michelle Dickson and Chair of The Tetley’s board, Gerald Jennings.Enjoy rum cocktails courtesy of Appleton Estate and birthday cake, courtesy of Street Lane Bakery, followed by music in the Bar & Kitchen until late!
Congratulations to Cara Tolmie on her 2016 Hamlyn Award.
Delighted to be working with Cara Tolmie and Corin Sworn on their performance as part of Sworn’s Research Fellowship.
Corin Sworn Leeds Fellowship: Launch Event
Wednesday 9 November, 2-4pm
Launched at the Tetley Gallery Corin Sworn’s Fellowship began with a range of presentations from research partners and artists in Leeds. The Fellowship will run until March 2017 with events and workshops throughout. See below for more details.
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