The London Open: Live Performance

Thursday 20 July

Whitechapel Gallery

http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/events/london-open-live

A dynamic evening of performance and debate with artists from The London Open 2015.

The event begins with a discussion on the pros and cons of residencies, with exhibiting artist Sam Curtis, curator Rachel Marsden, and Eisler Curator & Head of Curatorial Studies, Daniel F Herrmann. To follow are performances, including a restaging of Corpus Sonus (2012) by Sam Belinfante, with Musarc; a hypnotic event newly conceived by Salvatore Arancio; performances by Gaia Fugazza and Frances Scott; and works activated throughout the exhibition spaces.

For Belinfante’s performance, Musarc sing William Byrd’s Ave Verum Corpus (1605) into dictaphones. Moving to different positions in the space the performers play their recordings, filling the gallery  with the haunting arrangement and creating the piece anew.

Panel discussion organised by students from The Cass, London Metropolitan University and Whitechapel Gallery MA Curating the Contemporary course.

London Open Live 2015

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