For Parallel Voices 2008, the celebrated British artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien has invited a group of pre-eminent artists and curators to discuss the intersection of visual arts and performance. In a series of three talks they will meet to share ideas, experiences and theories, demonstrating their interest in the evolution of and connection between art, movement and performance. Before each talk there will be screenings of associated films by Bruce Nauman, Pablo Bronstein, Yvonne Rainer and Isaac Julien.
Fri 13 Jun
INVENTORY AND EXPERIENCE
Visual artist Bruce Nauman has used all mediums from dance to media installation in his work, and has invented a method called ‘PheNAUMANology’. Curators Christine Van Assche and Mark Nash will discuss with Isaac Julien Nauman’s application of acting, moving and performance in his work. Nauman’s Walking in an Exaggerated Manner Around the Perimeter of a Square can be seen before the talk.
Fri 4 Jul
VISUAL ARTS AND PERFORMANCE: THE PRIVATE AND COMMON IMAGINATION
With the re-emergence of the body in performance in contemporary arts practice, artist Pablo Bronstein and writer and curator Helena Blaker discuss with Isaac Julien conceptual art’s staging of the body in the public arena and its impact on cultural histories through architecture and film. Bronstein’s recent work Paternoster Square can be seen before the talk. Julien’s early and rarely seen film work The Conservator’s Dream will be shown at the beginning of the talk.
Fri 25 Jul
THE CONCEPTUAL IN CHOREOGRAPHY
Choreographer-filmmaker Yvonne Rainer talks to curators Catherine Wood and Mark Nash about her long career in connection to conceptual art and performance, and her transition from dance to experimental film and recent return to choreography. Rainer’s film Lives of Performers can be seen before the talk.
Siobhan Davies Studios
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London SE1 6ER
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