Emma Smith, 5Hz, Arnolfini, 2015. Photograph courtesy of Max McClure.

Our Spring season of events presents the work of resident artists from Performance as Process: Stage 2. The thematic programme includes live performances, talks and workshops.


Talk: Appropriating the Moment: Collecting the Performance
Date: Saturday, May 21
Venue: Delfina Foundation
Performance art has entered into a new relationship with the art collection. Performance pieces are being collected, handled and appropriated by individuals and institutions. What are the conditions and implications of this new relationship with the live? Moderated by UK Associate curator Teresa Calonje, includes contributions form theorist Adrian Heathfield, and collectors Marc and Josée Gensollen.

Talk and Screening: Rhythmasspoetry
Date: Monday, May 23
A talk and screening with Jeremy Deller and Cecilia Bengolea, presenting and discussing their recent film Rhythmasspoetry, commissioned for the 13th Bienniale de Lyon.

Performance: The Artist Hard at Work
Date: Thursday, May 26
London premier of newly commissioned performance by Areej Kaoud, exploring notions of repetition, body memory and labour.

Performance: Conditions of an Ideal
Date: Friday, June 3
Venue: British Museum, Parthenon Gallery
A new site-specific performance by Alexis Blake, co-commissioned by Delfina Foundation and Block Universe.

Performances: Transpositions
Date: Tuesday, June 7
Venue: Delfina Foundation
A presentation of performances from international resident artists Alex Mirutziu, Stephen Kwok, Luisa Nobrega, and Syowia Kyambi.

Symposium and Performance: Chorusing
Date: Saturday, June 11
Symposium 11:00–16:00
Performance 16:00–17:30
Venue: Delfina Foundation
A one-day symposium, co-ordinated by Emma Smith as part of her research process, exploring the relationship of voice to transcription – of utterance and the written score. The symposium will include contributions from specialists in a variety of fields, including Elsa De Luca, Palaeographer, (University of Bristol), and Jerome Lewis, Anthropologist, (University College London).

Project: Live Creations
Date: Wednesday 23 – Sunday 26 June
Time: 11:00 – 18:00 daily
Venue: Delfina Foundation
Live Creations is a performance-based exhibition by UK Associate Joe Moran that asks the question: what does it mean to make choreographic thinking visible?

Art Night London: Cecilia Bengolea
Date: Saturday, July 2
Venue: Covent Garden (More details to be announced)
Resident Cecilia Bengolea will present new work developed over the course of her residency at Delfina Foundation for Art Night London, the first free all-night contemporary arts festival in the UK.