PERFORMANCE: BXBY

Forma, Peveril Garden Studios, 140 Great Dover St, London, SE1 4GW
21 Jun 2022, 6-8pm

To coincide with summer solstice, the longest day of the year, Soojin Chang has devised a durational performance in collaboration with artist, DJ, sage and Daoist practitioner Georgie (Rei-n) Lo which responds to themes of land relations, object/subject relations, psychogeography, animist methodology, ritual as technology, and the human-animal in BXBY, their commission for the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2022.

The ritual is a performance of belonging that speaks through technosomatic language to ask land gods for partnership in land redistribution. The artists greet the building of Forma as a being. They perform a continuous rebalancing exchange of power forces to acknowledge, dissolve, and release the oppression of objecthood through trans-animist methodology.

This event is supported by Jerwood Arts, Film and Video Umbrella for the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2022 and is being delivered in collaboration with Forma.

Format

This event is taking place offsite at Forma, a contemporary arts organisation in Southwark. The address is: Forma HQ, Peveril Garden Studios, 140 Great Dover St, London SE1 4GW. See information below on how to get to the venue.

Visitor are welcome to arrive from 6pm and this durational performance will start at 6:15pm on the roof garden at Forma, lasting up to an hour. After the event there will be the chance to enjoy a selection of free drinks in the bar.

Attendees are invited to follow the performers as they activate the outdoor and inside spaces of the building throughout the performance.

Parts of this event will be taking place outside, please bring clothing suitable for the weather on the day. We’ll be sending out a reminder to attendees the day before with the most up to date predictions for the weather.

The event is free to attend, we encourage visitors to register to attend via Eventbrite.

Plan your visit

Train: The nearest underground tube stations are Borough (11 minute walk from Forma), Elephant and Castle (16 minutes), and London Bridge (16 minutes).

The nearest overground stations are Elephant and Castle (16 minutes), and London Bridge (16 minutes).

Bus: A number of bus routes have stops within a 5 minute walk to Forma. View route details here: https://tfl.gov.uk/maps/bus?intcmp=40401

Cycle: There is a Santander docking station outside Forma.

Check before you travel: https://tfl.gov.uk/

Visitor Guidance

Content note: this performance will feature partial nudity, references to human sacrifice, a living dog and food.

Access

This event will require some movement from attendees as the performance will take place throughout the building at Forma. There will be a range of seating options throughout the spaces. Access to the roof garden is via stairs or a wheelchair accessible route, please get in touch with us if you would us to make the wheelchair accessible route onto the rooftop gardens available for you.

We want to make sure that our events programme is welcoming and accessible. Please contact us if you would like to discuss how we can support you to attend and enjoy this event or if you have any feedback on the accessibility of our work.

You can contact us via email at gallery@jerwoodarts.org or telephone +44 (0) 7944 903 976.

 

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