Delfina Foundation

Talk and Performance: Between Gesture and Theatricality 


Date: 23/09/14
Time: 19:00 – 20.30
Venue: 29/31 Catherine Place, London SW1E 6DY

Delfina Foundation presents The Otolith Group’s In the Year of the Quiet Sun (2013) as part of a programme of film cycles over autumn 2014. 
This essay film takes its name from the decrease in solar surface temperature that occurs every eleven years. From November 1964 to November 1965, the nation states of the world issued postage stamps to commemorate the first scientific expedition to study the sun. As the stamps turned their face towards the sky, they overlooked the unstable land of Africa’s newly independent states.
The film is complemented by videos and films curated by The Otolith Group.

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In advance of Delfina Foundation’s 2015 programme Performance as Process, we are proud to partner with the Czech Centre to host Between Gesture and Theatricality, an evening of presentations investigating contemporary performance practice in The Czech Republic.

Focusing on different aspects of performativity, curator Mariana Serranová will provide an engaging insight into the work of artists including Daniela Baráčková, Aleš Čermák,  Milena Dopitová, Eva Koťátková, Eva Jiřička, Jiří Kovanda, Sláva Sobotovičová, Mark Ther, Adam Vačkář,  Tomáš Uhnák and Martin Zet.  There will also be a special performance by Martin Zet.

Mariana Serranova is an independent curator and art critic based in Prague.  She has collaborated with several galleries and initiatives working in the field of contemporary art, including Centre for Contemporary Arts Prague, Prague Biennial and 4+4 Days in Motion Festival. Since 2012 Serranova has run an international visiting program CCP|CURATORS & CRITIC´PROGRAM. Currently she is working on a project at the Liverpool Biennial.

Martin Zet is excited by the opportunity to be present during this event. He will initiate a short participatory exercise. Guests are asked to bring along a wind instrument and earplugs. Breathe!  Zet requests you do not google him in advance.