Ania and Sula - Katarzyna Perlak, Rebecca Bellantoni and Rowdy SS
PV 24 August, 7 - 9 PM, performance at 8 PM
Continues 25 & 26 August, 1 - 7 PM
Ania and Sula is the first part of the exhibition/event series What’s good for me is good for you? A physical multilogue exploring narratives of intersectionality through performance practices. More info: www.whatsgoodformeisgoodforyou.eu
Katarzyna Perlak is a Polish-born London-based artist whose practice employs video, performance, sound and installation. Driven by politics and feelings, Perlak’s work examines queer subjectivities, migration and potentiality of affect as a tool for registering and archiving both present, continuous and past historical moments, and the relationships between notions of utopia, hope and the concept of the ‘wish landscape’.
Collaborating with Perlak is Rebecca Bellantoni, a London-born artist of Caribbean descent who mines and abstracts everyday occurrences. Through the lens of spirituality and its aesthetics, Bellantoni investigates the notions of the excepted ‘real’ and the experiential ‘real’ questioning: how may the blurring or removal of the borders between the two offer meditative experiences? Bellantoni’s practice includes video, textile, performance, installation and writing. They will work with multidisciplinary artist Rowdy SS, to present their first ever group project.
For What’s good for me is good for you? they will also explore the notion of friendship as a support network, a site of contention, a place of honesty, a holding space; activated via dialogue through action. Bouncing off of each other, shifting virtuality to actuality through installed shelters, soundscapes and live performative actions.
Perlak was part of the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017. Her films have been shown widely at film festivals across Europe. She also hosted workshops on “Folk, Love and Utopia” at The Showroom and performed at the Diaspora Pavilion, Venice Biennial 2017. Perlak and Bellantoni were both part of Hotline at Arcadia Missa earlier in 2018. Bellantoni’s work was presented at Arts Licks, 2017, at OPEN DIALOGUE: Artists and Designers of Afro-Caribbean descent curated by Kelly Waters of University of Connecticut and most recently performing at the launch of Block Universe in collaboration with Rowdy SS.
Organised with the European Commission Representation in the UK, in partnership with the Lithuanian Cultural Institute London, supported by @oldbluelastbeer
Curator: Nora-Swantje Almes
Associate Curator: Lxo Cohen