Thursday 21 March, 6.30 – 7.30pm
Launderette: 54 Belsize Lane, Belsize Park, London, NW3 5AR
Inspired by the location in Beatrice Gibson’s film Deux Soeurs Qui Ne Sont Pas Soeurs and by the improvised and collaborative nature of her work, Käfig performers and Lilly Vasil will stage an offsite performance at a Launderette on Belsize Lane NW3 (open to the public and used by the local community).
The performance will explore how an urban and public location can become a stage that brings together new and unexpected audiences.
Part of a programme of events hosted by this year's project Testbed: Collaborate/kəˈlabəreɪt.
Käfig an unscripted sculptural play that evolves using chance methods and material improvisations has been conceived by Nadia Berri and is further developed with Jade/Superbat Wilford. Read more
Nadia Berri: At the core of Nadia Berri’s practice is play, improvisation and collaboration. Working across dance, film, sound, objects/material and drawing, she grows temporary spaces in which collective, sculptural narratives emerge.
Jade/ SuperBat Wilford is a multidisciplinary artist across performance, poetry and drawing. She is interested in improvised methods of working; using the unknown as an opportunity for exploration.
Jonathan Hallam is a multidisciplinary artist working in the intersection between art, fashion, image making and moving image. His relationship to his subjects is a key element to his work.
Haraldur Agustsson is the guitarist of the amazing Santa Semeli and the Monks as well as actor/ performer extraordinaire.
Lilly Vasil’s practice crosses art and music making, tackling societal views on poverty, politics and social stigma in the UK, specifically North London. Performing on stage, or at protests, her interest in punk culture, kitsch and retro blur the lines of high and low art. Having learned music by ear, narrative and improvisation is prominent in both her practices.