Contemporary Rites

6 Nov 2014 – 20 Nov 2014

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

Free, bookings via Iniva's website

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A three week series of live art performances featuring Rhoda Boateng, Season Butler, Ria Hartley, Evan Ifekoya, Raisa Kabir, Dunya Kalantery, Jade Montserrat, Raju Rage, Amanprit Sandu, Angelica Sule and Jack Tan (The Office of Public Ritual).


As part of its Emerging Practices programme Iniva presents Contemporary Rites; a three week series of live art performances taking place in the Education Space from 6- 20 November, where 11 artists and curators will consider the role of ritual in contemporary performance and live art. 

The act of ritual is explored from the viewpoint of three distinct rites; rites of passage, communal rites and rites of personal devotion in contemporary living.

Each event is followed by a post-performance open forum attended by the artists and the public to promote dialogue around each piece experienced.  

Thursday 6 November, 6.30-8.30pm: The Office of Public Ritual (Jack Tan).The OPR is a service that creates bespoke rituals for significant occasions or life events. Iniva has commissioned a ritual performance from OPR for public presentation. 

Saturday 8 November, 3-5pm: Nail'd It (Dunya Kalantery & Angelica Sule) and GET REAL WITH RHODA (Rhoda Boateng). Performances that consider the corporeal and projected notions of rituals in the performance of everyday life.

Thursday 13 November, 6.30-8.30pm: Ephemeral Embodiment (Raju Rage), PREFORM Edition: Feelin' Reflective (Evan Ifekoya) and Your Threads Cut My Fingers (Raisa Kabir) Three performances that explore the complexities of identity in contemporary artistic practice. 

Saturday 15 November, 3-4.30pm: Reflections on contemporary performance, Collective Creativity in conversation with curator Amanprit Sandhu. A panel conversation exploring performance with artists who explore ritual, gender, sexul and identity politics. 

Thursday 20 November, 6.30-8.30pm: Spit Kit (Ria Hartley), Communion(Jade Montserrat) and Snakes and Sharks and Eels and Bombs and Ladders (Season Butler). A series of performances that explore different positions on the body as site for the articulation of identity through ritual practice.

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Ria Hartley

Season Butler

Rhoda Boateng


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