Charlie Ashwell’s work 'spells' has been additionally supported with a micro commission by F U T U R E R I T U A L and Kunstraum.
Further details about the works will be made available closer to the time.
The event is free and there is no need to book.
This event is presented as part of three days of F U T U R E R I T U A L activity, taking place in East London in September 2019.
Full three day programme:
About the artists
Charlie Ashwell is a dance artist working with choreography, writing and dramaturgy. As a dancer, they have worked with Seke Chimutengwende & Friends, Dog Kennel Hill Project, Janine Harrington and Florence Peake. They currently work as producer and dramaturg with Seke Chimutengwende and Es Morgan, alongside teaching technique, improvisation and choreography at the University of Roehampton.
Charlie’s practice explores the tensions, ironies and possibilities of witchcraft, bringing it into contact with experimental dancing and feminist politics. Recent solo Banishing Dance was performed at Space Studios, Hackney, as part of F U T U R E R I T U A L, and Wellcome Collection as part of SPLAYED Festival, in partnership with The Place. 'spells' is a new research project in collaboration with queer dance and performance artist Es Morgan, building on their mutual interest in tarot reading, spell-casting, poetry and choreographic scores.
Kelvin Atmadibrata (b.1988, Jakarta, Indonesia) recruits superpowers awakened by puberty and adolescent fantasy. Equipped by shōnen characters, kōhai hierarchy and macho ero-kawaii, he often personifies power and strength into partially canon and fan fiction antiheroes to contest the masculine and erotica in Southeast Asia.
He works primarily with performances, often accompanied by and translated into drawings, mixed media collages and objects compiled as installations. Approached as bricolages, Kelvin translates narratives and recreates personifications based on RPGs (Role-playing video games) theories and pop mythologies.
Currently he is based in London, United Kingdom as a Master of Art in Contemporary Art Practice (Performance) student with Royal College of Art.
Sandra Stanionyte is a Lithuanian born interdisciplinary artist working in the field of performance art and architecture.
"I look at my work as a triangulation between memory, architecture, and the body as a site. I’m interested in the ways in which a study of space (architecture) is equivalent to a study of body in space.
And how a body, my body, can become a site to express personal memories and psychological states as a conceptual architecture which is both internal and external. Whilst physical architecture itself is transformed into a metaphor for both material and immaterial spaces. In other words: my body becomes a house leaking memories, a site for a research and a tool for action."
About F U T U R E R I T U A L
F U T U R E R I T U A L is a performance and research project considering the place, use and function of ritual within contemporary performance and queer cultures. The project positions ritual as a technology, and asks how artists might use ritual technology, and to what ends. Noting the proximity of ritual within both queer and performance histories, F U T U R E R I T U A L is primarily concerned queer futurities and the ways that ritual performance might manifest, gesture towards, or otherwise call forth these alternate states, possibilities or ways of being.
In September 2019, F U T U R E R I T U A L will present a public programme at Kunstraum and the Live Art Development Agency. The programme is entirely free to attend includes a screening of films and video documentation and discussion event, and two performance events.
The project is a lab for performative research by lead artist Joseph Morgan Schofield and other invited artists. Through public performance events, F U T U R E R I T U A L aims to provide an active context for the presentation of performance art in the UK.
Supported by Arts Council England, Kunstraum and the Live Art Development Agency.