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with a small p - commissions and events

13 Nov 2008 – 2 Dec 2008

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free

Delfina Foundation

London, United Kingdom

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  • Nearest tube station: Victoria
  • Nearest train station: Victoria

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Can playing be a political gesture? With Yara El-Sherbini, Andy Field, Waheeda Malullah, Ixone Sadaba and Tom Carrigan, Jeni Snell.

About

About The Delfina Foundation invites six artists to explore how mechanisms inherent to children and adults' games - association, transformation, exaggeration, disguise and interaction - can be used as a trickster to reveal absurdities and expose topical conditions. Playground/Battlefield Artists Talks Part I: 13 November, 19:00 — 20:00 Jeni Snell in conversation with Barry Curtis (London Consortium) Free event, limited spaces available, booking required Part II: 24 November, 19:00-20:00 Halabja Adventure Playground: Ixone Sadaba in conversation with Tom Carrigan International resident artist Ixone Sadaba expands on her practice, which explores the body as a location of inner and outer conflict, to reflect upon game-playing as an essential condition of the formation of collective identities. Following her two-week residency in Northern Iraq, Ixone gives account of her experience of the Halabja Adventure Playground project, led by photographer Tom Carrigan, funded by the Kurdish Human Rights Project and Spring Studios. Free event, limited spaces available, booking required. MI-R-US Installation from 17 to 21 December Daily performance: 18:00 — 20:00 Inspired by her experience of growing up and playing amidst redundant military buildings in the Island of Guernsey, Jeni Snell's MI-R-US (installation-performance) is a multi-piece wooden structure, which uses the tactile language of modular construction games such as PLaypax. Join the artist and take part in an imaginary nation-building exercise: every evening, Jeni will invite you to revert into a state of play and add your mark to the fabulous MI-R-US edifice. Free event, no booking required. Light refreshments will be served. Rear Window 27 November and 2 December, 18:00-19:00 Andy Field dares you to test you courage. Watch the street. Something is happening. How long before you intervene? Free event, limited spaces available, booking required. Light dinner will be served between Rear Window and A Rather Trivial Pursuit. A Rather Trivial Pursuit 27 November and 2 December, 19:30-20:30 Yara El-Sherbini invites you to participate in a board-game, which leisurely explores life and art. Free event, limited spaces available, booking required. Light dinner will be served between Rear Window and A Rather Trivial Pursuit. New Commissions By resident artists Waheeda Malullah (Bahrain) and Ixone Sadaba (Spain). To be announced in January 2009. Book early: rsvp@delfinafoundation.com For more information: http://www.delfinafoundation.com/exhibitions_and_talks.html

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