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An Occupation of Loss


Saturday, 21 April 2018 from 18:00 to 19:00 (BST)

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An Occupation of Loss

Following its sell-out season in New York, artist Taryn Simon presents her first major performance work in London. An Occupation of Loss blends architecture, sound and performance in an exploration of the intricate ways we devise to contend with the abstract certainty of death. 

Travelling from countries including Azerbaijan, China, Russia, Greece and Venezuela, professional mourners invited to the UK by the artist enact rituals of grief and lamentation in a cavernous space beneath Islington Green. 

Artist Taryn Simon and Ecuadorian mourner Anibal Gonzalez. An Occupation of Loss, 2016. Video still courtesy Taryn Simon Studio.

Taryn Simon is a multidisciplinary artist working in photography, text, sculpture, and performance. 

Visitor Information

Entrance on Essex Road at the corner of Islington Green.
Performance duration: 50 mins.

Performance Times

Monday – Thursday:
18:00, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00

Friday – Saturday:
17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00, 22:00


Access Information

For additional information about accessibility, the nature of the project, and its interpretation or if you have special access requirements please call us at the Artangel office, open Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 18:00, on 020 7713 1400, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Artangel’s team will do whatever is possible to meet your access and / or communication needs. However, please note however that the site is a subterranean unfinished building and step-free access is not available.

The installation is located on basement levels -2 and -3 of the building, accessed via a stairwell. The project Front of House team is available during project opening times only on a dedicated mobile phone number (number coming soon). We are, by request, able to send copies of printed information about the work to visitors in advance.

Further information regarding access.

Do you have questions about An Occupation of Loss? Contact Artangel

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Entrance on Essex Road at the corner of Islington Green
Essex Road
N1 8DU London
United Kingdom

Saturday, 21 April 2018 from 18:00 to 19:00 (BST)

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