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DRAF x KOKO. An Evening of Performances

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KOKO

1A Camden High Street

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Doors open: 6.30pm

DRAF presents its 11th annual Evening of Performances, returning to historic music hall KOKO for an exciting programme of live works that range across performance art, spoken word, dance, comedy and music.

With Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press, Martin Creed, Charismatic Megafauna, Das Hund, Bob Kil, Stacy Makishi, Grace Schwindt, Alma Soderberg and Tate n Lyle.

The evening presents eight new commissions and a UK premiere by international artists responding to the theme of intimacy. Each artistic contribution brings forward a new reading and experience, charging the venue with different physical, sensual and intellectual approaches. A wide array of artistic positions take stage throughout the evening, expanding from the personal to the collective, exploring the ways in which people connect to one another. Bob Kil, Stacy Makishi, Charismatic Megafauna and Grace Schwindt explore individual and personal narratives. Alma Soderberg and, Martin Creed expand on the sensual dimension of intimacy. Artist duos Tate n Lyle and Das Hund incorporate additional performers to examine and express the role of the social and political in personal interactions.Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press stages a typographic catwalk that oscillates between a runway show and a military march of linguistic components. She publishes the event under a unique ISBN number, permanently registering it in the public domain.

Intimacy is the quality of close relationships between subjects, which may be physical and bodily, however not necessarily sexual. It requires reciprocation. Each deeper connection creates more room to grow, more to lose and more to become. The human condition, in that regard, relies on the willingness to transcend individual boundaries, and the urge to multiply ways of being in order to have meaningful encounters. Individuals engaged with acts of care, trust and love are invested in the transactions of desire. The programme at KOKO, responds to the various forms and powers of intimacy and its role in understanding and relating to the world around us.

The eleventh edition of the annual event is curated by new DRAF Director & Chief Curator Fatoş Üstek. The event is free to the public, and coincides with Frieze London.



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