Afterall and Arts Catalyst are pleased to announce two talks developed as part of Afterall’s research strand in Exhibition Histories and presented within Arts Catalyst’s current season 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering Revisited, 1966/2016
Using the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the legendary 1966 events and the founding of Experiments in Art and Technology, the talks will reflect on the histories of art and technology in performance, on transdisciplinary collaboration and the influence of the 1960s on contemporary art today.
For the first talk artist Jeremy Millar will host an evening screening of the film documenting John Cage's performance Variations VII., produced as part of 9 Evenings: Theater and Engineering. Millar will then contextualise the piece in relation to Cage's broader practice and related works.
Jeremy Millar is an artist and senior tutor at the Royal College of Art, London. He has an ongoing interest in John Cage's practice, and curated the current exhibition at Frith Street Gallery, John Cage: Lecture on the Weather (1975) previously, he conceived Every Day is a Good Day for Hayward Touring, the largest exhibition to date of the visual art of John Cage, which opened at Baltic in June 2010.
The second talk will be Exhibition Histories - Art and Technology Talk: Catherine Wood on Thursday 20 October.
This programme is supported by Arts Council England, Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, The London Community Foundation, PACE, Afterall, Central Saint Martins, UAL, King’s Cross, Goldsmiths, University of London, University of Westminster, London: The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) with the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture (IMCC) and The Performance Studio.
All programme listings are on the Arts Catalyst website.
Image: John Cage, Variations VII, 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering, October 1966. View of the performance from the floor of the Armory, with audience standing and the performance area in the background.
Photo credit: Adelaide de Menil