• Screening: 36 Mesostics RE: and not RE: Duchamp by John Cage

    Wednesday 27th March, 7:30pm
    A screening of 36 Mesostics RE: and not RE: Duchamp read by John Cage. The video was originally shown as part of the Artists’ Television Network in 1978. The Artists’ Television Network (ATN) attempted to develop television as an artistic medium and provide a platform for experimental video art with dance, theatre, music and the visual arts. The formats included live performances, lectures, seminars, screenings, video art, theatre works and contemporary music compositions. For 36 Mesostics RE: and not RE: Duchamp, John Cage reads a series of mesostics using found and (re)authored texts. Mestostics were a form developed by Cage that generated vertical phrases by intersecting lines using spine-words that move down the middle of horizontal text. The screening will start promptly at 7:30pm and last 26 minutes.

    Free, no booking required.
    Courtesy LUX, London.
  • A Failed Play

    Anna-Sophie Berger


    Private View Thursday 11th April, 6-9pm

    A Failed Play is Anna-Sophie Berger’s first solo exhibition in London. The new installation includes wall mounted prints drawn from archival material documenting the production of the artist’s 2013 project fashion is fast (a 36 piece fashion collection) as well as two new individual sculptures. It won’t rain repurposes industrial material - composed of 36 steel ladders connected to form a cage-like structure. The traditional use value of the objects used to reach and mount is therefore prohibited as they are used to create an obstacle or confinement. The second sculpture, The Wearer of Clothes, is the shape of a classic ballgown with an iron skeleton akin to historic crinolines. The centre front opening of the dress as well as its material visually reference outdoor gear and tents.
    Anna-Sophie Berger (b.1989, Austria) lives and works in New York and Vienna. Berger has presented solo exhibitions at: MUMOK, Vienna; Kunsthaus Bregenz; 21Haus, Vienna; JTT, New York and Emanuel Layr Vienna and Rome. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at: Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem; MUMOK, Vienna; S.M.AK., Gent; Kunstverein Munich; Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius; Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger; Salzburger Kunstverein; 9th Berlin Biennial; Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien KM-, Graz. She is the recipient of the ars viva Prize 2018 and the 2016 Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize.
    Developed with the generous support of Bundeskanzleramt and The Austrian Cultural Forum London. This project was produced in collaboration with Phileas.