GHOST : Take in Care
Time & Place
About the event
This event is part of Mint Works's cultural programme GHOST
For the full programme details, please check http://mintworks.org/GHOST/Programme
Take In Care – Performances
1pm - 6.30pm
Enjoy a sunday of performances and offerings of care from Jade Wilford and Nadia Berri, Taïs Bean, Florence Devereux, The Light Salon, Jean Feline and Siri Kalla.
When exploring the interface between the ‘guest’ and the ‘host’, memories of generosity or conflict can flood in. In this time of global movement, when mobility can be voluntary or imposed, how do we meet each other? How do we listen to one another, offer care, embrace differences, learn new codes, and cultivate generosity? Drop in throughout the day to enjoy alternative modes of care, one-to-one with artists or in small groups.
Florence Devereux’s practice explores how animism can blur modernity’s ontological boundaries. Playing with the boundary making and breaking potential of the animist viewpoint, she aims to create an ambiguous relationship between humans and our internal and external environments. For Take In Care she will use her knowledge of astrological charts in an intimate performative setting to experiment with different ways of listening to our contextual environments.
Light Eye Mind and Nigel Norie presents The Light Salon
As a quaker, rather than 'guest' or 'host', Nigel meets people as 'friend'. In fostering equality we look past outward appearances and speak to 'that of light' that each of us holds as a binding universal element of our inner spiritual selves. This entails an awareness that each and every one of us belongs to a family - the family of humankind, as so we are brothers and sisters in spirit. We listen to one another's heart, care for one another's soul with compassion, accepting any differences as symbols of our uniqueness. We are all vulnerable and all hurt, and so need one another's care in order to overcome the challenges of our time in this realm.
The Bean’s latest work explores intimacy, vulnerability and transformation through experimental one on one exchanges and conversations. For care day, she will offer bespoke drinks of individual improvised chants, lovingly tailored to your most unsuspected needs.
Jade Wilford and Nadia Berri
Jade Wilford and Nadia Berri will present their performance Käfig. At the core of Käfig performance is a loose ability to take and transform through giving and receiving. Objects, sounds, movements and performers grow these temporary spaces in which a collective narrative emerges. Both their audience’s feedback and their personal experience speak of Käfig’s ability to create both the comfort and challenge to collectively go to a state a little outside ourselves as individuals.
In our present society, the menstrual cycle is often regarded as a nuisance, or even something inherently bad. However, by becoming aware of it's monthly ebb and flow, we can tap into a well of wisdom residing inside our bodies. Only by learning to truly care for our bodies, can we can learn how to truly care for others. During the care day, Siri Kalla will be our resident Menstrual Oracle. Come see her with all your questions about how you can care for and nourish your body and menstrual cycle in a profound way.
4.44pm - 6.33pm
ithinkthereforiambient takes you not quite upstairs or downstairs, offering figments of imagination, luxurious soundscapes intermittent with spoken word and poetry.
GHOST is Mint Works' multidisciplinary month-long programme of events and exhibition at Guest Projects, Yinka Shonibare’s London residency space. A week-long symposium starting on the 16th of October, will be followed by the opening of the exhibition on the 27th of October. GHOST will showcase a series of commissioned works by ten North African and European artists alongside a diverse events programme investigating the themes of ‘Guest’ and ‘Host’.
Through performances, talks, and workshops, participants and audiences alike will be invited to reflect on what it means to be a ‘guest’ or a ‘host’ at a time when notions of otherness, territory and belonging are being challenged.
Both the exhibition and events programme are free and open to all.
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