Live Arts Week VII | Mark Fell (GB) “Parallelling” @ GALLLERIAPIÙ
Xing presents the seventh edition of Live Arts Week, which takes place in Bologna from 18th to 21st april 2018.
Live Arts Week VII returns to the spaces of the Ex GAM, the former historic Gallery of Modern Art in Bologna, the central hub of this new Performance Week which also involves an ever-widening group of spaces, organizations and institutions active in the field of contemporary arts.
wednesday 18 april – 9pm
thursday 19, friday 20, saturday 21 april – 3>8pm
Mark Fell (GB)
performance/sound environment, production Xing/Live Arts Week
Parallelling is a piece by Mark Fell using light and synthetic sound to establish sensorial environments that are both engaging and disorienting. Featuring the performance practice of American artist Justin F. Kennedy’s and costume design by Isabella Carreras, the work circulates within and between the gallery’s three spaces. In common with Fell’s wider artistic and conceptual concerns, Parallelling draws together dissonant elements into dialogue around the nature of systemic behaviours: including recursion, permutation and repetition. For the opening, the work is activated through performative procedures by the dancer, while in the following days it is constantly reconfigured as an environment.
Mark Fell is a multidisciplinary artist based in Sheffield. After studying experimental film and video art he reverted to earlier interests in computational technology, music and synthetic sound. In 1998 he began a series of critically acclaimed record releases on labels including Mille Plateaux, Line, Editions Mego and Raster Noton. Today he is one of the most outstanding protagonists within the wide territory of algorithmic based music, both solo -in his own name or as Sensate Focus- and with the legendary SND and many other collaborators. His conceptual and critical approach to the technological nature of his practice and its cultural and social implications have led to an expansion of the musical and disciplinary reaches of his work which, in addition to records and concerts, has also taken the form of orchestral works, installations, transdisciplinary performances, critical texts and curatorial projects. He has worked with a number of artists including Yasunao Tone, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Okkyung Lee, Luke Fowler, Peter Gidal, John Chowning, Ernest Edmonds, Peter Rehberg, Oren Ambarchi and Carl Michael Von Hausswolff. The growing diversity of Fell’s practice is reflected in the broad spectrum of institutions that have invited him to present his work, from clubs such as Berghain in Berlin to the Hong Kong National Film Archive, to performances and exhibitions at institutions such as MACBA (London), The Royal Festival Hall (London), The Serpentine (London), Whitechapel (London), Artists Space (New York), EMPAC (Troy, New York), Issue Project Room (New York), Lampo/Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts (Chicago), Haus der Kultur der Welt (Berlin), CCA (Glasgow).
Justin F. Kennedy is a Berlin-based dance artist/teacher originally from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. In 2006, he earned a BA in Dance and Ethnic Studies from Wesleyan University and in 2013, an MA in Choreography from HZT Berlin. He has performed with and for Ligia Lewis, Isabel Lewis, Tino Sehgal, Adam Linder, Liz Kinoshita, Jeremy Wade, Peaches, Faustin Linyekula, Mark Fell, amongst others. His current projects include Forgotten Friends: a grey, or maybe purple Safari (2017), work with his art boyband: BOYZ in the WOODS, and a new solo: Toon Up the Middleground (2017) premiered at Villa Empain in Brussels.
concept, sound & visual composition Mark Fell
performance Justin F. Kennedy
costume design Isabella Carreras
supported by Elektron
production Xing/Live Arts Week