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Frieze First Thursday Performance Evening

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Opening Hours: 
The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

To celebrate Tina Keane’s Programme 1 and Frieze Week, join us for a night of cutting-edge performance, exploring themes poignant to Keane’s work – including identity, sexuality and gender.

Featuring recent graduates Alexandra Davenport and Rosie Gibbens, together with Laura Greenway, Bea Haut, Marcus Orlandi, Liene Steinberga Cesar and Emily Whitebread, the evening will take audiences on a journey through powerful explorations into pertinent themes.

All performances will take place in the covered Bow Arts Victorian Courtyard, adjacent to the gallery, with gin cocktails and other drinks available throughout. Programme 1 Tina Keane will be showing in the Nunnery Gallery.

Tickets £6/4 (full price/concessions – inc. students, over 65s and Bow Arts artists)

Tickets available here


Emily Whitebread Smooth and Rough (2017)
A manifestation of writings about the artist’s tongue – accompanied by moving electronic tongues – Whitebread performs a stream of consciousness, a mixture of reminiscence and evasion.

Liene Steinberga Cesar Free Viv (2018)
Originally performed as part of Turner Contemporary’s exhibition Journeys with the Waste Land, Cesar’s Free Viv sees the artist cut herself out of the constraints of a wedding dress in a homage to Vivienne Haigh-Wood, T. S. Eliot’s wife.

Alexandra Davenport, Circuit Training (exercises in self-doubt) (2018)
Interpreting the body as material to be manipulated as apparatus, Circuit Training sees two figures fragment and join in a choreographed exploration of body language.

Laura Greenway, Weight (2017)
A metaphor for depression, in Weight Greenway invites the audience to fill buckets she carries with black water-filled balloons, symbolising the physical and emotional burden of mental illness.

Marcus Orlandi Iron Man (2017)
Part of an ongoing series in which Orlandi uses and misuses objects to re-contextualise them, Iron Man is a direct reference to masculinity and the struggle for non-binary people to fit into gender specified boxes.

Bea Haut Drag (2017)
Performance and film combine for Haut’s poetic response to an abandoned old sofa, combining action, comedy and pleasure for this special screening of her 16mm black and white film.

Rosie Gibbens Trying it on for size (2017)
Taking a man’s tailcoat, Gibbens combines it with her body in multiple ways; referencing art history, pornography and advertising, her moves are an exploration of different representations of the female body – some absurd, some romantic and some sexual.

Read more about Programme 1 Tina Keane

Travel information

Nearest station(s): Bow Road, Bow Church DLR
Bus: 8, 25, 108, 205, 276, 425, 288, D8, N205
Parking: Resident parking can be found after 5pm Monday-Friday, free parking is available on the weekends
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