VA15: Crossing Boundaries London Performances


A live reading of selected recent work by Katrina Palmer accompanied by Adam Wilson on keyboard. Palmer uses words and narrative to build sculptural objects in publications, audio installations and live readings. The work often features an artist-protagonist negotiating aspects of materiality in visceral encounters with real and imagined objects.


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Tatsumi Orimoto performing Breadman on the Bus

Tatsumi Orimoto performing Breadman on the Bus

Games with the Water Horse, Jon Adams
12 – 12.30pm, First Floor Galleries
Artist Jon Adams’ Games with the Water Horse draws on family episodes including his mother’s death, the dropping of the atomic bomb, an uncle who sank in 1942, synaesthesia and working with theatre director Sir Peter Brook. Told from the perspective of an artist with Asperger’s syndrome and PTSD, Adams intertwines stories that cross boundaries of consciousness, life experiences, art forms, and neuro-diverse thinking.

I Declare At My Own Risk / Home Alina Serban
Two powerful plays, told with unsentimental honesty, of Alina Serban’s journey through the Romanian Care system and her pulsating desire for a safe home.

This Island of Me, Kimbal Quist Bumstead

Interdisciplinary artist Kimbal Quist Bumstead performs his storytelling work This Island of Me, telling tales of the sea, travel, migration and imagination.

Sunley Gallery
Performance of Disarm by Pedro Reyes

Margate  beach
Performance by artist Richard Parry


Ok, Set, Drop Ruth Proctor

Ok, Set, Drop Ruth Proctor

Breadman on the Bus, Tatsumi Orimoto

Performing in England for the first time in five years, renowned Japanese artist Tatsumi Orimoto performed Breadman on the Bus. The everyday seems almost extraordinary, as Breadman boards the Thanet Loop bus at Broadstairs (1.30pm), travelling to Turner Contemporary with bread strapped to his face. Followed by the artist drawing in the gallery throughout the afternoon.

The Holborn Cenotaph, Tony White
Author Tony White reads ‘The Holborn Cenotaph’, his short satirical story in which the high-rise tower of Holborn Police Station is decommissioned and converted into ‘a new Holborn Cenotaph, a 50-metre high, networked memorial to those men and women who have lost their lives or who will die in contact with the police in the UK.’ This performative work of fiction resulting from a loose collaboration with Stuart Brisley, Maya Balcioglu, and Dr. Sanja Perovic of King’s College London.

Simon Smith, Tony White and Iain Sinclair
Iain Sinclair and writer Tony White discuss writing in the context of history, national identity and climate change, drawing on TS Eliot and White’s novel Shackleton’s Man Goes South

Ok, Set, Drop Ruth Proctor:
Risk artist Ruth Proctor brought her artwork to life as she launched herself from a 4 metre high scaffold onto the gallery floor.


VA15 Newcastle Performance

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VA15 Venice Performances 

Jon Adams

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KAtarina PAlmer

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Marita Isabel Solberg 

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