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SATURDAY 1 JULY 2017

Charles Avery

Club Night

Anne Hardy

Lawrence Lek

Benedict Drew

Günes Terkol

Lindsay Seers

Jake and Dinos Chapman

Ian Whittlesea

Melanie Manchot

Do Ho Suh

St Katharine Docks6pm - late

Charles Avery

Charles Avery will show objects and elements from his fictional Island in locations across East London. For over a decade Avery has been mapping life on the Island, producing a psycho-geographic portrait of the place and its inhabitants.

The commission will be composed of several elements, ranging from installations in public areas of St Katharine Docks, the transformation of White Mulberries cafe into the bar of The Egg Eating Egret, and a poster campaign billed around the streets of the East End proclaiming the various salons and schools of the Eternal Dialectic, the foremost cultural event of Onomatopoeia, port and gateway to the Island.

A project supported by St Katharine Docks and Elephant Gin.

To read more about the artist, visit the frieze archive.

Image: Charles Avery, Detail of Untitled (View of the Port at Onomatopoeia), 2009-2010, pencil and ink on paper, 530.8 x 260.9 x 10cm. Courtesy the artist
Village Underground10pm - 3:30am

Club Night

To celebrate the East End, Art Night 2017 will culminate with a Club Night, inviting audiences to experience infamous DJ sets by Alva Noto (aka Carsten Nicolai) and other DJs in collaboration with Boiler Room.

A project supported by Absolut.

To read more about Carsten Nicolai, visit the frieze archive.

Image: Carsten Nicolai. Photo Dieter Wuschanski
Nicholls & Clarke Showrooms6pm - late

Anne Hardy

For Art Night 2017 Anne Hardy will create an immersive installation charged with colour, light, audio and physical objects. In her practice, Hardy constructs installation-environments that combine sets and props with soundscapes. Her works immerse the visitor in worlds that are simultaneously familiar and disorienting. Her new commission for Art Night will further this concept with a new work at the former headquarters of Nicholls & Clarke building suppliers, near Liverpool Street. Courtesy of British Land, and an exclusively managed Location House site.

A co-commission by Art Night and Contemporary Art Society. The work will subsequently be donated to Leeds Art Gallery.

Site courtesy of British Land managed by Location House – www.locationhouse.co.uk

To read more about the artist, visit the frieze archive.

Anne Hardy, An Abandonment was accountable for the Accumulation of Acid After Dark _Punctuated Remains (detail), 2015, sculptural installation with audio. Courtesy Maureen Paley, London ©Anne Hardy
The White Chapel Building6pm - late

Lawrence Lek

Lawrence Lek’s new computer-generated video installation ‘Play Station’ is set in a future post-work society where employment is a thing of the past. Fuelled by young tech companies and overseas investment into the UK’s creative economy, playing video games has become a new form of work. In Lek’s installation, the recently redeveloped White Chapel Building – previously owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland – is home to this new kind of start-up corporate workplace, one whose ‘smart’ architecture disguises labour as leisure.

As work becomes increasingly immaterial, precarious, and automated, ‘Play Station’ reflects on the relationship between labour and play. The video piece will be accompanied by real-time computer game versions, allowing the public to create their own experiences.

 A co-commission by Art Night and Outset Young Patrons Circle.

Supported by Derwent London, which have developed the White Chapel Building.

To read more about the artist, visit the frieze archive.

Image: Lawrence Lek, Unreal Estate (The Royal Academy is Yours), 2015, full HD video simulation, 18min 10sec. Exhibition view- Dazed Emerging Artist Award, Royal Academy of Arts, London 2015. Courtesy the artist
Whitechapel Gallery6pm - late

Benedict Drew

Benedict Drew collaborates with a big band on a durational performance with video and live music for Art Night taking center stage in his major new multi-media installation at Whitechapel Gallery. A group of leading experimental musicians will produce exhilarating sounds of increasing intensity using the video projections in the gallery as their score.

A co-commission by the Art Night and Whitechapel Gallery.

To read more about the artist, visit the frieze archive.

Image: Benedict Drew, The Saw Tooth Wave, 2016. Photo_ Matt Packer. Courtesy the artist and MattÔÇÖs Gallery London
The Cass, London Metropolitan University6pm - late

Günes Terkol

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Turkish artist Gunes Terkol will work with the residents of Middlesex Street Estate, one of the two remaining Council Housing Estates in the City of London. Terkol will be leading a series of workshops in May to produce a banner. For the first time, men will be invited to participate. The local residents who participate in the workshops will share their dreams and desires as well as their relationship to their neighbourhood and the city at large. The large banner will be exhibited in the windows of The Cass, London Metropolitan University. It will be used as inspiration for a permanent mural on one of the Middlesex Street Estate’s external walls. It will be unveiled during Art Night, supported by a procession through the streets of Petticoat Lane Market.

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The mural is made in association with Aldgate Community Events, supported by the City of London Corporation.

 

Masonic Temple, Andaz London6pm - late

Lindsay Seers

Lindsay Seers presents a video installation with performative elements in the ceremonial setting of the Masonic Temple at Andaz Hotel, a Grade-II listed Greecian Temple which still functions for masonic lodge meetings. Seers’ durational work Never speak of this will respond to the 105-year-old site and freemason rituals.

The new commission is informed by her past works Extramission 3, 2006 a performance where Seers sat on a throne and projecting two circles of light out of her head, and One of Many, 2013, a video installation inspired by the history of freemasonry in Toulouse and the historic pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela.

Venue support from Andaz London Liverpool Street.

To read more about the artist, visit the frieze archive.

Image: Lindsay Seers, Nowhere Less Now (production still), 2012. Artangel commission, Tin Tabernacle, Kilburn, London. Courtesy the artist
London Dock6pm - late

Jake and Dinos Chapman

Jake and Dinos Chapman are creating a new video installation The Misshapeness of Things to Come (2017), which brings together subliminal juxtapositions of text and images, exploring the dialectic of meaning and language. Presented at the Pennington Street Warehouse in London Dock, Jake Chapman and his band will accompany the installation with a special performance. The band will be joined by a group of mannequins, dressed up in the attire of the deceased, carrying their eyes in their hands.

A project supported by St George, currently developing London Dock.

To read more about the artist, visit the frieze archive.

Image: Jake and Dinos Chapman, The New Arrival, 2014-16. Courtesy the artists and White Cube. Nuclear family
Bascule Chamber, Tower Bridge6pm - late

Ian Whittlesea

Ian Whittlesea will present Becoming Invisible in the Bascule Chamber, a cavernous space underneath Tower Bridge, making a new light and sound work specifically for the site.

The audience will be led in groups to the Chamber, where they will take part in a guided meditation with the aim of splitting light into its constituent parts, before recombining the colours of the spectrum into a glowing white cloud.

Image: Ian Whittlesea, White Cloud Forming (detail), 2016, acrylic paint on aluminium. Courtesy the artist
Exchange Square, Broadgate6pm - late

Melanie Manchot

Melanie Manchot presents an ambitious new performance, working with a number of dance schools across the East End, bringing together a range of styles and cultures, from Cuban Rueda to Chinese dance and Argentine tango. Dancers will parade through the streets, starting from their respective schools before meeting in Exchange Square, Broadgate. The site will then become the stage for a participatory dance performance where the public are invited to join in and learn a variety of dance forms.

This new commission revisits Manchot’s piece Dance (All Night, Paris) conceived for Nuit Blanche 2011. Activated by amateur dancers and the public, the performance will be filmed and then result in a new video by the artist.

A project supported by British Land.

Image: Melanie Manchot, Dance All Night Paris, video still, 2011, single channel HD video stereo sound 12min 37sec. Courtesy Parafin London ©Melanie Manchot
Commercial St6pm - late

Do Ho Suh

Do Ho Suh creates architecturally scaled fabric installations informed by his personal experiences, that recreate specific domestic spaces where he has lived. The sculptural installation, brings forward his quest of identity and belonging in the scales of the individual and societal realities, responding to the East End’s migrant history.

Do Ho Suh is further working on a large-scale commission in a public space, to be presented in Autumn 2017. It is a co-commission between Sculpture in the City and Art Night, as part of the festival’s legacy projects.

A project co-produced with KCCUK and supported by ARKO.

To read more about the artist, visit the frieze archive.

Image: Do Ho Suh, Home within Home within Home within Home within Home, 2013, polyester fabric, metal frame, 1530 x 1283 x 1297cm. Site-specific commissioned artwork for Hanjin Shipping Box Project, MMCA National Museum
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