A part of Kar-a-sutra by Anthea Hamilton
Saturday, November 10 at 12.00
Brunch will be served
Saturday, November 10 at 15.00
Performance by Gervais Cedric Njonga Bitjoka
Saturday, November 10 at 17.00
We will move on foot between events, please dress warm for the outdoors.
is the third part of Kar-a-sutra
, a cycle of four works by Anthea Hamilton produced by HOUSE
Kar-a-sutra drives on, continuing its interpretation of the prototype car Mario Bellini designed for the architectural section in the exhibition Italy: The New Domestic Landscape, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1972. In documentary images a troupe of mimes inhabited this proposed ideal living space, and cast the vehicle as a commonplace of blank-faced sociability.
As the seasons change, so do our mimes. We have already met them with the questions ‘What do you desire from a mobile communal home?’ and 'What can ants teach us about living together?' From the focus group of Primavera past to the no-nonsense insect communality of L'Estate let us now assume an atomic view of who and what drives the Kar-a-sutra.
Bellini's car had no engine, and consequently relied on the ambulatory power of mimes. An ingenious mechanism of eating, sleeping, walking – wait, no talking! – playing games, making love, working together, discovering the world, they turn the fuel of the everyday into Kar-a-sutra propulsion. The mimes' footsteps drive pistons, the metronomic signatures of oversquare bores. Their gimmicks turn cranks, and heads, around.
'Is time a necessity?' L'Autunno sets its own course; it is a season hard-wired to a fruitfulness that gives way to inevitable, beautiful decline.
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Dancers: Jordan Johnhope, Balder Hansen, Cedric Dissak and Amie Mbye. Music by Storyvile and The Accident. Video by SIGHLENS. Coreography by Gervais Cedric Njonga Bitjoka.
The mimes are Celine Aernoudt, Marc Eicher, Doris Hardeman, Diane Rivoire, Nelson Schaub and Ilana Winderickx, from HEAD, Haute école d'art et de design – Genève.
Brunch by Materiet / bread by Maschmann's bakery.
Roundtable by Petter Ballo.
Thanks to Viktor Pedersen and Damla Kilickiran
L'Autunno is presented in collaboration with: HEAD – Gèneve; Theater F; Kunstnernes Hus; and Louise Dany.
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About Anthea Hamilton
Anthea Hamilton (b. 1978, London) has recently held solo exhibitions The New Life, Secession, Vienna (2018) and The Squash: Duveens Commission, Tate Britain, London (2018) and participated in shows at The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield; Glasgow International; Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin; 13th Biennale de Lyon; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and Tate Britain, London; SculptureCenter, New York and Public Fiction, Los Angeles. She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2016.
House initiates and produces art in public space. The basis of House is the invitation to one artist to produce a new work. House is defined by production; each project establishes a new identity, design and mode of communication for House. House is currently producing a cycle of works by Anthea Hamilton.
House was established in 2014 by Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk and Steffen Håndlykken, and is run by Steffen Håndlykken with curating and production in collaboration with 1857. Design by Eriksen / Brown.
House is supported by KORO (URO)
1857 is supported by Arts Council Norway