July 4, 2014 - Serpentine Galleries - Park Nights 2014
July 4, 2014

Park Nights 2014

Heather Phillipson, ha!ah! (still), 2013. HD video. Courtesy of the artist.

Park Nights 2014

Serpentine Pavilion 2014 designed by Smiljan Radić

Kensington Gardens
London W2 3XA


Serpentine Galleries presents Park Nights, an annual series of live events, poetry, music, film, literature and performance that takes place on Friday evenings in the Serpentine Pavilion 2014 designed by Smiljan Radić.

This summer, Park Nights include new performances by artists Ed Atkins, Lina Lapelyte, Hannah Perry and Heather Phillipson, an evening of experimental sound and light with Haroon Mirza, Mark Fell and Okkyung Lee, a talk by sociologist Zygmunt Bauman and a gathering of friends and collaborators to celebrate Chilean filmmaker Raúl Ruiz.

Tickets available from the Galleries Lobby Desk T +44 (0) 207 402 6075 or ticketweb.co.uk.

Friday 11 July, 8pm
Ed Atkins, Synonyms: Five or six noise-making rifts
Ed Atkins will recite texts, songs and sounds, feelings. Conviviality will abound, amply aided by whiskey and beer. The evening will be fleet, painless and moving, in more or less literal ways. You’re welcome. With the participation of MUSARC.

Friday 25 July, 8pm
Of Pirates and Disappearances: A Homage to Raúl Ruiz
Chilean filmmaker Raúl Ruiz (1941–2011) is one of the most exciting and innovative figures to emerge from 1960s cinema. This Park Nights evening brings together actor Melvil Poupaud, Ruiz’s longtime collaborator Paulo Branco and Ruiz’s wife and fellow director Valeria Sarmiento. Participants include composer Jorge Arriagada, essayist and philosopher Andrés Claro, singer, actress and director Arielle Dombasle, artist Philippe Parreno, novelist Alan Pauls and poet Waldo Rojas. The evening features screenings, music, talks, readings and food, inspired by Ruiz’s work. 

Friday 22 August, 8pm
Forget Amnesia with Haroon Mirza, Mark Fell and Okkyung Lee, in collaboration with Fiorucci Art Trust
Artists Haroon Mirza, Mark Fell and Okkyung Lee come together for an evening of light and sound synthesis, affecting the Pavilion’s acoustic and spatial environment. This Park Nights performance is programmed in collaboration with Fiorucci Art Trust on the occasion of the Trust’s festival Forget Amnesia in Stromboli, Italy, curated by Mirza and Milovan Farronato.

Friday 29 August, 8pm
Lina Lapelyte, Hunky Bluff 
Artist Lina Lapelyte devises a new work for a specially selected, all-female group of performers with low voices. Deconstructing the arias originally sung by castrato singers, Lapelyte reflects upon femininity and gender. Participants include Sharon Gal, Trish Lyons, Áine O’Dwyer, Vivienne Griffin and Cian McConn.

Friday 12 September, 8pm
Hannah Perry, Horoscopes (Déjà vu)
Hannah Perry is an artist working mainly in installation, print and video. Inspired by her editing practice, Perry produces a new, site-specific work, which results in the unfolding pace of a performance film, with all its jolts, stirs and jump-cuts. Perry graduated from the Royal Academy of Arts in London this year. 

Friday 19 September, 8pm
Zygmunt Bauman
Zygmunt Bauman, sociologist and professor at University of Leeds (Emeritus Professor since 1990), is best known for his analyses of the links between modernity and the Holocaust and of postmodern consumerism. His seminal book Liquid Modernity (2000) has come to redefine our understanding of agency, individuality and uncertainty in the 21st century. Following his talk, Bauman will be in conversation with Serpentine Galleries Co-Director Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Friday 3 October, 8pm
Heather Phillipson
Artist and award-winning poet Heather Phillipson presents an audio-sculptural event, squeezed around the Pavilion’s architecture. Inserting voices, bodies, music and objects into its orifices and recesses, Phillipson ignites the Pavilion’s visual and sonic axes with a one-night-only poetic oddity.
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