Kunstraum Live

Benni Bosetto with Xenia Perek
Friday 27 March, 7.30–10.30 GMT

LIVE STREAM: The Muddy Streaming Performance Evening
Friday 20 March from 7.30pm GMT

Hermine Demoriane: Tightrope
Lecture performance
21 February, 7 - 8:30pm

The Knives Beside the Plates
Film screening and talks
23 February, 3 - 7:30pm

Plum Job
Katie Shannon and Zoe Williams
Friday 13 December, 7-11pm

SO SOFT World Tour Exhibition
Fri 6 Dec, 5–10pm (by-invitation)
Sat 7 Dec, 11am–10pm Sun 8 Dec, 11am–8pm

Benni Bosetto: Ambiente X
with Xenia Perek
Saturday 30 November 2019, 2-6 pm

In Search of Fluid Self
Screening: Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue & Paprika
17 November 2019 4-7 pm

Rebecca Lennon
Eating the wallpaper collapses the sharp lines
Friday 4 October 2019, 7pm  

Thursday 26 and Saturday 28 September 2019

Friday 13 September 2019, 7pm

William Joys: A One Man Show
6 & 7 Sept 2019, 7pm

Annie Sprinkle's Herstory of Porn
Saturday 25 May 2019, 7–9pm

Wednesday 22 May, 7pm

Deniz Ünal: Characters of Control
Saturday 6 April, 7pm

You Are Good
Saturday 16 March 2019, 7–9pm

Allusion to a body no longer present
Thursday 7 March 2019, 7–9pm

Thursday 28 February 2019, 6–9pm

Rainer Ganahl
Comme des Marxists
8 Dec 2018

Life/Forms 2.0: 'Königin der Nacht’
a performance by Johannes Büttner and Bastian Hagedorn
2 September 2018

Tyler Eash and Sara Rodrigues
Allusion to a body no longer present
2 June 2018

Mary Hurrell
2 (Aerial) – Performance
24 March 2018, 7pm

Charismatic Megafauna
in fragments from the shattered toe 4 November 2017

Performances For Pets
Krõõt Juurak & Alex Bailey
in fragments from the shattered toe
Talk for humans - Saturday 21 October 2017, 5pm
Performances for dogs - Sunday 22 October 2017

Maria Metsalu
in fragments from the shattered toe
25 November 2017

Saturday 7 October 2017

Jeremiah Day
31 May 2017

Johnston Sheard & Nils Alix-Tabeling
How Can You Love Me Knowing That I Could Never Love You? (Part One)
17 June 2017

Beth Collar & Hannah Still
Brainstem Thinking
10 June 2017

Performing Objects
Isabelle Cornaro, Benedict Drew, Anna Franceschini, Iain Hamilton Grant, Rebecca Lennon, Maria Walsh and Zoe Williams
3 June – 4 June 2017

Fiona James
GUTLESS SPEECH (and other impossible thoughts)
11 August 2016

Fay Nicolson
5 August 2016

Morphologies live programme
13 September, 20 September, 27 September, 4 October 2014
Alex Cecchetti, Lucy Clout, Fiona James, Sabel Gavaldon, Gudrun Hasle, Frances Loeffler, Henning Lundkvist, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, Gro Sarauw, Vladimir Tomić, Werker Magazine
Curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst

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Thursday 26 and Saturday 28 September 2019

Three days of performance, discussion and screenings. F U T U R E R I T U A L is a performance and research project considering the place, use and function of ritual within contemporary performance and queer cultures. the project positions ritual as a technology, asking how artists might use ritual technology and to what ends.

Tuesday 24 September, 7pm @ Live Art Development Agency 
Film night: Martin O’Brien & Sheree Rose | Nwando Ebizie
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This evening features a screening of short films and performance documentation by artists working around ritual, performance and futurity. Featured works include documentation of Sanctuary Ring, by Martin O’Brien and Sheree Rose, and a selection of videos by Nwando Ebizie. RSVP here


Thursday 26 September, 7pm @ Kunstraum
Charlie Ashwell | Kelvin Atmadibrata | Sandra Stanionyte
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Performance works by three artists responding to the notion of a future ritual. Charlie Ashwell’s work spells has been additionally supported with a micro commission by F U T U R E R I T U A L and Kunstraum. No booking required.

Saturday 28 September, 1-5pm and 7pm till late @ Kunstraum
Leman Daricioğlu  | Radage ▽ Hardaker | Augusto Cascales | Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley
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Saturday will begin in the afternoon with a durational performance by Leman Daricioğlu [1 – 5pm, drop in any time] followed by an evening of performances by Radage ▽ Hardaker, Cascales and Brathwaite-Shirley [Doors at 7pm]. Afterparty till 11pm! No booking required.

F U T U R E R I T U A L is supported by Arts Council England, Live Art Development Agency and Kunstraum.





Film night – Live Art Development Agency | 7pm to 9pm

This evening features a screening of short films and performance documentation by artists working around ritual, performance and futurity. Featured works include documentation of Sanctuary Ring, by Martin O’Brien and Sheree Rose, and a selection of videos by Nwando Ebizie.

Following the screenings, there will be a discussion with the featured artists, hosted by F U T U R E R I T U A L lead artist Joseph Morgan Schofield. The full programme will be announced closer to the event.

The event is free, but please RSVP.

–> Info on LADA
–> Facebook info
–> Booking info

| about the artists |

Nwando Ebizie is a multidisciplinary artist and curator whose work converges around immersive installation, performance art personas, experimental theatre, neuroscience, music and African diasporic ritual. Carving out her own particular strand of Afrofuturism, she combines research into the neuroscience of perception (inspired by her own neurodiversity) and an obsession with science fiction with a ritualistic live art practice. She has curated happenings for Wellcome Collection and released records supported by Gilles Peterson. Awards include the Steve Reid Innovation Award and the Oram Award. She has performed in Tokyo (Bonobo), Rio de Janeiro (Tempo Festival), Berlin (Chalet), Latvia (Baltais Fligelis Concert Hall) and Zurich (Blok) as well as across the UK from Home MCR to Barbican and Southbank Centre. Her first solo exhibition took the form of a ritual immersive tech landscape and was presented as part of Home MCR’s Push festival before being commissioned by Brighton Festival and Lighthouse. Her current large scale project is an immersive opera happening based on the life of a 12th century nun, co-curated with multi-sensory organisation BitterSuite.


Martin O’Brien’s work draws upon his experience of suffering from cystic fibrosis. His performance and video art is concerned with physical endurance, disgust long durations and pain base practices in order to address a politics of the sick, queer body and examine what it means to be born with a life-threatening disease, politically and philosophically.


Sheree Rose is an American photographer and performance artist. Her photographs documented the BDSM and queer subcultures in Los Angeles during the early 1980s. With her partner and creative collaborator, performance artist Bob Flanagan, they explored sexuality, BDSM, death, and daily living with terminal illness.




Kunstraum | 7pm to 10.30pm

Three artists – Charlie Ashwell, Kelvin Atmadibrata and Sandra Stanionyte – have been invited to present works responding to the notion of a future ritual.

Charlie Ashwell’s work SPELLS has been additionally supported with a micro commission by F U T U R E R I T U A L and Kunstraum.

Further details about the works will be made available closer to the time.

The event is free and there is no need to book.

–> Facebook info

| about the artists |

Charlie Ashwell is a dance witch.

Charlie Ashwell, banishing dance, SPLAYED, 2018
photo credit Ben Gilbert


Kelvin Atmadibrata (b.1988, Jakarta, Indonesia) recruits superpowers awakened by puberty and adolescent fantasy. Equipped by shōnen characters, kōhai hierarchy and macho ero-kawaii, he often personifies power and strength into partially canon and fan fiction antiheroes to contest the masculine and erotica in Southeast Asia.

He works primarily with performances, often accompanied by and translated into drawings, mixed media collages and objects compiled as installations. Approached as bricolages, Kelvin translates narratives and recreates personifications based on RPGs (Role-playing video games) theories and pop mythologies.

Currently he is based in London, United Kingdom as a Master of Art in Contemporary Art Practice (Performance) student with Royal College of Art.

–> www.kelvinatmadibrata.com

Kelvin Atmadibrata, The emperor died soon after, Bandung International Arts Festival, 2017
photo credit Alan Schacher


Sandra Stanionyte is a Lithuanian born interdisciplinary artist working in the field of performance art and architecture.

“I look at my work as a triangulation between memory, architecture, and the body as a site. I’m interested in the ways in which a study of space (architecture) is equivalent to a study of body in space.

And how a body, my body, can become a site to express personal memories and psychological states as a conceptual architecture which is both internal and external. Whilst physical architecture itself is transformed into a metaphor for both material and immaterial spaces. In other words: my body becomes a house leaking memories, a site for a research and a tool for action.”

–> www.stanionyte.com

Sandra StanionyteThree easy pieces: Fall, Get up, Walk and again, Carbonarium Performance Art Festival, 2019

photo credit István-Kovács

photos from Thursday performance by Jemima Yong



Kunstraum | 1-5pm and 7pm till late

Leman Daricioğlu, Radage ▽ Hardaker,  and Augusto Cascales will present works responding to the notion of a future ritual.

Daricioğlu’s work will be a durational performance taking place from 1–5pm. Works by Radage ▽ Hardaker and Augusto Cascales will take place in the evening, doors from 7pm. Afterparty till 11pm!

The event is free and there is no need to book.

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| about the artists |

Leman Daricioğlu produces mostly in the field of performance art but also (rarely) in other disciplines like installation, video, photography etc.  She sees the process of making art as a performative research on the self. She uses the work as a tool to transform her limits and her subjectivity and also to create new corporal concepts to think, to imagine, to dream, to act, to be and to become. Her works are always based on this two layers: The transformative power of the body work and the intellectual/political/ethical concept (which speak with one voice to her) of the project. She views the body as a resource to be unravelled; as a laboratory of emotions, fears and limits; and as an intensity space of encounters. She believes in the power of the present and the touch. If and when she needs to defineherself as an artist, she chooses to use the ‘queer artist’ title. Her take of ‘queer’ does not only refer to an area beyond heterosexuality and binary sex, but also to a space beyond normativity itself.


Leman Daricioğlu,”DIS-SENSUS” (Venice International Performance Art Week Summer Class 2019)

photo credit Francesca Carol Rolla


Augusto Cascales is a Brazilian artist based in London, working across different mediums at the intersection of spontaneity and criticality. Using queer feminist and post-colonial positions, their (soma)tic ritualistic practice explores deviant forms of knowledge production and distribution.

Further details about the works will be made available closer to the time.


Radage ▽ Hardaker is the close collaboration between Alicia Radage and Ro Hardaker. Their performance and curatorial practice regards space, place and the body’s relation to objects. In 2015/16 they toured vagina arsehole womb anus () o and began the curatorial project Skeleton House occupying the empty shell of a Clapham townhouse as it reconfigured between home, studio, artist hotel and exhibition space.

Together and separately they have shown work throughout the UK and internationally at SPILL (UK), TATE Modern, Venice International Performance Art Week (IT), CuerpAs3 Feminist Performance Festival (CL) and Queer Performatorium (CA).





Established in 1999, the Live Art Development Agency (LADA) is the world’s leading organisation for Live Art, producing specialized projects, opportunities, resources and publications for those who make, watch, research, study, teach, produce, present, write about and archive Live Art, and creating conditions in which diversity, innovation and risk in contemporary culture can thrive.

LADA is wheelchair accessible by lift and provide gender inclusive bathrooms.

Live Art Development Agency
The Garrett Centre
117A Mansford Street
London, E2 6LX


Kunstraum is a non-profit art space with a focus on international mid-career artists underrepresented in the UK and early-career UK-based artists. Kunstraum’s purpose is to foster greater knowledge of, and curiosity about, cultural production in Europe and worldwide, through a programme of exhibitions, performance commissions, publications and community-based activities.

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