• 7.30pm – Fay Zmija Nicolson and Kunstraum Co-Director Thomas Cuckle in conversation.
• 8’ish pm- Screening OVER AND OVER PURE FORM
(Video with Sound, 24:24 minutes, 2017)
On 5 August 2016 Fay Zmija Nicolson staged OVER AND OVER PURE FORM at our then newly opened space on Roscoe street. The performance was the first event in the Kunstraum Live programme, which laid the foundations for our current performative focus.


We’re Students of Play Sense
Embodied geometry
Physical Forming
OVER AND OVER PURE FORM is a long form poem activated by gesture and structured by rhythm. The piece formalises the curriculum of a phantasy Art School, pasting Modernist studio exercises and Post-Modern reflexivity onto a neurotic atmosphere of contemporary neo-liberal demands. Nicolson uses speech, melodrama, humour and gestural motifs to wrest communication from the grasp of the literal and rational towards the surreal, physical, associative and sensual. A Chorus of students take on the forms of the contradictory pedagogical approaches they are subjected to, craving for moments of realisation, rupture and resistance.
Narrator: Fay Zmija Nicolson
Chorus: Jasmin Aldridge, Helen Davison, Lillian Wilkie and Madalina Zaharia
Percussion: Cedric Fauq
Production assistant: Tilly Sleven
Still photography: Samuel Fouracre
Sound and Lighting: Thomas Cuckle
Costume, make up and back drops: Fay Zmija Nicolson
Camera and Editor: Johnston Sheard
Additional camera: Paul Maheke
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