9 June Venice – MAP1: Waterways

Date|Time: 9 June 2017, 6.30am-7.15pm
Performance Sites: Palazzo Pisani a Santa Marina, Venice, Italy & various outdoor locations.
Artists: Libita Clayton, Lynn Lu, Paul Maheke, Boedi Widjaja

Performance schedule:
6.30am – 8.30am : Libita Clayton, ( in and between place and home ) – outdoor performance 
10.00am – 2.00pm : Boedi Widjaja, Path. 8, Invisible Cities 。云海游 – outdoor performance
3.00pm – 5.00pm : Lynn Lu, Be afraid only of standing still  outdoor performance
6.45pm – 7.15pm : Paul Maheke, Mbu et les Autres – Diaspora Pavilion, Palazzo Pisani*

*Please note that places to attend Paul’s performance are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis – please arrive at 6:30pm for this performance as doors will close at 6:45pm. Please do note the work contains strobe lighting.

MAP1: WATERWAYS is a public live art programme conceived by curator Annie Jael Kwan in collaboration with Something Human that explores current notions of Diaspora connecting Singapore, UK and Italy. WATERWAYS is presented in collaboration with Beyond the Frame, a project led by International Curators Forum (ICF) and University of the Arts London(UAL) alongside the Diaspora Pavilion exhibition, curated by David A. Bailey and Jessica Taylor, that is currently installed at Palazzo Pisani Santa Marina in Venice from 13 May – 26 November 2017.

In response to the critical themes explored by the artists of the Tactical Interventions: Diaspora Pavilion exhibition, MAP1: WATERWAYS presents a day of indoor and outdoor performances activating sites alongside water. MAP1 utilises the critical metaphor of “water” as conceptual locus to investigate the relations with three cities – Venice, Singapore and London – that have historically been hubs and gateways of trade and cultural exchange between different regions since medieval times to the present. Transition and movement via water also underpin the lived experiences of the artists and find manifestation in their projects, and is the imaginary metaphor in which to pull together diverse stories, aesthetics and cultural contexts.

Into this context MAP1: WATERWAYS asks the question as to how memories and meanings were collected and preserved in transition, when departure, resettlement and assimilation across vast distances fragment any sense of continuity, or materials are lost or destroyed, therefore refocusing on the idea that the ‘archive’ can be fluid and transposed in the living persons, who bear witness and willfully reconstruct and pass on meaning in the historical present. MAP1: WATERWAYS brings 4 live performances that draw attention to the artist as personal archivist of transitory collective and personal meanings of the past, present and future.

More information on performances here.
Full schedule to follow.