LUNÄ Table Talk at Spike Island

Installation View, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Spike Island, 2011

LUNÄ Table Talk
Wednesday 15 June 2011, 6pm
Spike Island, Bristol

Fatos Ustek, Lisa Skuret, Vanda Playford, Kaz, Ole Hagen, Soledad Garcia with Marjolijn Dijkman

Marjolijn Dijkman’s LUNÄ (2010), part of her Spike Island exhibition Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, pays tribute to the Lunar Society, a group of eighteenth century thinkers who met to discuss the topics of their age including exploration, collecting and the possibility of progress. The artist has reproduced the large oval table around which they held their meetings in a portable, flat pack form that she can transport with her around the world to stage similar conversations.

The first of two such events is hosted by members of Vision Forum London, a trans-disciplinary art project bringing together artists and curators who each also operate within a second field. The project is influenced by theories of time and research proceeds via unconventional methods that foreground direct experience and exploration.

At Spike Island the group invite the audience to participate in a series of playful engagements with time and presence, while exploring these phenomena through artistic, authorial and curatorial productions. The event coincides with the full moon, in homage to the original Lunar Society.

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As part of the LUNÄ Table event, my performance,  ‘A Non Universal Aphabet’, involved scored instruction, flash fiction, and a popping candy chorus.

Photos from the event:

'LUNÄ Table Discussion', Spike Island, 2011

Performance Documentation, ‘LUNÄ Table Discussion’, Spike Island, 2011

Performance Documentation, 'LUNÄ Table Discussion', Spike Island, 2011

Performance Documentation, ‘LUNÄ Table Discussion’, Spike Island, 2011

Performance Documentation, 'LUNÄ Table Discussion', Spike Island, 2011

Performance Documentation, ‘LUNÄ Table Discussion’, Spike Island, 2011

Performance Documentation, 'LUNÄ Table Discussion', Spike Island, 2011

Performance Documentation, ‘LUNÄ Table Discussion’, Spike Island, 2011