Block Universe International Performance Art Festival, 2018

Positioning London at the forefront of international performance art, Block Universe 2018 featured three UK premieres and seven new, site-specific commissions by artists working at the cross-section of contemporary visual art, dance and music. This edition explored themes that act as a counterpoint to the divisiveness created by contemporary politics, focusing on, as well as questioning, utopian ideals of community and collectivity. By addressing the ways in which we relate to one another, the contributors responded both to the larger fabric of society that binds us as well as to the politics of sex and love in our personal relationships.

In collaboration with major cultural institutions and organisations across the city, including the Royal Academy of Arts, ​Siobhan Davies Dance​, ​The Store X​, ​British Museum​, ​Somerset House​, ​Studio Voltaire​, ​Oval Space ​ ​and Brunel Museum ​the festival presented work by some of the most innovative UK-based and international artists working in performance today, alongside talks, workshops and special projects.

Block Universe 2018 team: Louise O’Kelly, Founding Director & Curator; Katharina Worf, Co-Curator; Tatjana Damm, Business Development; Xica Aires, Head of Production; Elli Resvanis, General Manager; Halime Özdemir, Development. Thank you to all our volunteers for their support!

London, UK



Last Yearz Interesting Negro / Jamila Johnson-Small

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