Block Universe: London’s International Performance Art Festival

Maria Hassabi, STAGED, 2016. Presentation at The Kitchen, New York as part of Crossing the Line Festival, October 4-8, 2016. Performers: Simon Courchel, Hristoula Harakas, Maria Hassabi, Oisín Monaghan. Courtesy the artist. Photo Thomas Poravas.

From 26 May to 3 June 2018, Block Universe will present work by some of the most innovative UK-based and international artists working in performance art today. They include Maria Hassabi, Hanne Lippard, Giselle Stanborough, Nora Turato and Laura Wilson.

The festival features five new commissions by Gery Georgieva, Evan Ifekoya & Victoria Sin, Alex Mirutziu, Last Yearz Interesting Negro / Jamila Johnson-Small and They Are Here, a collaborative practice led by Helen Walker and Harun Morrison.

As in previous years, Block Universe performances will take place in major institutions and unique venues across London including Somerset House, British Museum, Royal Academy of Arts and Studio Voltaire. Creating extraordinary opportunities for dialogue between London‘s storied institutions and a selection of exceptional performance artists working at the cross-section of contemporary visual art, dance and music, Block Universe positions London at the forefront of international performance art.

The expanded public program will feature talks with key industry professionals, film screenings and participatory workshops. It includes partnerships with Siobhan Davies Dance, Victoria & Albert Museum and Goldsmiths, University of London.

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Andrea K. Hammer, founder and director of Artsphoria Magazine, is a Philadelphia-based freelance writer. She has published articles in international publications. Through this expanded edition of Artsphoria, she invites fellow artists, writers, innovators and creative thinkers to join our conversation!

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