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RCA Film Night Series: 'sin∞fin – Performances at the Core of the Looking-Glass' (2012) by VestAndPage

8 November 2018 | 6pm – 8pm

Battersea, Gorvy Lecture Theatre


Following their UK premiere screening of their award-winning film Plantain at SPILL Festival of Performance in Ipswich,  artist duo VestAndPage will introduce their collaborative and contextual art practice at the RCA. They artistically and bodily approach themes such as the sublimation of pain and suffering, risk-taking, fragility, trust in change, union, endurance and failure of the individual and the collective through a ‘Poetics of Relations’.

At this event they will screen the concluding chapter of their performance-based film trilogy sin∞fin – Performances at the Core of the Looking-Glass, produced in Antarctica in 2012. From there, they will be available for discussion around their approach to performance-based filmmaking, and general artistic and curatorial practice.

German Verena Stenke and Venetian born Andrea Pagnes have been working together since 2006 as VestAndPage. For over a decade, they have been exploring performance art as a phenomena through their collaborative creative practice, as well as through theoretical artistic research and curatorial projects. Their work encompasses the production of live performance cycles, collective performance operas, performance-based films, visuals, theoretical and creative writings, and temporary artistic community projects. Their lectures, workshops and classes are presented in institutions and organisations worldwide. Stenke and Pagnes are the initiators and independent curatorial force behind projects such as, among others, the live art exhibition project and education program VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK.
www.vest-and-page.de | www.sinfin-themovie.de

This event has been organised by the RCA School of Arts & Humanities. If you have any queries, please contact Anne Duffau for more information.