MIMOSA PUDICA - 18 MAY
with Gaia Fugazza
18 MAY 2018
LAST DANCE: RE-IMAGINED FUTURES
Mimosa Pudica was selected through an Open Call for proposals from female and female identifying artists and curators to be part of Re-Imagined Futures.
Mimosa Pudica is a performance that imagines a future where humans expand their knowledge through interaction with other species (specifically plants). The performance will be a shared ritualistic experience between audience, performer, and the Mimosa Pudica plant. The Mimosa Pudica’s leaves fold inward when touched and will be choreographed as part of the performance, and are also traditionally used for their antifertility properties.
The performance will consider the use of the contraceptive pill and will ask the audience to hold a small porcelain sculpture in their mouth without swallowing, raising the participant’s awareness of their presence.
Following the performance, Gaia will be joined by curator Nathalie Boobis to unravel some of the themes her work at Lighthouse explores. Nathalie is the founder of ‘The Future is a Collective Project’ a participatory research group that utilises the concept of the future as a tool for asserting overlooked desires and knowledge and articulating what is missing or ignored in the present.
Gaia’s practice includes painting, sculpture and performance. Alternatingly the onlooker, the researcher and the actress, her work explores subjects as disparate as nomadism, agriculture, mobile technology, shamanism and motherhood. Recent exhibitions include Baltic Triennial 13 South London Gallery, Star Messenger, LUX, London, Water from the Waist Down, Kunsthall Oslo; Growing Gills, Mimosa House, London; and Present and Distracted, Zabludowicz Collection, London.
Date: Friday 18 May 2018
Times: 7pm – 9pm
Tickets: Free – please register here.
This project is part of Re-imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
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