COS × SERPENTINE GALLERIES PARK NIGHTS 2017
JUNE 2017, LONDON
COS is proud to support Serpentine Galleries Park Nights 2017, a series of events on art, dance, film and technology programmed for the new Serpentine Pavilion designed by award-winning architect Francis Kéré.
Inspired by the tree that serves as a central meeting point in his home town of Gando in Burkina Faso, Francis Kéré has designed a responsive Pavilion that seeks to connect its visitors to nature and each other. Mimicking a tree’s canopy, the expansive roof allows air to circulate freely while offering shelter, and in case of rain an oculus funnels any water that collects on the roof into a spectacular waterfall that will later irrigate the surrounding park.
This year’s Park Nights series takes place on selected Friday evenings from 30th June until 22nd September and features site-specific events by a range of international artists, choreographers and filmmakers.
PARK NIGHT 1
FRIDAY 30 JUNE, 8pm
Cinematographer and artist Arthur Jafa hosts an evening in response to his summer exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions.
PARK NIGHT 2
FRIDAY 14 JULY, 8pm and 9.30pm
Choreographer Bouchra Ouizguen’s Corbeaux brings together ten women from Morocco and ten from London to perform a new piece developed through a series of workshops. In partnership with Shubbak Festival 2017.
PARK NIGHT 3
FRIDAY 21 JULY, 8pm
Artist Tamara Henderson’s Seasons End: Out of Body is a choreographed procession that uses costumes and fabrics to evoke a language of mourning in a new performance for the Pavilion.
PARK NIGHT 4
FRIDAY 18 AUGUST, 8pm
Black Quantum Futurism is an interdisciplinary collaboration exploring the intersections of futurism, creative media, DIY-aesthetics, and activism in marginalised communities.
PARK NIGHT 5
FRIDAY 25 AUGUST, 8pm
Artist Shen Xin presents a live interpretation of her films that investigate moving image and performance. Shen examines how emotion, judgment, and ethics circulate within individual and collective subjects.
PARK NIGHT 6
FRIDAY 15 SEPTEMBER, 8pm
Pioneering performance artist Eleanor Antin presents a new reading and performance.
PARK NIGHT 7
FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER, 8pm
Deaf artist and writer Joseph Grigely presents Blueberry Surprise, a play for three voices that is based on written conversations with hearing people, ranging from the mundane to the obscene.
30 June – 22 September 2017
Tickets are available at www.serpentinegalleries.org