A collaboration between LADA, Sibylle Peters of Theatre of Research and Tate Families & Early Years
KAPUTT: The Academy of Destruction was a collaboration between LADA, Sibylle Peters of Theatre of Research and Tate Families & Early Years that took place at Tate Exchange in Tate Modern, in October 2017.
“We are not supposed to speak too loud, to write on walls, to eat too much sugar, to tear our schoolbooks apart, to smash the china, to cut ourselves, to step out of line. We are not supposed to destroy anything. We are supposed to be productive and creative and safe. Children, adults, all of us. Strangely, while we try hard to be good, we see all kinds of things around us being destroyed. So, who decides what is destruction and what is not? Who has permission to destroy?” Sibylle Peters, Theatre of Research.
KAPUTT: The Academy of Destruction explored these questions through a transgenerational team of six children and six adult artists as equal members.
KAPUTT’s academicians were Sibylle Peters, Heike Roms, Zoe Laughlin, Martin O’Brien, Malik Nashad Sharpe, Ansuman Biswas, Sam (Jazsam), Rubie (Gurrubie), Splendour & Najiba (Splenjiba), Tolu (Principal Tolu the G.O.A.T.), Ruqiya (R.P.H.D.) and Chese (Red Pool). The academicians were supported by the KAPUTT faculty members Hester Chillingworth, Katharina Duve, Zainab (Fidget Zalla) and Tyrell (the acrobatic zombie killer).
Together, they created a Transgenerational Manifesto of Destruction, in the form of a film created by Katharina Duve that we are showing in our LADA Screens series in May.
About LADA Screens
LADA Screens is a series of free, online screenings of seminal performance documentation, works to camera, short films/video and archival footage. It is part of Live Online, LADA’s dedicated space where you can watch short videos and films drawn from LADA’s Study Room or generated through our programmes and initiatives.
Each screening will be available to view for a limited time only, and will be launched with a live event at our space in Bethnal Green, London. Online art magazine, thisistomorrow will also feature the films on their website for the duration of the screenings.
LADA Screens is curated by the Live Art Development Agency (LADA). LADA is a ‘Centre for Live Art’: a knowledge centre, a production centre for programmes and publications, a research centre setting artists and ideas in motion, and an online centre for digital experimentation, representation and dissemination.
For more information about LADA Screens please contact Alex Eisenberg.