‘Revisiting Genesis’ follows two nurses, both named Jackie, who create biographical slideshows for patients as a tool for reflection on posthumous digital legacies, withdrawal, friendships, cultural and social loss, and memory as identity. When a group of friends request this treatment for Genesis – an artist who is dying symbolically and otherwise – Nurse Jackie attempts to trigger Genesis’ memory and bring her back through the slideshow.
Presented in parallel with Genesis’ story, the episodes are intercut with improvised interviews between Nurse Jackie, played here by a practising GP, and real people who have life-limiting conditions.
Revisiting Genesis, takes the form of a web-series in twelve episodes. For LADA Screens we will be showing a compilation of episodes one to seven. Following the screening, Oreet Ashery will be in conversation with David Faulkner (Gallery Director, Stanley Picker Gallery).
For full cast and credit list please visit the ‘Revisiting Genesis’ project website.
Revisiting Genesis is the culmination of Oreet Ashery’s Stanley Picker Fellowship and is part of an exhibition at Stanley Picker Gallery which runs between 14 April - 11 June 2016.
Oreet Ashery is a UK based interdisciplinary artist whose politically charged and socially engaged practice includes exhibitions, performances, videos and writings, in an international context, that explore issues of gender materiality, potential communities and biopolitics. Recent presentations include Fig.2 (ICA, London 2015), Animal with a Language (waterside contemporary, London 2014), The World is Flooding (Tate Modern, London 2014) and Party for Freedom (Artangel 2012-13). A current Stanley Picker Fellow in Fine Art at Kingston University, Ashery is represented by waterside contemporary.
‘Revisiting Genesis’ is commissioned by the Stanley Picker Fellowships at Kingston University and supported by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Goldsmiths University of London, Tyneside Cinema and waterside contemporary.
For more information please visit www.revisitinggenesis.net
Photo Credit: Oreet Ashery, ‘Revisiting Genesis’, video still, 2016
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 the White Building in Hackney Wick, 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.