Sluice Biennial, 12 October 2017

Salon 63 | ‘Eros’ by Stasis

'Eros' by Stasi Galitzine (formely Galitzine Mackenzie) will hold their fifth exhibition project Salon 63 in April 2018. Fourteen artists will be paired up with different hair & beauty salons along the number 63 bus route. Each artist will collaborate with the salons to create site-specific works that aim to include and engage each salons’ clientele and local community. For a sneak peak before next year, Galitzine is participating in the artist/curator led Sluice Biennial. Salon 63 participant Freddy Tuppen has created a special salon space conducive to enabling social interactions and discussions often inherent in salon culture. Over the Biennial the salon will be a site for professional beauty treatments, performances and work from a selection of our Salon 63 participants. ‘

Eros’ by Stasis will be livestreamed from Salon 63 at 5.30pm Monday 2nd October.

“A trio of neon pink swimsuits seek answers to the perennial problems of love and loss. Caught in the melodrama of Dusty Springfield’s ‘You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me’, they crawl their way to enlightenment or something more mercurial. Space becomes meat market as the soundtrack moves to darker realms, dragging the swimsuits into sinister dances and ritualistic debasement. Exploring the line between coercion and abandonment, enticement and repulsion, it all spells trouble in the not-so-straightworld of Stasis’ making.”


  • Thu 22 March 2018

    PERFORM NOW!  The Potentials of a Living Archive.

    Organised by

    Block Universe x Goldsmiths, University of London

    To coincide with the launch of the fourth edition of Block Universe, London’s leading International Performance Art Festival; this panel discussion will bring together a number of contributors across disciplines to discuss past and current dynamics of performance art in the UK, and providing a platform to consider the historical significance of the ephemeral nature of performance art, through the lens and personal accounts of artists, critics, curators and academics.

    The participants include the subversive 1980s performance group The Neo Naturists; Ellen Van Schuylenburch, one of the founding members of Michael Clark Company, Jane Pritchard, curator of dance for the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Lois Keidan, director of the London-based Live Art Development Agency – LADA, as well as artists Evan Ifekoya & Victoria Sin, who are both contributing to this year’s edition of the Block Universe.

    Together we will explore ideas of an active, living archive, one that takes into account the ability of performance to sustain itself and live on through the body rather than the record, thus re-positioning the body as the centre for knowledge in place of the archive. Can we take the inherent choreographic vocabulary in dance as an example? How can performance as memory exist?

    The talk will be moderated by Louise O’Kelly, founder Block Universe and hosted by Astrid Schmetterling, Senior Lecturer in Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, followed by an informal drinks reception to be held at the Student Union Bar.

  • Sat 24 March 2018

    Rhythms of fire, a collaborative performance by Karolina Lebek and Susannah Stark

    In response to Lebek’s solo project ‘Watra’, running from 22 February – 24th of March at the Storefront, two artists perform new audio visual material, using Lebek’s Lemko heritage as a foundation for exploration of language, trauma, history and the transformative power of the female voice.

  • Thu 5 April 2018

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Work, ‘Fictional Encounters’

    The forthcoming event in the What We Talk About ... series of public discussions will explore the use of language as a medium within contemporary art and curatorial practices. Invited speakers will consider the “liminality” of language, focusing on the potential slide into fiction, misunderstanding and failure that a particular use of language in exhibition making and archival practice can facilitate. Speakers include Director of Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Alistair Robertson, curator and writer George Vasey and Amsterdam based curator, writer and semiotician Sara Giannini.