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Hervisions: Suspended Power at Arcade East

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Time 18:30
Date 15/08/19
Price Free

The multidisciplinary, femme-focused platform Hervisions present a three day programme of events, including durational performances, conversations & an exhibition from emerging & established artists.

Thursday 15 - Saturday 17 August.

Suspended Power presents video works by artists Morehshin Allahyari, Roxman Gatt, Jazmin Morris, Lea Porsager as well as performance events by Agf HYDRA, Freya Edmondes, Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, Sabrina Mumtaz Hasan and Last Yearz Interesting Negro and Rowdy SS. Through technology based works and encounters, Suspended Power addresses different ways of broadcasting the constraints of marginalised groups of people tackling liminal spaces juxtaposed by invisible forces and powers within relational aesthetics, social sculpture, and sonic journalism.

A mix of established and emerging artists, the works address the suspension of borders and trad systems of power, allowing for space to be reclaimed and redefined - ultimately providing a platform for new activism through networks of practice.

Through installation, moving image, performance, and a panel discussion the three day takeover will bring together international artists to advocate for a diversified representation of identities across digital platforms.

Hervisions is a femme-focussed platform founded by Zaiba Jabbar that supports and promotes new media artists working at the intersection of art, technology and culture.

Programme Schedule

Exhibition of moving image works by:

Moreshin Allahyari - Yajooj Ma’Joo from her ongoing series She Who Sees The Unknown
Roxman Gatt - Could have been a Hollywood Movie Ending
Jazmin Morris - Collection of OBJs
Lea Porsager - HORNY VACUUM


Thursday 15 August, 18.30 - 21:30

Hybridise Syntax by Freya Edmondes
A live skype gig between Freya Edmondes and Lebanon-based artists Amman, Bashar Suleiman and Rhéa Dhally that engages the topic of virtual borders. the Hybridise Syntax performance will create a temporal exo-community, in which a group of people prevented from meeting can exert mutual influence.

Merging the digital and virtual worlds Hydra's VR head massage engages an immersive, regenerative performance, where viewers enter a safe space of non-verbal shared experiences, sensorial stimulation and deprivation induced by VR, sound installation and physical intimacy acts.


Friday 16 August 2019, 18:30 - 21:30

Inner Botanicals by Cibelle Cavalli Bastos
Live tattoo session and AR experience on display in the exhibition
Their project Inner Botanicals spans freehand Tattoo sessions, augmented reality and sculpture. Reconfiguring and examining patriarchal approaches to the typical didactic connotations associated with the process of tattooing.
Please note: The performance will display an intimate free-hand tattoo session with Cibelle and one other. If you are interested in participating, please contact them directly on the DM on instagram.

Socio-Parasitology Manifesto by Sabrina Mumtaz Hasan
The Socio-Parasitology Manifesto compares migrants to parasites. Their manifesto will be presented through a performance, sound samples and moving image her lecture is a reaction to how immigrants are seen pejoratively in the British media redefining terms like “parasite” in a favourable light.

17 August 2019, 14:00 - 19:00
15:00: Suspended Power Panel Discussion
Participating artists Agf HYDRA, Sabrina Munmtaz Hasan, Cibelle, Jazmin Morris, moderated by Hervisions curator Zaiba Jabbar.

17:00: Fury1 by Last Years Interesting Negro & Rowdy SS
LYIN and Rowdy SS navigate space together through live simultaneous practices of live responsive sonic manipulation and dance. Collapsing time and working with the simultaneous presence of past-future-now; for you and for us in different ways at the same time.