The tissue equivalent: a performance by Andrew Kerton and George Henry Longly

On 22/03/2018 at 7pm The event can be accessed only upon presentation of an entry ticket.  
Situated within the exhibition Andrew Kerton and George Henry Longly will present a performance in response to Longly’s exhibition of the same name. Using duality, repetition, chord and discord as strategies to unpack and reiterate the mechanics of the exhibition, the performance engages with issues around relativism and activation that are at play in Longly’s installation. This new work is guided by Kerton’s background in performance and choreography and is the first collaboration between the artists.

Andrew Kerton is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practise has centred around performance works and includes video, writing, drawing and sculpture. He received his BA in Sculpture at Brighton University before attending de Ateliers post-graduate studio programme in Amsterdam. As an extension of his practise he has worked in collaboration as performer for a number of visual artists, and he was a founding member of Keren Cytter’s dance company D.I.E NOW (Dance International Europe Now) performing at major international institutions between 2009-11. His performances and videos have been seen internationally including at the ICA, London; CIC, Cairo; Auto Italia, London; Bat Yam MoCA, Bat Yam; HAU, Berlin and Migros Museum, Zurich. He recently graduated from the SoDA program at HZT, Berlin, where he pursued intensive research into somatic awareness, its choreographic potential and its conceptual significance.

George Henry Longly is a British born London-based multidisciplinary artist. Drawing upon museology, anthropology, popular music, consumerism, and current affairs, Longly’s projects set out to locate a sense of ‘now’ in relation to projected pasts and futures. Recent solo shows include; The Tissue Equivalent, Palais de Tokyo, Paris 2018; We All Love Your Life Red Bull Arts NY, 2016; The Smile of a Snake, Valentin; Paris 2016. Group shows include; Prediction, Mendes Wood, São Paulo 2016; The boys, the Girls and the political, Lisson Gallery London 2015.