Family Weekend: Becoming Chac Mool

Serpentine Gallery

11 Aug 2018 - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM12 Aug 2018 - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Family Weekend: Becoming Chac Mool

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Artists Harold Offeh and Veronica Cordova de la Rosa invite children and their families to create costumes inspired by Chac Mool, a reclining sculpture found on the top of Mexican temples and pyramids.  

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Drawing on the history of Mayan and Aztec sculpture and Cordova de la Rosa and Offeh’s performance practices, families can become a version of Chac Mool, a figure associated with water, rain and lightning. Using a range of reflective materials families will have the opportunity to create body adornments echoing the mirrored surfaces and pool in Escobedo's Pavilion, and pose, play and perform in and around the structure. This workshop is programmed in parallel with the 2018 Serpentine Pavilion designed by Frida Escobedo. 

Harold Offeh is the 2018-19 Serpentine Family Programme Artist in Residence and proposes to work with families to create Familial: Our Live Archive. Over the course of a year Offeh will invite artists to develop a series of workshops bringing together children and adults to explore media, technology, identity, architecture and public space. Working together and using performance, participants will contribute to the formation of a live archive. 

The Serpentine Galleries have signed up to the Family Arts Standards. We welcome families and to help you enjoy your experience we are committed to ensuring we meet these Standards. For more information on visiting the Serpentine Galleries with your family.

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Veronica Cordova 1

Veronica Cordova de la Rosa

2018
Photograph: Ryszard Auksztulewicz

Harold Offeh Lounging in Wysing 1

Harold Offeh

Lounging at Wysing

2017

Veronica Cordova 2

Veronica Cordova de la Rosa

2018

Harold Offeh Lounging in Wysing 3

Harold Offeh

Lounging at Wysing

2017