Kings Place

Afterglow (A Dog Memoir): a book launch, reading and conversation with Eileen Myles, Ruth Novaczek and Filipa Ramos, and a performance by Mira Calix

13 Mar 2018 - 7:00 PM

Serpentine Galleries presented an evening at Kings Place with Eileen Myles on the occasion of the publication of Myles's latest book, Afterglow (A Dog Memoir). Throughout the evening, Myles, who will be reading from Afterglow, was joined by artist and filmmaker Ruth Novaczek and writer and editor Filipa Ramos, to discuss animals, companionship and loss. Afterglow (A Dog's Memoir), Myles’ first foray into memoir, paints a kaleidoscopic portrait of a beloved confidant: the pit bull called Rosie. In 1990, Myles chose Rosie from a litter on the street, and their connection instantly became central to the writer's life and work. The evening began with the diffusion version of sound artist Mira Calix's 2003 piece Nunu, originally composed for orchestra and insects.

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Serpentine Pavilion 2018 designed by Frida Escobedo

15 Jun 2018 to 7 Oct 2018

Architect Frida Escobedo, celebrated for dynamic projects that reactivate urban space, was commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2018. Harnessing a subtle interplay of light, water and geometry, her atmospheric courtyard-based design drew on both the domestic architecture of Mexico and British materials and history, specifically the Prime Meridian line at London’s Royal Observatory in Greenwich.

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