Park Nights 2016: Buffalo Head: A Democratic Storytelling Experience
An evening of storytelling and collective decision-making, inspired by folktales from the South of Italy, which saw the audience take part in shaping a narrative. Presented in collaboration with Fiorucci Art Trust on the occasion of the Trust’s yearly Volcano Extravaganza festival in Stromboli, Italy.
Amira Ghazalla is a performer working many tongues and cultures. Ghazalla trained and worked in Germany in Theatre and Film. She studied in Italy Dance and Improvisation, and her research is inspired by the ISTA. Years of research, travel and study in the Arab world, examining ancient movement, rituals and the transmitted physical heritage informs her performance. Her credits in recent years include, in TV: Game of Thrones and The Honrouable Woman; in film: My Brother the Devil and Sandcastle; in theatre PlanD at the Tristan Bates Theatre and At Your Service at the Cairo Opera House. Her performance Macharej, an exploration of sound, was performed at diverse venues in London and invited to the Irtijal festival.
Camille Henrot‘s practice combines film, drawing and sculpture. Taking inspiration from subjects as varied as literature, mythology, cinema, anthropology, evolutionary biology, religion and the banality of everyday life, Henrot’s work acutely reconsiders the typologies of objects and established systems of knowledge. Her film Grosse Fatigue was awarded the Silver Lion at the 55th Venice Biennale. Exhibitions include The Pale Fox (Chisenhale Gallery, Kunsthal Charlottenburg and Bétonsalon and Westfällischer Kunstverein). Forthcoming solo exhibitions include Palais de Tokyo, the Hammer Museum and Fondazione Memmo. Recent solo exhibitions include New Museum, Schinkel Pavilion, New Orleans Museum of Art and Musée du Jeu de Paume. Group shows have included MoMA, Centre Pompidou, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Stedelijk Museum, SculptureCenter, Lyon Biennial (2015) and Berlin Biennial (2016). She is the recipient of the 2014 Nam Jun Paik Award and the Edvard Munch Art Award 2015.
Jacob Bromberg is a poet, translator, and contributing editor for The White Review. He frequently collaborates with Camille Henrot, and operates DiggingForEarth, a literary clip art Twitter feed. He is ten foot tall and made of gold.
Milovan Farronato is Director and Curator of Fiorucci Art Trust, developing the itinerant Roadside Picnic and Volcano Extravaganza in Stromboli. With Paulina Olowska he initiated Mycorial Theatre, Rabka, Poland. He conceived The violent No! as part of the public programme of the 14th Istanbul Biennial (2015). He previously held positions at Viafarini; DOCVA Documentation Centre for Visual Arts, Milan and Galleria Civica di Modena. He was professor of Visual Cultures at CLADEM, Università IUAV, Treviso/Venice (2008-2015). Exhibitions include Peter Doig, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (2015); Intim Im Team by Lucy McKenzie and Josefine Reisch, White Cubicle, London (2015); Christodoulos Panayiotou, Kaleidoscope, Milan (2014); and Arimortis, Museo del Novecento, Milan, co-curated with Roberto Cuoghi (2013).
David Horvitz (b. 1982) works with books, photography, performance and mail art. Exhibitions and projects include the New Museum, New York; EVA International, Limerick; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga; The Kitchen, New York, NY; Surrey Art Gallery, Vancouver; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions; Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Maria Loboda’s recent solo exhibitions include CAPRI, Dusseldorf (2015); Gallery Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow (2015); Tatra Museum, Zakopane, Poland (2015); Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2014); Kunstverein Braunschweig (2014); Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid (2013); South London Gallery (2013) and Frieze Projects, New York (2013) Group exhibitions include the National Gallery, Prague (2015); CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania (2015); Firstsite, Colchester (2015); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2013); ICA, London (2012); Museum für Modern Kunst, Frankfurt (2010); and Casino Luxembourg (2006). She has participated in the Taipei Biennial (2014) and dOCUMENTA (13) (2012). Loboda is represented by Maisterravalbuena, Madrid.
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