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Patrick Staff: ON VENUS, STILL
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Patrick Staff, On Venus, 2019

Featuring work by artist Patrick Staff and their peers, an evening of screenings, music and readings.

ON VENUS, STILL extrapolates and complicates notions of a parallel life explored by Staff in their exhibition (and poem of the same name) On Venus, which presents a queer state of being that is volatile and in constant metamorphosis. On Staff’s Venus, ‘life is chemically modified and sensorially charged in an alternate state of non-life or near-death’; ON VENUS, STILL situates itself at the site of this disjunction.

ON VENUS, STILL continues the format of Staff’s previous performance-screenings, including Uniform Smoke (Chisenhale Gallery, 2015) and Clean Needles Now & Now (Navel, Los Angeles, 2018).
Programme includes:

Patrick Staff, Untitled, 2019, HD video, colour, sound, 3 min

Toshio Matsumoto, Atman, 1975, 16mm transferred to HD video, colour, sound, 12 min

Johanna Hedva, On Hell (an excerpt of the first chapter), 2018, HD video, colour, sound, 6 min 34 sec

Sandra Lahire, Uranium Hex, 1987, 16mm transferred to HD file, 12 min 4 sec

Dylan Mira, Night Vision, 2018, HD video, colour, sound, 14 min 20 sec

Ivan Unwin, Toxic, 1990, SD video, colour, sound, 14 min 20 sec

Patrick Staff is an artist based in Los Angeles and London. Recent solo shows include On Venus, Serpentine Galleries, London (2019); The Prince of Homburg, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee (2019); Weed Killer, MOCA, Los Angeles (2017); and Foundation, Spike Island, Bristol (2016) and Chisenhale Gallery, London (2015). Recent group exhibitions include The Body Electric, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2019); Made in LA, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2018); and Trigger, New Museum, New York (2015).
Programmed in collaboration with Serpentine Galleries, London. See Patrick Staff, On Venus at Serpentine Galleries until 9 February 2020.
06:45 pm
Wed, 18 Dec 2019
Cinema 1
£7 Full, £5 Concs/Green, £3 Blue Members

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.

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