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dreaming of a neon night-scape

1st February 2020 ~ 4-6pm


As a response to Irruptive Chora's invitation, Diaspore is presenting an afternoon of performances and interventions exploring the symbiosis of relationships. Artists are invited to tell stories of the night, romance, remembering, togetherness and separation. This mood creates a space to reflect upon relationships - to the self, between two, a group, an entire ecosystem - in a moment where bodies can be at ease, vulnerable or vibrate together.

Guest artists include Lou Atessa, Natasha Cox, Jamie Green, RHO (Sara Rodrigues and Rodrigo B. Camacho), Theo Turpin and Markus Vater.


IRRUPTIVE CHORA has been invited to return to Chalton Gallery between 13 January and 1 February 2020. We are writing to you as we want to experiment together with the idea of an evolving exhibition project developing over 3 weeks as a a collective body, mesh of affects and intensities, material environment, collection of acts and traces. An interdisciplinary practice-based research to actively explore the notion of RECOVERY.

Revisiting the space where our collaboration has taken its shape, as a collective search for and an approximation of the ‘irruptive chora’; a dynamic and autonomous space where ideas have a potential and energy to generate and transmit themselves, we want to rethink our situatedness; restoring relationships, learning to habituate the space between the self and the other, reevaluating the relations between material form and content. We wish to initiate a state of dwelling within the gallery space, gathering ideas, forms and moments of collectivity to initiate a conversation about what could be called the ‘internal workings’ of a material form, be it animate or inanimate, crucial in the process of recovery.

We are interested in how temporalities of recovery collapse the past and the future into the present point in our physical reality. We want to better understand how changing positions and perspectives, while in the process of recovery, confuses the coming back to the previous state with the constant transformation of always becoming more. Experiencing recovery as an internal change, we are interested in how the repeated reordering of the external forces necessitates recovery, to feel at home in the external environment, affirmative of the tensions of the in-between.

Making, thinking and experiencing together we want to reimagine our positioning and the positioning of our work within the wider web of interdependent actions, thoughts and processes, through multiplicity of forms including a physical display, screenings, collective writing, reading, listening, composing and healing.