Atlas Arts




Art Night: Trailers

Isabel LewisOccasion for PEACE, PEACE WEEKEND, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2017. Image by Neven Allgeier

Isabel Lewis, Occasion for PEACE, PEACE WEEKEND, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2017. Image by Neven Allgeier

20 June 2020

7pm - 12am BST


To mark Art Night’s original 2020 date and to celebrate the Festival’s fifth anniversary, Art Night presents ‘Trailers’ on Saturday 20th June, between 7pm and 12am BST, coinciding with this year’s Summer Solstice

ATLAS Arts and Art Night‘s co-commissioned artist Isabel Lewis opens ‘Trailers’ from 7pm. Drawing on research into landscapes in Skye and London undertaken earlier this year, Isabel Lewis stages a digital rehearsal as an interactive situation for the screen. Filmed in her Berlin studio, with sound and camera operated by Mars Dietz, the rehearsal is accompanied by multiple windows into her working process. Isabel brings together dance, music and storytelling, including excerpts from ongoing conversations with Skye-based composer Richy Carey and artist Dirk Bell. The collage of video and other hyperlinked sound and text files weave a circuitous narrative about interspecies bonds and the potential for ecological attunement in the reading of myths and stories.

Visit ARTNIGHT.LONDON/TRAILERS from 7pm BST on 20 June 2020 to take part in the event.

Isabel Lewis holding a mic, in front of a mixing desk, in her Berlin studio

About Trailers:

‘Trailers’ is a series of short online works by the 10 artists in Art Night’s postponed festival programme: Oona Doherty, Sonya Dyer, Adham Faramawy, Guerrilla Girls, Mark Leckey, Isabel Lewis, OOMK, Imran Perretta and Paul Purgas, Philomène Pirecki, and Alberta Whittle. 

Art Night’s invitation to artists asked the question ‘What do you feel like showing right now’? 

‘Trailers’ offers a glimpse into the works the artists are developing for Art Night 2021, or what they’ve been up to during lockdown – a self-contained release of ideas, thoughts or feelings made for right now. 

Works include video, sound, text, performance and downloadable materials. A proposed schedule for taking part in the event will be available on Art Night’s website.

‘Trailers’ is an Art Night project supported by the Arts Council England Emergency Fund for Organisations.

The ATLAS Arts and Art Night co-commission is curated by Art Night Artistic director Helen Nisbet, working with Skye-based Creative Producer Shona Cameron. Commissioned by Art Night and ATLAS Arts, with support from Goethe-Institut.