Art Night x ATLAS Arts co-commission with Isabel Lewis
Across venues in Skye and London, Isabel Lewis will stage a “hosted occasion” bringing together performance, music, storytelling, and conversation with special guests. Lewis will draw from her research into landscapes in Skye and London to weave a circuitous narrative about interspecies bonds and the potential of mutually beneficial relationships in situations of difference in close proximity.
About the artist
Isabel Lewis lives and works in Berlin. Trained in literary criticism, dance, and philosophy, Lewis’ work ranges from lecture-performances and workshops to listening sessions and parties with a focus on exploring alternative forms of sociality. Her work has been presented at Tate Modern, London (2017); Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai (2016 – 2017); Dia Foundation, New York (2016); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2016); Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Sweden (2015) and Tanz Im August, Berlin (2015) among others.
This project 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.
Originally due to take place in Skye and London in June 2020, ATLAS Arts’ co-commission with Art Night has been postponed until 2021. We’ll continue to share updates from Isabel’s project with Art Night, throughout the year.
Art Night’s full programme announcement can be viewed on their website.
About Art Night
Art Night is London’s all-night free contemporary art festival. Each year, Art Night invites a leading cultural institution or curator to explore the history, culture and architecture of a different part of London, inspiring a series of new commissions, one off events and premieres by international and local artists from all stages of their careers.
Curated by Helen Nisbet, Art Night will soon celebrate five editions. Transforming iconic and unexpected public spaces within the city, the festival will return to the site of the first edition to celebrate its five-year anniversary: The Strand on the North Bank of the Thames.
Titled Nothing Compares 2U, after the song penned by Prince and most famously performed by Sinead O’ Connor, the programme for Art Night 2020 takes inspiration from defiance in small acts and moments of self-determination, in everyday life, politics, music and literature.