Event · Exhibition


Documentation: https://www.lostsenses2017.com/documentation.html

​LOST SENSES is a living space for encounters, open every day to everyone.

Revisiting the exhibition as format and exploring the gallery space as a fluid cultural site, artists and practitioners will work in close relation with people reorganising the self’s relation to perception. 

The one-month programme wants to create collective experiences and ways to actively participate in everyday life, remembering that embodiment is not just textual but consumed by a world filled with smells, textures, sights, sounds and tastes. Generating a re-opening of senses exploring otherness, lost and participation, everyday life will be critically tested as a never static reality made of bodies, time and experiences. Mainly working as a hub for thinkers and a space for reverie, LOST SENSES will offer daily live experiences to engage diverse audiences through meaningful inter(actions), opening up reflections on a wider scale through processes of documentation and mediation. 

The programme wants to use Live art to explore the now: to reorganise, open and reshape senses, generating reflections on our own identities, our communities and beyond.

LOST SENSES is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

JocJonJosch, Lawrence Lek & Clifford Sage, Laura Wilson, Harold Offeh, Charles Michel, JoDI, Georgia Lucas-Going, the Uncollective & Sara Sassanelli, Tom Railton, Rhine Bernardino, Katharine Vega, Pier Giorgio De Pinto, Eliza Soroga, Andrea Maciel, Luli Perez, Sharon Gal, Diana Policarpo, House of Absolute, Nora Silva, Paloma Proudfoot, Luca Bosani, Finn Thomson, Bea Bonafini, Nataliya Chernakova, Federico Guardabrazo, Jay Jay Revlon, Joshua Leon, Cactus band, Thomas Kaniok.

Event · Exhibition

Open House at Delfina Foundation

20th – 21st May 2017


Are memories collectable? How can we collect an artist residency? In a unique collision of past and present, artist residents from the last 10 years at Delfina Foundation are reflecting on their experiences in the house, and invite you to explore their personal and creative memories through a two day live programme and exhibition, ‘Open House’.

Featuring a series of commissioned artworks encompassing the digital, performative, gastronomical and sculptural, ‘Open House’ fosters new lines of creative inquiry into the role of residency programmes in the UK, as well as the intersections between public and private in contemporary art today.

Curated with Kerry Campbell, Cecilia Giurgevich, Zena Khan, Nicholas Osborne and Elizabeth Thornhill

ARTISTS: Manal Al Dowayan, Mudar Alhaggi, Ahmed Badry Aly, Kathrin Böhm, Leone Contini, Srajana Kaikini, Hala Muhanna, Judy Price, Alessandra Saviotti, Laura Wilson



12.00–15.00: Laura Wilson ‘Rolling’ (2017)
Laura Wilson’s past investigations into the physicality of dough as a live material expands within the house, engaging a multiplicity of moving bodies in this durational performance.

13.00–13:30: Mudar Alhaggi ‘Mind The Gap’ (2017)
In this reading via live feed, from his current home in Berlin Alhaggi reflects on the question: why have I not forgotten my time at Delfina Foundation? Despite not recalling every detail of his 6 weeks at Delfina Foundation Alhaggi explores the memories we hold on to, using his personal experiences of forgetting places, face and experiences from his native Syria.

16.00-16.40: Kathrin Böhm and Rosalie Schweiker: KEEP IT SOCIAL _ MAKE IT POLITICAL
Taking Delfina Foundation residency lunches as a starting point, Kathrin Böhm will address the dilemma of The Social Front through a performative lecture, where convivial sociality is easily read as the main expression and function of art (or an arts organisation), and cultural, political and emancipatory practices are easily left in the background. Böhm will use visuals and slogans produced during her Delfina Residency alongside material from the Keep It Complex – Make it Clear Campaign she cofounded with Rosalie Schweiker in response to the UK’s Leave Vote and a new urgency for claiming the social in art as political.

16.40–18.00: Kathrin Böhm: Company Drinks
Kathrin Böhm’s talk will be followed by Company Drinks, an arts project and community drinks enterprise that links east London’s history of “going picking” with a full drinks production cycle: from picking to bottling, branding to trading and reinvesting. Join us and try a soda or cordial made with fruit, flowers and herbs picked by local hop-pickers from the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.


13:00–17:00: Open Exchanges
Join the six RCA curators as they engage with artists, curators, dealers and collectors in reflective discussions on the values of residencies and role of collections in the contemporary art world. These half hour conversations will occupy various parts of the house throughout the day.

From 15.00: Leone Contini: ‘Cezar’s Gumbo’ (2017)
We invite you to share a special homemade soup cooked by Leone Contini, from a recipe passed through the family of Delfina Foundation director Aaron Cezar.




Domestic Violins

21st-23rd May 2016 at Royal College of Art, Courtyard Gallery 1 London

Performance Art show and exhibition 

Five female artists are invited to work within the context of a domestic environment, to explore a chosen domain and perform in conjunction with one another and the physical structure as a whole. Exploring notions of adaptation and re-appropriation, the actions will be constructed through time and rhythm.

An exhibition afterwards will be an inquiry into processes of documentation and display, wherein the audience can engage with despite the absence of the bodies.

ARTISTS: Rhine Bernardino, Jade Blackstock, Helen Davison, Alice Jacobs, Isobel Smith.

Visual design: Shruti Chamaria

Sound design: Nicholas Pervez

ph: Giulia Brescianini