• Kairos

Broach, Zowie and Ben David, Anat, 2017, Show, Exhibition or Event, Kairos

Abstract or Description:

The first major public presentation of Kairos by artist and musician Anat Ben-David, an ambitious new theatrical song-cycle commissioned by the Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University, incorporating fashion, opera, dance, experimental music and multi-media. Inspired by Sadie Plant’s seminal book Zeroes and Ones (1997), Kairos brings together performers from the worlds of opera, and electronic and experimental composition, in a futuristic staging by avant-garde fashion studio Boudicca, providing a journey through the new spaces with a series of choreographed sequences. The event took place in July 2017.

The Ancient Greeks had two distinct concepts relating to notions of time. The word Chronos referred to chronological time, whilst Kairos signified a time lapse, an indeterminate time in which everything happens at once.
The human instinct of marking the present with an improvised yet intense act of creativity, is the moment when controlled and measured chronological time (Chronos) gives way to the intensity of the supreme moment of the now (Kairos) and the urgent, demonstrative act of self-expression; the holler, the gesture, the strike, the cut, the dash, the mark.
2017 will mark 20 years of the Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University; two decades commissioning ambitious new work by some of today’s most significant creative practitioners across artistic disciplines including Oreet Ashery, David Austen, Mark Beasley, Marloes ten Bhömer, BOUDICCA,Fabien Cappello, Daniel Eatock, Andy Holden, Shelley Fox, Juneau Projects, Onkar Kular, Laura Oldfield Ford, Elizabeth Price, Ab Rogers, Nicole Wermers and others.
Chronos & Kairos will evolve through a series of collaborative workshops during 2016/17. The project’s intentionally flexible structure will remain changeable, generating tensions between its formal and improvised elements, with a diverse troupe of collaborators, and ultimately allowing each individual staging of the work to evolve and adapt to its given context. This event took place in January 2017

Reveal Festival ; KairosLondon5 July 2017Museum/exhibition
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W230 Clothing/Fashion Design
Creative Arts and Design > W400 Drama > W460 Theatre Design
Creative Arts and Design > W500 Dance > W510 Choreography
School or Centre: School of Design
Copyright Holders: Victoria & Albert Museum
Funders: The Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2017 16:17
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2019 15:27
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2934
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