ALIVE IN THE UNIVERSE // ALDEBURGH IDEAS
May 8th 2019 - June 4th 2019
ALIVE in the UNIVERSE by ALDEBURGH IDEAS.
Location: Palazzo Papafava, Calle della Racheta, Cannaregio 3764, 30121 Venice. Google maps link.
Opening hours: 10:00 - 18:00, every day.
Curators: Caroline Wiseman + David Baldry.
ALIVE in the UNIVERSE is presented by Aldeburgh Ideas at the 58. Venice Biennale in the historic Palazzo Papafava. Eileen Haring Woods is the co-producer and Lol Sargent is the technical advisor.
Over the course of the project 28 BIG BANG international artists express how it feels to be alive in the universe through video, performance and installation and over 200 one minute art-films from around the world, adding instant moments of life in the universe. These short films will be screened at Palazzo Papafava throughout the duration of the exhibition. In addition, 28 of the artists including Issam Kourbaj, Sarah Lucas, Nigel Hall RA, Maggi Hambling, Matthew Darbyshire and Ermias Kifleyesus will participate in BIG BANG: every day of the 28 days a different artist makes a big impact, using performance or installation to further explore one of these four themes: LIFE / DEATH, SPACE / TIME, POSITIVE / NEGATIVE FORCES, MYTH / LOGIC.
#aliveintheuniverse hopes to evoke a global response from everyone, reflecting upon what is means to be alive through an Instagram image or short video with a philosophical title. Adding texture to this, there will be haikus and short poetic statements composed by people from all over the world.
The project ALIVE in the UNIVERSE develops from EINSTEIN on ALDEBURGH BEACH, an ongoing fascination with Einstein's examination of life: "A human being is part of the whole, called by us 'universe'," he wrote. "We are all unique participants in one creative universe", says Caroline Wiseman, founder of ALIVE in the UNIVERSE. "Art is a powerful way of expressing our unique creativity, giving each of us a voice, and bonding us as one human race. It is, as Einstein says, "...The expression of the profoundest thought in the simplest way.""
The schedule of artists participating in BIG BANG is as follows:
08.05.2019 Issam Kourbaj with poet Ruth Padel - LIFE
09.05.2019 Charlotte Jarvis with reception sponsored by Fishers Gin - SEX
10.05.2019 Miche Fabre Lewin + Flora Gathorne-Hardy - WATER
11.05.2019 Sarah Lucas + Julia Simmons - DEATH
12.05.2019 Matthew Darbyshire - TECHNOLOGY
13.05.2019 Andrei Costache - LOVE
14.05.2019 Issam Kourbaj, Ruth Philo, Stuart Bowditch, Judy Goldhill, Felicity Faulkner, Jeremy Kidd + Jon Leland - DARK MATTER
15.05.2019 Sharon Kivland - DREAMING
16.05.2019 screening of all one-minute films - MOMENTS of life in the universe
17.05.2019 Nigel Hall, Leo Aylen + Caroline Way with a day of poetry and haiku - WORD
18.05.2019 Andrew Hewish, Caroline Wiseman + Prof. David Berman - TIME
19.05.2019 Bill Jackson - LIGHT / DARK
20.05.2019 Lol Sargent - PROCREATION
21.05.2019 Abigail Lane - OMNI
22.05.2019 Caroline Wright - BREATHE
23.05.2019 Kate Bright - INSIDE / OUTSIDE
24.05.2019 Maggi Hambling + Adam Riches - WAR / PEACE
25.05.2019 Kate Davies + David Moore - SUFFERING / HAPPINESS
26.05.2019 Lynn Dennison - IMAGINE
27.05.2019 Regine Bartsch - ENERGY
28.05.2019 Eileen Haring Woods - SELF OTHER + Judy Goldhill - COSMIC FORCES
29.05.2019 Ermias Kifleyesus - CONSCIOUSNESS
30.05.2019 Susan Brinkhurst - TOIL
31.05.2019 Clare Burnett - HOPE
01.06.2019 Jane Watt - LOSS
02.06.2019 Shaun Caton - PSYCHE
03.06.2019 David Baldry - JOURNEY
04.06.2019 Sophie Molins, mmmmm collective + Eileen Haring Woods - BIG BANG