10 July 2021 — 10 July 2021

10 Jul 2021 — 10 Jul 2021

Performance Exchange: A Case of Med(dling)tation

As part of the inaugural Performance Exchange, Belmacz is delighted to present a newly commissioned work by Sadie Murdoch and Abbas Zahedi, with Toby Upson.

Conceived by curator Rose Lejeune, Performance Exchange is a dispersed performance programme, presenting a selection of performative artworks across some of London’s most cutting-edge commercial galleries. Over the three day programme (Friday 9 to Sunday 11 July 2021) the inaugural Performance Exchange, will feature newly commissioned and existing works, highlighting the diverse range of performance art practices in London today.


In addition to the live programme, Performance Exchange is working with three UK public

museum partners — Towner Eastbourne, Leicester Gallery at De Montfort University; and Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool — to develop long-term support for the acquisition of performance, multi-disciplinary, and experimental artworks.


Within this inaugural Performance Exchange, Belmacz will present A Case of Med(dling)tation (2021), a newly commissioned work by Sadie Murdoch and Abbas Zahedi.


Taking as their starting point James Joyce’s performative use of language, Murdoch and Zahedi’s collaborative piece unbounds ideas perniant to Belmacz’s current exhibition, I dialogue, Kinch. Through sound, script, and minimal gesture, this performed ‘guided medi-ation’ riffs off the commercialisation of affect and practices of surveillance innate to modern forms of ‘escape’ – be these fantastical or holistic – to explore notions of mediated (dis)connection.


A Case of Med(dling)tation will be staged at Belmacz on Saturday 10 July, 6.00pm sharp.



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