Radio Anti, Broadcast from Gwennap Pit, Cornwall, 2014. Courtesy Radio Anti


For every hour of the Art Licks Weekend an artist performance will take place in a public space across East and South East London, bringing work to audiences outside the participating exhibition spaces.

This year, the programme takes the theme of ‘hosting’ as its starting point to consider how performance can create opportunities to host an exchange between artist and audience / host and guest. A shared interest in hospitality and its possibilities for expanding social relations and spaces links the participating artists through their varied approaches to a performative practice via sound, installation and movement.

For the first time, the programme will be host to several artists from outside London who will create works in response to new environments.

The Saturday of the festival will be orchestrated in collaboration with Radio Anti to explore the notion of hosting through broadcasting the programme online and on the FM air waves, expanding the reach of each performance beyond its immediate audience.

Participating Artists

Andy Abbott, Noah Angell, Radio Anti, Stuart Bannister, Rebecca Birch, Yvonne Carmichael and Bryony Pritchard, Phoebe Davies, Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, Rita Evans, Andy Holden, Lucy Joyce, Daniel Kelly, Leslie Kulesh, Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski, mɛksɨkoʊ, Laura Milnes, Lucy Pawlak, Sybella Perry, Rosalie Schweiker, Susannah Worth, Mark Peter Wright, Rehana Zaman.

Curated by Eva Rowson

Funded by Jerwood Charitable Foundation

Performance times & locations

One performance will take place each hour on the following days, more specific information of locations will be announced nearer the time:

Thursday 2 October 6-9pm, Hackney Downs / Bethnal Green

Friday 3 October 12-6pm, Peckham

Saturday 4 October 12-6pm, Bermondsey

Sunday 5 October 12-6pm, Dalston / Bethnal Green / Hackney

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