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Jerwood Lates: Fanatic – Chapter II with A Million Love Songs at Jerwood Space

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Time 18:30
Date 31/05/19
Price Free

A collaborative project by artists Anastasia Mina & Helen Michael. A Million Love Songs is the latest in a series of performances investigating ways in which meaning is spread in contemporary culture.

Performance times: 18:30 and 19:30.

The performers struggle to deliver the text mirrors its content and makes the essential elements of communication more apparent. The attempt to create a connection with others is seen as an expression of love, which belies the often antagonistic content of the words, and which endures despite the inherent failure. The work demonstrates the blurring of boundaries, so transparent in contemporary online communications, between the political, the psychological and the personal.

This performance has been programmed as part of Anastasia Mina: Theta, which was exhibited in the Project Space at Jerwood Space from 10 September to 15 December 2018. The performance will happen twice during the evening (6:30pm and 7:30pm) and lasts approximately 10-15 minutes.

Anastasia Mina is a visual artist who lives and works in London. She graduated from Athens School of Fine Arts in 2010 with a Diploma in Painting and completed an MA in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art, London in 2014. Selected exhibitions include: Always Already, eins gallery, Limassol (solo, 2019); Caritas Romana, Contemporary Art Centre of Thessaloniki (2018); Theta, Jerwood Arts Project Space, London (2018); A million love songs, Koraï Project Space, Nicosia (2018); Mustafa Hulusi Posters, Hoxton Square, London (2017); Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale, Tirana and Durres (2017); Dig where you stand,Uqbar, Berlin (2016) and Impact9 International Print Biennale, Renke Art Gallery, Hangzhou, China (2015). Mina is also a co-founder of amillionlovesongs.com – a collaborative space housed by mIprojects – together with Helen Michael.

Helen Michael is a performance artist and filmmaker who lives and works in London. She completed her MA in film and performance at the Royal College of Art, London in 2015 and since then her films have been screened at various venues including the Oberhausen film festival (2016); the Whitechapel Gallery, London (2017) and the Koraï Project Space, Nicosia (2018). She has also performed widely at various venues including the Lychee Gallery, London (2016 and 2017); the ArtLicks festival (2017); the Florence Trust Live Event (2017); the European Poetry Festival in London (2018) and the Koraï Project Space, Nicosia (2018). Helen is a co-founder of amillionlovesongs.com – a collaborative space housed by mIprojects – together with Anastasia Mina.