YOU ARE INVITED
Lilith’s 10th anniversary – a serie of ten unique dinner performances.
September – December 2017
The world’s first and only performance studio for visual artists is turning 10 years this fall and is more alive than ever. Since the inception in 2007, Lilith Performance Studio has created over 45 large-scale solo commissions and been engaged in numerous inspiring collaborations and curator missions worldwide.
Lilith wants to celebrate this with 10 very unique performance dinners of 5 beloved artists from Lilith’s past!
YOU ARE INVITED!
Much has changed on the international art scene over the past ten years that Lilith Performance Studio has existed. 2007, performance was a marginal art form; today it is absolutely the hottest and something that all people working in the art field must relate to. The world has finally woken up and realized that we need living art.
The visual artists Elin Lundgren and Petter Pettersson founded Lilith Performance Studio because they saw that there was an uncharted potential in the field of performance art. They wanted to explore what would come out if visual art performance were given the same production conditions as other performing arts, but with the way of production work from the visual art. Part of the inspiration the got from the way the former Centre for Contemporary Art Rooseum in Malmö worked with major solo exhibitions. Their goal was to compromise as little as possible, and think everything is possible.
Throughout the years, the audience has gained access to widely different worlds to get acquainted with Lilith’s live works. The studio has been transformed into the smallest details for each new artist’s collaboration. Visitors have experienced: An abstract color explosion where the entire room is embedded in color; An 11 – year old boy who opened and operated an art museum with a staff of 10 children; 100 women made-up with traces and marks of domestic abuse in the middle of the Saturday rush in the city centre of Malmö; A space filled with 10 tons of rubbish where the audience had to walk down along narrow paths; an identical copy of a backyard in Brooklyn where nine unique performance masses were held with about fifty “preachers”; A live horror movie in the beech forest of Skåne; Forty knitters on a sloping floor in a meeting with a death metal band.
Lilith’s 10th Anniversary Celebration will be a series of performances titled – YOU ARE INVITED, running from September to December, all with the same starting point: An intimate dinner for 150 people. Each artist is completely free to interpret what a dinner may be: A social experiment, a colorful ceremony, a magical circus evening, or a preparation for a big anniversary. The expectations is high for what can happen within the frame of a dinner party offered at Lilith Performance Studio this fall.
The invited artists are:
Einat Amir (Israel) – 22-23 September
Myriam Laplante (Italy) – 12-14 October
Odun Orimolade (Nigeria) – 24-25 November
The Icelandic Love Corporation (Iceland) – 14-16 December
All artists the studio collaborated with since 2007 is all well documented under archives on Lilith’s website.
Each invited artist will hold 2-3 dinners in a row.
The dinners are open to everyone, depending on space.
Tickets will be released in Lilith’s Newsletter and on the website the 21st August 2017.