As part of the performance trilogy Aggregates, Rebecca Bellantoni will be presenting a new performance. Curated by Nora-Swantje Almes and Camille Schmid.
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Rebecca Bellantoni’s newest performance centres around the healing potential of water. Using the Lacanian trio of the imaginary, the symbolic and the real, she works through questions in relation to the notion of water as a source of psychic/spiritual power and information. With the land mass of St.Kitts and Nevis reducing by 25.71% since 1961 due to rising sea levels and corrosion, it isn’t only her cultural relationship to her maternal homeland that is in a state of flux, but the islands themselves, that morph; physically and environmentally. Using movement, sound, and text she will explore the possibilities of water as a site of remembrance and a container of stories that are in constant flux.
Rebecca Bellantoni is a London-born artist of Caribbean descent who mines and abstracts everyday occurrences, through the lens of spirituality and its aesthetics. Bellantoni investigates the notions of the accepted ‘real’ and the experiential ‘real’, thinking through possible ways of rupturing those borders. In her work, she reflects on personal experience, rituals and myth-making. Bellantoni’s practice includes video, textile, performance, installation and writing.
Her work has recently been shown as part of Block Universe (with Rowdy SS), as part of "Sound 4 Survival" with Phoebe Collings-James and Last Yearz Interesting Negro, at Peak Gallery and at Mimosa House in a duo show with Katarzyna Perlak.
Aggregates is a performance trilogy presented at Raven Row in London, curated by Nora-Swantje Almes and Camille Schmid.
The series aims to fuse queer-feminist strategies and marginalised narratives with the pressing concern of environmental ecology. It urges new ways of thinking around intimacy, gendered identities, sexuality and postcolonial bodies, alongside climate change.
Water is never metaphoric, it is radically material. It occupies a prominent place in our imaginations and has an immense symbolic power and is often looked to as a healing source. As a concept, water offers a new potential of thinking about bodily differences and the interconnectedness with its environment. Borrowing the shape-shifting quality of water, especially its ability to transition between different phases; transforming from solid to liquid to gas, Aggregates invites to think through the flows and connections of natural, social and cultural conditions.
Supported by Pro Helvetia and the Swiss Cultural Fund
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