Jasper LlewellynSaturday 8th May
Working to the tidal rhythm of the Thames, Jasper Llewellyn’s work will begin on the shore of the river, before continuing at VSSL.
The work for VSSL contributes to a larger body of action-based interventions that Llewellyn has undertaken on the Thames foreshore in Deptford since mid-2020, most of which have been conducted without an audience. This ongoing series of actions are embodied attempts to attune to the diverse array of affective and nonhuman entities that comprise the assemblage that we term ‘the Thames’, reimagining our relationship to the river as a whole in the process.
Mindful of the pandemic, and the continuing restrictions on large outdoor gatherings, audiences are invited to book limited places for the riverside element of the performance (beginning at 4pm in Deptford). We encourage those joining us for the performance to make use of the free rapid lateral flow tests offered by the NHS shortly before attending the event.
We will email ticketholders nearer the 8th to confirm the exact meeting point.
Jasper Llewellyn is an artist working with actions, sounds and words. His ongoing PHD research project involves the deployment of various embodied artistic strategies in order to take an expanded view of improvisation, treating it both as a methodology for living and art-making. He makes music with the project ‘caroline’ and has had writing published in Frieze magazine.
Image: Still from untitled (chain), 2020.Image courtesy of the artist.