SACRED:Homelands is an international festival featuring UK premiere performances, durational/installation works and in depth conversations with artists travelling from Tonga, India, Canada, New Zealand, as well as Europe, many of whom are visiting these shores for the first time. In times of grave social and environmental injustices caused by war, pestilence and climate change that create so much upheaval of communities across the globe, the artists responded to SACRED:Homelands’ invitation to make a “homeland” for a week in the East End of London, to gather, to share their lived experiences and what is sacred to all of us through storytelling and conversation, in an attempt to facilitate change.
Salt Cartographies, Elvira Santamaría, performance-Installation 24 hours. Contemporary Art Museum of Oaxaca, 2015
SACRED:Homelands 2016 has been curated by Nikki Milican, former Artistic Director of New Moves International, producers of New Territories and The National Review of Live Art, the UK’s most significant and influential festivals of performance (1979-2010).
The programme features: Berlin (Belgium), Daina Ashbee (Québec), Nathalie Bikoro (Gabon), Inder Salim (India), James Luna (USA), Josephine Garcia Jowett (Philippines/NZ), Issam Kourbaj (Syria), Varsha Nair (India/Thailand) Elvira Santamaria (Mex/Ire), Latai Taumoepeau (Tonga/Aus), Urnamo (Iraq/Switz), Via Negativa (Slovenia) Zierle & Carter (UK)
Wednesday 23 to Sunday 27 November
Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6LS
Bookings: 020 3137 7420 or online
Day Tickets £15/£12.50 to include all performance, installations and talks
Single tickets also available for Via Negativa and James Luna at £10/£8 each