Previously at the ICA - Events
23 Feb 2013
Ursula Mayer’s 60-minute live performance of her film Gonda stars transgender model Valentijn de Hingh with a score by Gediminas Gelgotas peformed by NI&Co orchestra. Mayer’s film Gonda responds to the play Ideal by controversial Russian-American writer Ayn Rand through a critical reading of aspects of revolutionary modernism and how this continues to impact our society today. Gonda is concerned with how the use of metaphysical and lyrical imagery constructs identity and how text becomes a substrate of our imagination. The performance features a script by Maria Fusco situated within a ‘kaleidoscopic space’ where images, texts and sounds are interwoven.
The performance will be followed by the launch of Gonda, a new publication by Ursula Mayer and Maria Fusco published by Sternberg Press.
Supported by BM:UK, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania and LUX