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31st March, 2021

Real Talk: Paula Varjack x Richard DeDomenici

GuildhallSchool Red

Event Details

Date:
31st March, 2021
Time:
18:00 -
Venue:
Online
Price:
Free

Multi-disciplinary artist and Guildhall tutor Paula Varjack curates and hosts the second series of conversations in collaboration with students from the School’s BA Performance and Creative Enterprise (PACE).

In this informal conversation, streamed via Instagram Live, Paula Varjack is joined by Richard DeDomenici who discusses his practice and shares advice, experience and ideas with the next generation.

Richard DeDomenici makes work that is social, playful, critical, political and beautiful – although rarely all at the same time.

He specialises in urban-absurdist interventions that strive to create the kind of uncertainty that leads to possibility.

He’s the inventor of the Carry-Ok wearable karaoke system, crochéted crypto-currency Knitcoin, international office chair competition The Swivelympics, and the zero-budget Coronavision Song Contest.

DeDomenici’s 2015 adaptation of his inexplicably popular Redux Project for BBC4 was called ‘one of the smartest, strangest, subversive half hours of television I have ever seen’ by critic Matt Trueman.

His touring installation Shed Your Fears debuted at Tate Modern in 2017.

His work has been commissioned by institutions including the BBC, Tate, British Council, 2012 Cultural Olympiad, National Theatre, Southbank Centre, Barbican, Great Exhibition of the North, SXSW, Tokyo Performance Art Meeting, Sydney Festival and Carnegie Foundation.

DeDomenici has performed in over 30 countries, most recently at the Digital Wild International Biennale For Art & Technology in Trondheim, and in 2021 will unveil his most ambitious commission yet for the Radical Independent Art Fund.


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