The Harpy Houseboat, River Thames, London, SE1 2BQ
(EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Sorbus collective organizes a four-day event at the Harpy Houseboat on the River Thames in London. The Reunion features screenings of the collective’s new short film Wild Is The Wind along with a series of live performances by the film’s protagonists.
Wild Is the Wind was shot on the seashore of Bude, Cornwall, during two weeks in late 2018. The film features a group of artists, colleagues and friends of Sorbus: Josephine Baan, André Chapatte, Birch Cooper, Neicia Marsh, Brenna Murphy, Ristomatti Myllylahti, Sini Silveri and Emmi Venna. The 43 min film tells the story of a group of friends who have gathered at a remote house by the seashore to celebrate the wedding of the performance artist Rudie to himself. As Rudie disappears, and the friends are left with the task of living with their loss, the tide washes up a new member to the group. Wild is the Wind asks questions of what we do with each other, how we do it and what the ‘we’ is, telling a story that can be both sad and sexy at the same time.
The live programme of The Reunion consists of a performance by Emmi Venna, poem reading by Sini Silveri, concert by Elatu Nessa (Ristomatti Myllylahti), Josephine Baan’s reading performance, an audio-visual concert by MSHR (Brenna Murphy & Birch Cooper) and musical storytelling by André Chapatte. The live performances will take place in the evenings after the film screenings. On Sunday, Sorbus collective will discuss their work with Forma’s assistant curator Carolina Ongaro.
Wild Is The Wind film was commissioned by The Finnish Institute in London, as part of their Mobius Fellowship Program. The work was further supported by AVEK. The UK premiere of ‘Wild is the Wind’ and specially arranged live programme is co-commissioned and co-produced by Forma Arts & Media and AQNB Productions, supported by Frame Contemporary Art Finland.