Kelvin Atmadibrata + in conversation with selina bonelli

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Wednesday the 29th of March,
7pm - 9pm (doors open: 6:30pm)
in-person at the Live Art Development Agency.
London. E2 6LX

FREE but booking is essential. 

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]ps[ are delighted to be collaborating with the Live Art Development Agency as Guest Curators on the Intersect series.

This gathering will open with a short, live performance from visual artist; Kelvin Atmadibrata, followed by a short break. Audiences will return to an ‘in conversation’ led by artist-academic; selina bonelli, where the pair will discuss Kelvin’s extended creative practice and influences. The evening will conclude with a Q&A session.

This Intersect event is curated by ]performance s p a c e[ and co-produced by LADA and ]performance s p a c e[.

Organiser contact: benjamin@performancespace.org

Image Credits (top to bottom): 

Kelvin Atmadibrata - ‘If you had been here, he wouldn't have died’. 2015. Photo by Ridzuan Rashid.

selina bonelli - photographed by Karen Goonwardene

additional info:

About the Artists:

Kelvin Atmadibrata (b.1988, Jakarta, Indonesia) recruits superpowers awakened by puberty and adolescent fantasy. Equipped by shōnen characters, kōhai hierarchy and macho ero-kawaii, he often personifies power and strength into partially canon and fan fiction antiheroes to contest the masculine meta and erotica in Southeast Asia. He works primarily with performances, often accompanied by and translated into drawings, mixed media collages and objects compiled as installations. Approached as bricolages, Kelvin translates narratives and recreates personifications based on RPGs (Role-playing video games) theories and pop mythologies. He currently studies and explores queer abstraction and minimalist erotica in his illustration of the mecha and transhumanist fantasy as well as image markings on skin as a continuation of his attraction to living sculptures, breathing mannequins and bodies as pedestals.

selina bonelli (UK/IT) - In exploring abandoned post conflict architecture through performance and sound, selina aims to develop an evidential trail of affective, sensorial and embodied witnessing of traumatic experiences from marginalised bodies & abandoned ruins. Thier work explores the weight and silence of the failed document in performance acts as a prosthesis to gestures that try and approximate an ethical sensitivity to what witnessing can be. They co-deliver SITE (a bi-monthly event that invites artists to come together to generate site responsive work in collaboration with others at locations of socio-historic, architectural, and ecological interest in rural areas across the UK and Europe), are an associate artist of ]performance s p a c e [ and a current PhD candidate at Ulster University.

About Intersect:

Intersect is a series of gatherings, making space for creative communities toshare insights into embodied practices that reflect intersectional ways ofbeing. Affirming the “liveness” of the process, each gathering is unique,allowing for the featured participant(s) to co-design how they might imaginewhat the exchange with those who attend may look like: an embodieddialogue between artists; a sharing of a new experimental work in progresswitnessed virtually and/or in-person; or an open forum where key researchquestions of interest are explored and discussed.


Tickets are are FREE but booking is essential.

venue & access

Live Art Development Agency
The Garrett Centre,
117A Mansford Street.
London. E2 6LX

British Sign Language interpretation will be available, and a small break will occur during the event. LADA and The Garrett Centre are wheelchair accessible by lift and provide gender inclusive bathrooms.

We strive to make events accessible in support of d/Deaf and disability communities. Should you have any particular requirements regarding access not listed or have any questions, please email us and we will be happy to offer further support.

We are continuing to implement measures in the space to ensure that our staff, visitors, and everyone who uses our building, remain safe during the ongoing pandemic and that we protect those who are disproportionately affected by it; please make sure to read our Covid Protocol before arriving at our building.