Performance: LAW IN THE LIMELIGHT
Various artists, activists and lawyers
Arrive 7.30pm prompt for bag checks
Saturday 6 January 2018
Arebyte, 7 Botanic Square, London City Island, E14 0LG
Replicating the procedures of courtroom participation, LAW IN THE LIMELIGHT is a new collaborative performance considering the performativity of justice. Since September 2017, artists, activists and lawyers have been meeting monthly in Richard Wentworth’s CONCERTINA installation at Arebyte to explore the relationship between performance and law in discussion workshops facilitated by Jack Tan, as part of Live Art Development Agency – LADA‘s artist-led education programme DIY17. This performance of LAW IN THE LIMELIGHT draws out some of the salient points from the workshops with a particular focus on authenticity, judgment and objecthood in court with the aim of providing insight into the aesthetic dimensions of law and power.
Image: Chloe Cooper, collaged from her illustrations and architectural drawings by Apparata.