Che Kevlin: [TAPE]2b

Posted on December 25, 2014 by unit24

Live Performance
Sunday, 11 January 2015, 4pm

Armed with nine 1970’s tape recorders, performance maker and visual artist Che Kevlin (Goldsmiths University of London, 2014) delivers a unique laboratory solo that revisits several unfinished conversations with himself.

Audience members are also invited to participate in the performance by documenting the event on their mobile phones. This event forms part of a video installation to be shown in collaboration with Unit24 in Summer 2015.

About the artist:

With a background originally in theatre, Che Kevlin, born in England, began making solo-performance in 2009, when his first piece was presented at The Live Art Platform at Colchester Arts Centre. As an active member of Live Art Collective East and in collaboration with Ukrainian artist Mariya Ustymenko, Che has presented work at The Basement (Brighton), The Junction (Cambridge), Performance Space (London) and ArtsAdmin (London). From 2012 to 2014 he toured his work across Eastern Europe including residencies sponsored by Vizii: International Festival of Visual Culture (Kyiv, Ukraine) and Glej Theatre: European Nights (Ljubljana, Slovenia).

In 2013, needing a more expansive and stable environment for the creation of work, Che was awarded funding by Arts Council England to develop his solo performance titled Nostalgia<<2012 for a UK and European tour, in collaboration with alternative instrumental trio Port Mone from Belarus.

Che successfully completed his MA in Performance Making at Goldsmiths University of London in 2014, presenting a choreographic physical and sound exploration titled [TAPE] at Stour Space Gallery (London) as part of the MA performance festival.

In recent years Che’s work has been supported by such partner venues and funding organisations as the Lakeside Theatre University of Essex, European Cultural Foundation, PhotoCult (Ukraine), Glej Theatre (Slovenia), Colchester Arts Centre, and Arts Council England.

Photographic documentation of his performance work has appeared in such publications as CZE Magazine, Prism Photo #11, Darwin, Rooms Magazine: art uncovered (online portfolio feature), White Coffee, Square Magazine Special #3, Elbow Room Vol. 1, Actual Colors May Vary, 180, Finding Lost Time (book), Outside 11: Artist as Outsider (book).