Fitz Lates | Performance by Patrick Coyle and Jenny Moore

Thursday 26 May, 6.30-7.30pm

White Rainbow

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To coincide with the next Fitzrovia Lates, White Rainbow is pleased to announce a collaborative performance between Patrick Coyle and Jenny Moore, in response to White Rainbow’s current exhibition, Index II, by Shigeo Anzaï.

Coyle and Moore will stage an improvised performance in response to a 1984 performance in Tokyo by Joseph Beuys and Nam June Paik, as documented by Anzaï.

The original performance, Coyote III with piano variation, was a duet between the two artists. Nam June Paik improvised on piano while Beuys conducted a vocal performance that varied from animalistic grunting to sophisticated sound poetry. The only onstage decoration was a black board on which abstract chalk marks were written, resembling morse code; Beuys added to these markings with textual writing as the concert progressed.

Beuys and Nam June Paik set an alarm for one hour before the performance time, and went on stage with little fixed idea of what they would do. Coyle and Moore will also work within the constraints of the original one-hour framework, improvising as the performance unfolds.

White Rainbow is also delighted to announce the publication of a new monograph on Shigeo Anzaï. Titled Index, the book contextualises Anzaï’s career as a celebrated recorder of contemporary art.

Artist Biographies

Patrick Coyle (b. 1983, Hull, UK) is an artist and writer working predominantly with performance and sculpture. He recently delivered performances at Global Committee, New York; El Tercer Lugar, Buenos Aires; Westminster Reference Library, London; Catalyst Arts, Belfast; Van Alen Institute, New York; Tate Modern, London; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London and Nottingham Contemporary. Recent exhibitions include The Place Where He Is Meant To Be Lost, The Third Policeman, New York; Trim Your Tongue, DKUK Salon, London; fig-2 28/50 Patrick Coyle & Francesco Pedraglio, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; It Said, ANDOR Gallery, London and You Cannot Step Twice Into The Same River, Pump House Gallery, London. Coyle recently contributed texts to The Cambridge Literary Review Issue 8/9; A Circular 2 and 3; Invisible Fabrick (Norwich); Dear World & Everyone In It, New Poetry in the UK (Bloodaxe Books, Northumberland) and his book /pe(ə)r/, was published by Wysing Arts Centre in 2013. Coyle is currently a resident at The Hub, Wellcome Collection, London, and a member of The Disembodied Voice research group.

Jenny Moore is a Canadian artist and musician based in London. She makes live events and installations where sculpture and performance meet, using music and comedy and groups of friends.  She plays in the all-female, all-drum band Charismatic Megafauna and the kraut-pop band Bas Jan. She hosts and writes You can’t win them all, ladies and gentlemen, an occasional, live, travelling radio show exploring the insane neo-liberal demands that artists be everything to everyone. Recent performances include SEX TALK MTG at Serpentine Gallery, Late @ Tate Britain, Likely Stories with Jarvis Cocker, BFI London, Bear Pit residency at Focal Point Gallery,  Block Universe Performance Festival, London; Serpentine Gallery, London; Tate Britain; Library Gallery, Canada; Wysing Music Festival, Cambridge; Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Almanac Projects, Tate Modern, South London Gallery, Hayward Gallery (all London), LA Pedestrians (Los Angeles), Bergen Kunsthalle (Norway), and the Printed Matter Art Book Fair (New York). She went to art school twice, in Winnipeg and London.

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