Slalom

  • Free
  • Performance
  • Relaxed
Photograph of a performer in a studio adopting the stance of slalom skiing as if in a strong curving turn on a ski slope, looking forward with knees bent and weight on the outer edge of their feet.
Slalom. © Dimitris Parthimos for TAVROS.

What you’ll do

Come and watch performers slalom towards a future affected by climate change as artist Sena Başöz investigates how reconsidering the past can be a generative, healing act. This live performance uses movement, sound and our collections to explore the role of archives in practising ‘care’ and regenerating the future. 

The performances on Friday 27 May at 13:00 and on Saturday 28 May at 15.00 will be relaxed events. There will be comfortable seating, cushions, blankets and mats in the room. Ear defenders, earplugs, board games and fidget toys will also be available. You are welcome to move around and make noise at any time.

The performance on Thursday 26 May will be filmed and the performance on Friday 27 May will be photographed.

Slalom is commissioned by Block Universe in partnership with Delfina Foundation and SAHA Association. For more about Block Universe, sign up to their Newsletter.

Dates

Events

Thursday 26 May 2022

  • Performance

Reading Room

Tickets via Eventbrite

Friday 27 May 2022

  • Performance
  • Relaxed

Reading Room

Tickets via Eventbrite

Saturday 28 May 2022

  • Performance
  • Relaxed

Reading Room

Tickets via Eventbrite

  • Performance

Reading Room

Tickets via Eventbrite

Need to know

Location

We’ll be in the Reading Room on level 2. You can walk up the spiral staircase to the Reading Room door, or take the lift up and then head left from the Library Desk.

Guaranteed place

For this event, booking a ticket guarantees you a place on the day. We advise arriving before the event starts so you can find a seat. If you have any access requests or requirements, email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 020 7611 2222.

Relaxed

This is a relaxed event, which means that if you need to, you are welcome to move around and make noise at any time.

Our event terms and conditions

In partnership with

Sena Başöz

Artist

Sena Başöz is a Turkish artist and filmmaker based in Istanbul. Her work investigates healing processes after cases of trauma focusing on regeneration possibilities of what is frozen, dead, stale or lost. The organism’s self-repair and the balance nature obtains in the long run constitute the backbone of the narratives she employs in her works. Her recent solo exhibitions were Clam at Matsuake, Librairie Yvon Lambert, Paris, Astronomical Movements at Bilsart, Istanbul and Ars Oblivionis at Lotsremark Projekte, Basel.

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Block Universe

Partner

Block Universe is London’s leading international performance art festival and commissioning body, bringing together cutting-edge performance and surrounding discourse at the cross-section of contemporary visual art, dance and music in locations across London, internationally and online.