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Get Thee To A Nunnery For Cutting-edge Performance Art
The ground-breaking international moving image and performance exhibition Visions in the Nunnery in London marks its tenth edition featuring artists including Dryden Goodwin, Marina Abramović, Ori Gersht, Richard Layzell and Uriel Orlow.

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Visions in the Nunnery returns after a four year gap

After a four year gap, Visions in the Nunnery at Bow Arts' Nunnery Gallery returns to showcase over 100 artists' work.

Presenting a unique and exciting platform for cutting edge digital and performance art, there will be an innovative six-part programme with 12 events featuring live performances in the gallery and its unique Victorian enclosed courtyard.

The first London showing of Dryden Goodwin's work Poised will open the exhibition during Frieze week from October 5 and will be on show until October 20. A special event for Frieze's East End Night will close the first week and features Patrick Simkins' live and interactive performance Dance and Draw.

Exhibition partners include Artsadmin, who are lending Steve Lambert's iconic and interactive installation Capitalism Works For Me! True/False.

Meanwhile, LIMA, an international platform for media art, will lend a variety of work including Marina Abramović's The Scream and the Rotterdam-based Unnoticed Art Festival.

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A still from Poised by Dryden Goodwin, which is exhibited at Visions In The Nunnery

For the Museums at Night festival at the end of October, Visions In The Nunnery will also premiere a new installation from film duo Webb-Ellis from October 25 to 30. Three of Ori Gersht's works will follow from November 1 to 16.

From November 17 to 23, there will be live performances including Gur Arie Piepskovitz's A Passion for Passion. There will also be works from Ruth Novaczek and Tanya Syed, who are preparing to show at Tate Modern in From Reel to Real and Uriel Orlow.

Work by Natalia Skobeeva, who recently won the Red Mansion prize, is on show between November 24 and 30 when there will also be exhibits from BEEF (Bristol Experimental and Expanded Film), which is known for immersive photochemical and sonic experimental performances.

The final Programme 3, from December 1 to 18, will open with a new and live performance from Richard Layzell along with featuring Nina Danino, who was shortlisted for the Jury Award at this year's Venice Film Festival.

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Still from Panderer Gary Setzer, which features in the exhibition

The Programme closes with a re-enactment of the emblematic video work Döppelganger from Prof Elaine Shemilt, part of a series started in 1974, three of which were exhibited at the Video Show at the Serpentine Gallery in May 1975.

Established in 1999, Visions in the Nunnery became renowned for championing emerging and experimental moving image practice. It has exhibited artists including Oreet Ashery, Lucy Beech & Edward Thomasson, Heather Phillipson and Matt Stokes in the early stages of their careers.

Exhibition: Visions in the Nunnery
Nunnery Gallery at Bow Arts, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ
5 October – 18 December 2016
020 8980 7774
Admission is free. Opening Hours: Tues – Sun, 10am – 5pm
Nearest tube station is Bow Road.
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Why? See emerging experimental moving and performance moving art
When: 5 October – 18 December, 2016
Phone: 020 8980 7774
Where: Nunnery Gallery in London
Cost: Free
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