Saturday, 4 March, 12pm to 9pm
CCA Derry~Londonderry in collaboration with Basic Space is delighted to host ‘The Present Is Not Enough – Part I’, featuring work by Olivia Sparrow and Kian Benson Bailes. ‘Part I’ takes place as part ‘The Edge of Things’, a series of one-day exhibitions curated by CCA and Sean Lynch.
Please join us at CCA for an inclusive day of events open to everyone in Derry/Londonderry and beyond. We would like to especially welcome the LGBTQAI+ community to attend a late opening of music and drinks, from 6pm – 9pm Sparrow will host the Queer Day School (ticketed event), a free peer-led workshop facilitating the creation of oral, written or audio/visual pieces. Queer Day School focuses on creating sites of peer learning and the communal dissemination of knowledge, primarily engaged with the queer community. Sparrow’s role
‘Part I’ is a Basic Space project curated by Daniel Bermingham. It is the first in a series of curatorial initiatives, crafting sites of institutional critique through performative and pedagogical practices, responding to the writings of the late José Esteban Muñoz. Occupying CCA as an ephemeral community centre, the public is invited to engage with a series of political, social and artistic actions. Over the course of the day Saturday, March 4th, CCA will be host to the display of artistic and performative practices, peer learning workshops, an archive and a late opening.
‘The Present Is Not Enough’ series emerged from a frustration with political pacification and tokenism as a response to structural disenfranchisement. This has been given particular impetus due to the rise of right-wing populism and the urgent desire to craft alternate futurities, through which new presents can be fabricated. ‘Part I’ aims to imagine a durational utopism through sites of artistic display: a “nonplace”; blurring the distinction between public gathering and performative acts of private desire and representation. In this commonage, individuals and communities can gather in the mutual aspiration of imagining radically alternate futurities.
12pm – Open
12pm – 4pm – Queer Day School
6pm – 9pm – Late opening
Queer Day School, book here:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you interested in attending and would like to avail of a bus from Belfast. If there is enough interest, a courier bus can be arranged.
Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry
10–12 Artillery St, Derry~Londonderry, BT48 6RG
T: +44 (0) 28 7137 3538