NOIT – 2
Launch events

Friday 20 June 2014 7–9pm, Portikus & Sunday 22 June 2014 4—6pm, Flat Time House

NOIT–2 Burning, guest edited by Lisa Le Feuvre, will launch with screenings in London, and presentation and performance in Frankfurt.

Still from William Raban Rights of Passage (1997) 7' Beta SP. Image courtesy the artist (NOIT – 2  0)

Still from William Raban Rights of Passage (1997) 7' Beta SP. Image courtesy the artist

The London launch will be accompanied by a special screening of extracts from William Raban's forthcoming film, 72-82, introduced by the filmmaker. Documenting 10 years of the ACME gallery, 72-82 features footage of Stephen Cripps' pyrotechnic performances, as discussed by Raban in NOIT–2 in a interview with Lisa Le Feuvre. This will be shown alongside Rights of Passage (1997), a short film made by Raban documenting the percussion and pyrotechnic event by Paul Burwell. Also on display will be footage of the 2012 reprise of Annea Lockwood's Piano Burning (1968) that took place at Grizedale Arts, as well as documentation of the recent experimental 'Skoob' performances undertaken in Frankfurt by Neal White.

Places for this event are extremely limited. Booking is essential. Please email info@flattimeho.org.uk or call 02072074845.

John Latham Skoob Performance Städelschule, Frankfurt, 2014. Photo: Sophie von Olfers (NOIT – 2  1)

John Latham Skoob Performance Städelschule, Frankfurt, 2014. Photo: Sophie von Olfers

Portikus in Frankfurt will host a presentation by Lisa Le Feuvre which will be followed by a discussion between Le Feuvre, artist and researcher Neal White, and Sophie von Olfers, curator of Portikus. The evening will conclude with the final Skoob performance on the Portikus island. God is Great (10-19) is an exhibition currently on view at Portikus and comprises of John Latham’s work God is Great (#4) from 2005 and a new work by Neal White, developed especially for this project. As part of the exhibition, a series of experimental 'Skoob' performances were conducted, which were documented as field recordings and inserted into NOIT–2 as a DVD. These performances, which were originally titled 'Skoob Tower Ceremonies' and executed by John Latham from the 1960s onwards, were burnings of book towers in public space. The 'Skoobs' undertaken for the exhibition at Portikus convey the investigative and incidental affinities between both artists’ practices and theories.