TRANSGENESIS: A series of experiments by Agnes?
Co-organised with The Orange Garden
30 April — 23 May 2021
Harlesden Highstreet — Belsize Park, London
Unfolding in three parts, TRANSGENESIS was a site-specific installation and public programme by Agnes?, evoking an evolutionary process of perpetual self-transformation and culminating in the artist’s long-durational performance: 184 hours of performance over the course of 23 consecutive days, 8 hours each day. The exhibition and performancer was augmented by choregraphy by Magnus Westwell, of which a special programme of dancers further activated the space on select days, with sound design by Portamento and costumes by Erica Curci. A special exhibition text written by myself was published to conincide with the show and a special “In Conversation” with Kostas Stasinopoulos, Assitant Curator of Live Programmes at the Serpentine Galleries was streamed live after the show’s closure.
︎︎︎Press, ‘Agnes? interview with Charlie Mills’ in Coeval Magazine (2021)
︎︎︎Press, ‘Is this London’s most extreme art performance right now?’ in Time Out (2021)
︎︎︎Press, ‘TRANSGENESIS’ in Ofluxo Platform (2021)
︎︎︎Press, ‘Why the artist Agnes? is living inside an octopus for a month’ in VICE i-D (2021)
︎︎︎Press, ‘TRANSGENESIS — Agnes? interviewed by Lara Monroe’ in Autre Magazine (2021)