Park Nights

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Park Nights
Jakob Kudsk Steensen

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Want to stay out past bedtime for something other than a pint and be wowed by some esoteric art while you’re at it? Then Park Nights is the one. The series of arty lates will take place in Kensington Gardens, with the Serpentine Pavilion acting as the event’s centrepiece. As the sun sets, the crowd will gather under the slate roof of architect Junya Ishigami’s cave-like structure for a carefully curated line-up of experimental artists, designers and performers.

It’s taking place over the next three months, and you can expect new and boundary-pushing art in a beautiful setting. For starters, you can enter an alternative reality (using only your ears) this Friday with artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen’s ‘The Deep Listener’ – a sonic experiment exploring how imagination, ecology and technology intertwine. And on July 26, artist Shawanda Corbett will present ‘Blackbird in Mississippi’, a performance piece seen from the perspective of a black woman with a disability.

If you’re all booked up until September, you can still catch artist Cecilia Vicuña’s Park Night ‘Clit Nest’, where she’ll ‘weave a temporary nest for the clitoris of the earth’ and turn the Pavilion into a cosmological womb. Who knew the planet’s g-spot had been hiding in Kensington this whole time…

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