To do this weekend: 27th - 29th September
Rebecca Allen is a pioneering artist inspired by the aesthetics of motion, the study of perception and behaviour and the potential of advanced technology. Her artwork, which spans nearly four decades and takes the form of experimental video, large-scale performances, live simulations and virtual and augmented reality art installations, addresses issues of gender, identity and what it means to be human as technology redefines our sense of reality.
Our new permanent gallery explores trust, identity and health in a changing world.
Being Human explores what it means to be human in the 21st century. It reflects our hopes and fears about new forms of medical knowledge, and our changing relationships with ourselves, each other and the world.
Featuring 50 artworks and objects, the gallery is divided into four sections: Genetics, Minds & Bodies, Infection, and Environmental Breakdown. Discover a refugee astronaut carrying their belongings to an unknown destination, sniff a perfumed bronze sculpture that smells of breast milk, listen to an epidemic jukebox, and watch a fast-food outlet slowly flood.
All weekend, 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
With it being Camden's largest Oktoberfest celebrations, Camden's Electric Ballroom will be transformed into a fully decked-out, traditional Bavarian beerhall complete with long wooden tables and bunting, fit for a decadent bohemian schloss. Herman ze German will provide its legendary sausage, bringing authentic German wurst to punters tables throughout the event. Alongside giant beers and endless delicious sausages, attendees to Camden's Official Oktoberfest can expect music from The Old Dirty Brasstards, a 10 piece drum and brass ensemble playing covers, classics and oompah favourites.
Building on ongoing research into extractive activities in Chile and Swedish Sábme, Tales from the Crust presents existing and new work by Chilean artist Ignacio Acosta, comprising documents, films, photographs, maps and objects. Through an in-depth visual and spatial exploration, the works presented in the exhibition are articulated as a series of overlapping case studies of extractive violence. These include Parque Andino Juncal, an Andean conservation park currently fighting against mining exploration; and Caimanes, an agricultural town heavily affected by water contamination and scarcity by Latin America’s largest toxic dam El Mauro from Los Pelambres copper mine.
Keats House, Sunday, 2 - 4pm
Join Poet in Residence and children’s author Simon Mole for a fun family workshop writing poetry for and about our favourite wildlife. We will use Keats’s love of nature as a route into exploring the impact of the climate crisis on the world around us.