When: 1st – 3rd August 2012
Where: V22 Summer Club at the Biscuit Factory, Bermondsey
£: Free (book in advance via Battersea Arts Centre).
What is it?
Rio’s artists have been making, creating and occupying London for a month as part of the London 2012 Festival. For three days at the beginning of August they’ll come together to present and perform in new venue, V22 at the Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey, for the free Rio Occupation London Festival Finale.
A Brazilian artistic bonanza from Rio’s new generation of artists, the festival offers a unique chance to experience over thirty original art works. Each day begins at 3pm with opportunities to view, interact, appreciate, experience and digest a dazzling array of video installations, live performance, cinema, theatre, dance, music, etc. There will always be food and drink and every night finishes with a party led by live musicians and DJs. With thirty hours over three days, this is art that surprises, challenges, provokes and amuses; from guerrilla banana street art to an Endless Poem, from live cinema to suspended bodies. Artists featured include legendary Brazilian visual artist Laura Lima, DJ João Brasil and Brazilian Kitchen; a band of artists and chefs who cook while they jam, created especially for the occupation and made up of occupation artists.
These amazing works have been created by Rio’s boldest artistic voices, who have created a dazzling array of new work during a month of Occupations at various venues around London including the Olympic Park. All of the artists will be present throughout the festival to meet audiences and talk with them about their work. There will also be the chance to win two places on the return leg of the occupation, joining 30 British artists as they head across to Rio in 2013.