september, 2018

Sensational Bodies - Jerwood Staging SeriesAn evening of performance curated by ICF Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street

Event Details


An evening curated by Adelaide Bannerman and Jessica Taylor of the ICF, presenting the work of two artists who consider expanded ways of seeing and speaking beyond the historicised or everyday through performance.

In his practice, Adam Patterson explores strategies of resistance to particular neo-colonial structures, working to subvert perceptions and deconstruct tropes associated with the post-colonial Caribbean. Interested in the fragility and vulnerability of human existence, Rubiane Maia examines the synergies and relationships between bodies, objects and nature.

This event is free to attend but booking is required via Eventbrite.


About the artists

Adam Patterson is a Barbadian visual artist and writer based in Barbados and the Netherlands. He completed his BA (Hons) Fine Art at Central Saint Martina, London, in 2017. His work emerges from imagining strategies of resistance in the face of neo-colonial encounters and desires that affect Barbados and the Caribbean region. His work has been exhibited at Tate Exchange at Tate Modern, London and he participated in “Sonic Soundings / Venice Trajectories,” a sound art project coordinated with the Diaspora Pavilion presented by ICF during the 57th Venice Biennale. He has contributed to panel presentations at the “Caribbean Diasporic Dialogues” conferences at Goldsmiths University and the British Library. He has written for Fresh Milk Arts Platform, ARC Magazine and Sugarcane Magazine. He is currently an artist in residence in Caribbean Linked at Ateliers ’89, Aruba. For more info visit 

Header image: Adam Patterson, Lookalook, performance (2018). Photo: Logan C Thomas.


Rubiane Maia is from Minais Gerais, Brazil, and lives and works between Brazil, Spain and the United Kingdom. Maia is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice occupies the intersection between performance, video and installation—occasionally flirting with drawing, collage, literature and cinema. She is attracted by states of synergy, encompassing the invisible relationships of affect and flux, and investigates the body in order to amplify the possibilities of perception beyond the habitual. By doing so, she is constantly re-elaborating her personal notion of existential territories (spatial, temporal, social and cognitive). She is interested in residues at odds with the image or the action from which they originate, and in the relentless attempt to reach the unreachable, inevitably exposing the temporary trail of the unfinished. More recently, she has been studying the processes of telekinesis, the interdependency between bodies, objects and natural forces, and the silent resilience meeting the countless micro-revolutions of the everyday. For more info visit

Below image: Rubiane Maia, a los cuatro vientos (cómo producir una declaración de amor) to the four winds (how to produce a declaration of love) (2012). Photo: Quim Moya.


Year Around Event (2018)


Jerwood Space

171 Union Street