Dive Bar events are always free. Capacity is limited to 50 people, with places given on a first come, first served basis.
On this evening, choreographer Krõõt Juurak will present her lecture The Place of the Grave, in collaboration with Alex Bailey. Somewhere between the deeply engaging and the uncomfortably real, Krõõt’s delivery is that of the stand-offish stand-up tragi-comic. This lecture explores notions of disappearance, expectancy, and the duty of memory with regard to modesty. Cheap Shots will be served from the bar, at the knockdown price of €3. Krõõt’s performance is kindly supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.
This event is running as part of the exhibition The Centre For Dying On Stage #1, curated by Kate Strain. Every Thursday a recurring Dive Bar will transform the gallery into an informal social space for performance, exchange and encounter.
Krõõt Juurak (b. Tallinn, Estonia, 1981) is a choreographer and performer whose work, which comprises of performances, presentations, texts, workshops and mood shifts, challenges fixed definitions of choreography and performance. She graduated in dance and choreography from ArtEZ, Arnhem in 2003 and obtained an MA in Fine Arts from the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. She has presented her work in a variety of forms at venues including Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam, 2014; Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, 2013; Venice Biennale, 2013; Mindaugas Triennial, Contemporary Art Center, Villnius, 2012; ImPulsTanz, Vienna, 2012; de Appel Boys School, Amsterdam, 2012; CIAP Hasselt, Belgium, 2011; Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck, 2010; Kunsthalle Wien project space Karlsplatz, Vienna, 2010; Tallinn Art Hall, 2009 and deSingel, Antwerp, 2008.
Krõõt Juurak – ‘Bad Mood’, 2014