Look back on Turner Prize-winning artist Tai Shani's performance of 'My Bodily Remains', our first event in partnership with Museum of London
We hosted the live performance artwork commission in October as Museum of London's, and the world's first nightclub in residence in a museum.
Last month we hosted our first event in partnership with the Museum of London. Turner Prize Winning Artist Tai Shani performed 'My Bodily Remains', a stunning new live performance artwork commissioned by Art Night.
The show itself was described as a "dark chamber play exploring eroticism, mysticism, and intersectional queer feminism", with "revolution" depicted as its as overall theme. Entitled My bodily remains, your bodily remains, and all the bodily remains that ever were, and ever will be. (Down, skin, pelt, vellum, alert tangled roots, subcutaneous flesh, subterranean blind life), it draws inspiration from Smithfield’s history as one of London’s earliest execution sites.
“These ideas are at the forefront of my mind and feel very urgent to me,” Shani commented prior to the event. “I am really interested to see how they will play out in the setting of fabric — a space for pleasure, abandon, and communal ‘transcendence’ that sits upon a site of state violence.”
'My Bodily Reminds' features a live score by Maxwell Sterling and Richard Fearless (Death in Vegas) as well as digital animations by Adam Sinclair. The work was specially commissioned in collaboration with Art Night, which began in 2016 as a London-based art initiative with nocturnal programming across the city.
It was a pleasure to host the event in partnership with Art Night and our neighbours at the Museum of London. We look forward to our ongoing relationship with Museum of London, as the world’s first nightclub-in-residence in a museum.
"The institutions will soon be neighbours: The museum is moving from London Wall to West Smithfield, where it is set to reopen in 2026 within a cluster of historic buildings at the working meat market that fabric once served. The “residence” is the first in a series of local collaborations spearheaded by the museum in an effort to spotlight different perspectives on London’s long and deeply layered history." – ArtNet.
"Our collaboration will create special moments and memories for Londoners and visitors to the city. The first of many collaborations to offer new perspectives on London’s story.” – Sharon Ament
Read more about the partnership here.