London Procession, curated by Hayward Gallery and conceived by Marinella Senatore, will begin at the Battersea Power Station and move north throughout the night culminating in a finale at the Hayward Gallery. Please see the schedule below for detailed times and information.
This large-scale participatory performance, devised specifically for Art Night, takes its inspiration from public ceremonies, civil and religious rituals, working-class gatherings, mass events and street musicals. Merging forms of protest, dance, music, theatre and sporting activity within a temporal framework of celebration, Senatore’s work highlights the emancipatory power of communal creative processes. This is especially relevant in the context of new urban developments and the impact of collective formations on the social history of places and communities.
Senatore’s approach emphasizes non-hierarchical learning, self-training and the creation of an active citizenship through informal education. Participants of all ages, skills, and backgrounds from local communities have been invited to work together with Senatore as collaborators in The London Procession; contributing something that is reflective of the needs and wants of their community.