A Stage for Any Revolution is an open-air modular stage through which a series of public readings and performances were organised under the Serpentine Galleries’ Edgware Road Project and Centre for Possible Studies in the summer of 2015. The stage is an adaptation of constructivist set designer Viktor Shestakov’s unrealised 1929 stage of the same name. Its positioning on Edgware Road explores the complexity of the Middle East's political landscape from the vantage point of London's mostly Arab Edgware Road Community.
A Stage for Any Revolution is the result of six months' research under the Serpentine Galleries' Centre for Possible Studies, a residency programme dedicated to investigating the possibilities for public life by generating interest in shared spaces, values, and responsibilities over the development of the neighbourhoods that shape our cities.
The events and actions that took place on A Stage for Any Revolution between July 11th and July 20th, 2015were convened by Alia Farid and Dani Lloveras with contributions by diásporas críticas, Kiani del Valle, Sophia Al Maria, Implicated Theatre (Francis Rifkin and Amal Khalaf), Seymour Art Collective, and others.
I want a President. Photos by Manuela Barczewski.
Above, a group photo following reading (some members missing).
Alia Farid and Dani LLoveras rehearsing for Acts of Memory – Tyburnia. Photo by Manuela Barczewski.
Acts of Memory – Tyburnia. Photos by Manuela Barczewski.