Broadway's Near Now is proud to be part of Art Night 2021 in partnership with Somerset House.

They'll be screening all broadcast works across one evening on Thursday 15 July - including THE HEART WANTS WHAT THE HEART WANTS by Near Now Fellow Adham Faramawy.

Join them on the night - with drinks and dinner; on a laptop in bed or with friends in a dark room with the volume up high; in Skye, Swansea, London, Kampala, or wherever you may be. 

The 2021 festival is titled Nothing Compares 2U after the song written by Prince and most famously performed by Sinead O’ Connor. The title acts as a frame for the festival, it pulls at a thread of defiance and both personal and collective self-determination which runs throughout the programme. 

The broadcast begins with a body crashing through a bus shelter window and ends with the hypnotic syntax of the tala rhythmic system. 

Running Order:

  • Mark Leckey 
  • Adham Faramawy, The heart wants what the heart wants
  • Philomène Pirecki, The Scrying Eye 
  • OOMK, STUART Papers
  • Oona Doherty, Hunter Filmed  
  • Isabel Lewis, What can we learn about love from lichen? 
  • Sonya Dyer, HFO: Andromeda
  • Alberta Whittle, HOLDING THE LINE: a refrain in two parts
  • Imran Perretta & Paul Purgas 

The marathon is broadcast in partnership with Somerset House and will be hosted on our homepage and also on the websites of our partners - Art Review, ATLAS Arts, Broadway Near Now Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Glasgow Women’s Library, Grand Union, New Hall Art Collection, Peak, Wysing Arts Centre, The Tetley and 180 Studios. All films are open/closed captioned with thanks to the artists, Collective Text and Sara Morrison with support from Wysing Arts Centre and the Art Night team. 

Art Night would like to thank all the artists, project partners and co-commissioners on our 2021 programme – ATLAS Arts, Broadway’s Near Now, CCA Derry, Compton Verney, FACT, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Iniva, g39, Glasgow Women’s Library, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Goethe-Institut, Grand Union, New Hall Art Collection, Peak, Somerset House, The Tetley, Towner, Two Temple Place, Wysing Arts Centre and 180 Studios.

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