Site Gallery welcomes artist Daria Martin and curator Sara Cluggish for a screening and discussion around Martin’s newly commissioned film A Hunger Artist (HD, 16 minutes), currently on view at Sheffield’s historic Abbeydale Picture House.
Drawing from the fields of art, literature, psychology and science, Martin’s new work experimentally adapts Franz Kafka’s modernist short story of the same name. Originally written in 1924, A Hunger Artist presents an ambiguous allegory about performer who publicly fasts for weeks on end.
Join us for a conversation around the making of the film and decision to adapt this particular text, as well as major themes that resonate throughout both Martin and Kafka’s works – voyeurism, shifting power relations, spectatorship and bodily transformations.
Daria Martin is an American artist-filmmaker working in London and Professor of Art at Oxford University. Solo exhibitions include Austrialian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Tate Britain, London; New Museum, New York; Kunsthalle Zurich, and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Group exhibitions include 14th Istanbul Biennial, Shanghai Biennial, Manifesta, Pompidou, Paris, Generali Foundation, Vienna, and Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paulo. Her work is currently on view in the collection display at Tate Modern, London.
Daria Martin in represented by Maureen Paley, London.
Sara Cluggish is a writer and curator based in Minneapolis. She is Co-Director of FD13 Residency for the Arts in Minneapolis/St. Paul where she is currently developing new commissions with Marianna Simnett and Diane Simpson. She teaches modern and contemporary Art History at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and was formerly Site Gallery Curator from 2013 – 2017. She holds an MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths University of London and BFA in Fine Art from The Maryland Institute College of Art.