Friday 13 October: The Gathering, London

St James’s Piccadilly, London
13:00-22:00, Friday 13 October 2023

The Spiral is a turning, a gathering – a world in the making. A common pattern of nature found across cosmic galaxies, snail shells, pine cones, flowers and DNA the spiral symbolises the constant change and evolution of the universe. Spirals are also a structure of experience and memory: we learn and grow through repetition and return. 

Join us at the Ignota Gathering: The Spiral to celebrate Ignota’s fifth birthday on Friday 13 October at St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London, with Ignota’s friends and family to explore the spiral through resonance, poetry and philosophy.

The day and evening will unfold across dialogues, collaborations and performances spiralling around psychedelic hieroglyphs, Hilma af Klint’s imagery and the spirit realm, cinematic whorls, the Endcore doom- and downward- spiral into Horny-Sad Hell, eternity and ornament, open-ended languages and more.

‘True journey is return.’ – Ursula K. Le Guin

Confirmed artists for the afternoon [tickets here!] include Ignota friends and family Shumon Basar, Federico Campagna, Jennifer HiggiePaul PurgasNisha RamayyaHimali Singh Soinand Flora Yin Wong, with more TBA⁠.⁠

Confirmed artists for the evening [tickets here!] include Lucinda Chua, NYX, Tai Shani and Maxwell Sterling⁠⁠⁠.⁠

Programmed by Sarah Shin and Susanna Davies-Crook.


13:00: Lunchtime concert ⁠
Afternoon: Talks and readings ⁠
Evening: Music and performance ⁠
Afterparty from 22:00 at the ICA (five minutes’ walk from St James’s Church) ⁠

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